Share your teacher story! #ITeachAbroad
Irish educators have been changing the landscape of education worldwide for generations and this is a tradition that continues to this day. With more opportunities available than ever before, teaching abroad offers more scope to travel, integrate within new cultures and discover new skills.
To accompany our current temporary exhibition ‘Irish Educators Abroad’ we are collecting stories from Irish teachers working abroad today. We want to hear about your unique experience and why you chose to teach abroad and we’ll share your story with the world. So whether you’re teaching Maths in Chile or English in Dubai, then we’d love to hear from you.
Meet Karina Slattery from Ballaghaderreen, who is teaching at the Norwegian International School Kindergarten in Hong Kong.
Julie McClay is from Co.Cork and is teaching at the Cluny Kindergarten school in New Zealand.
This is Paula Sarkissian from Derry, who has taught in France, Doha, Qatar and Canada.
Meet Eimer Page from Newry, who is teaching at the Phillips Exeter Academy in the United States.
Joanne King is from Dublin and is teaching at the JOYoga school in Morocco.
Jenifer Robinson is teaching at the Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir in Oman.
This is Daragh McMunn from Dublin, who is teaching at the Varmond School in Mexico.
This is Alan McCarthy from Co.Cork, who is teaching at The British School Al Khubairat in United Arab Emirates.
Oliver Walsh Foreman from Dublin is currently teaching at Ngoc Thuy Primary School in Vietnam.
Meet Reuben Boyd from Belfast, who is teaching at the Lee I Yao school in Hong Kong.
Meet Emmet Agnew from Dundalk, who is teaching at the First Class English School in Japan.
This is Simon Hall from Dublin, who is teaching at the Eastwood International School in Lebanon.
Meet David Dunne from Co. Louth, who is teaching at the University of Victoria in Canada.
This is Eucharia Donnery from Cork, who is teaching at the Shonan Institute of Technology in Japan.
Meet Tomás Kelly from Meath, who is teaching at the English World School in Japan.
Eoin Pól Ó Rúis from Tír Eoghain, moved to Italy to teach at Scuola Europea di Varese.
Elizabeth McDonald from Carlow moved to Italy to teach at the European School of Varese.
This is Bernadette Kavanagh from Dublin, who is teaching at the Harriet Gwin Elementary School in the United States.
Meet Elizabeth Moon from Dublin, who is teaching at The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.
Read Tom Keddy’s story, who moved from Dublin to teach at the Roberto Clemente Community Academy in the United States.
This is Hazel Reilly from Dublin, who is teaching at the Konangakuen and Fukubemiraigakuen school in Japan.
Meet Vickey Power from Waterford, who is teaching at St. Mary’s School in Sri Lanka.
This is Eleanor Mckenna from Dublin, who is currently teaching in Japan.
Read Siobhán O Sullivan’s story, who moved from Cork to the United Arab Emirates to teach at the Khalifa University.
This is Patrick Allen from Dublin, who is currently teaching at the Feltham HMYOI school in the United Kingdom.
This is Catherine Bawden from Mullingar, who is teaching at the Broadwood Area School in New Zealand.