Ashfield College Teachers are the best performing teachers recruited from top Irish schools. Our teachers are renowned subject specialists and include Leaving Certificate examiners and text book authors. Below is a selection of our top team.

John Winters

Subjects: Maths, Physics

John Winters has been teaching Maths, Physics and Applied Maths to Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) since 1993 and holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics.

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Peter Jackson

Subjects: Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry

Peter is the author of several Leaving Cert text books in both Biology and Chemistry and has extensive experience as an Examiner for the State Exams Commission.

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Declan Fitzpatrick

Declan Fitzpatrick

Subjects: Irish, English

Declan Fitzpatrick has taught Irish and English to all levels for 35 years in Templeogue College, Dublin

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Nicky Dowling

Subjects: French, German

Nicky is a dynamic and inspirational teacher of modern languages, who graduated with the highest grade ever achieved for the PGCE from the University of Manchester. 

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Jennifer Skelly

Subjects: Geography, English (Higher)

Jennifer is an exceptionally popular and effective teacher who has taught both Geography and English at Ashfield College for more than five years.

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Philip Curry Leaving Cert Teacher

Philip Curry

Subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics.

Philip has over 20 years’ teaching experience and has worked for the State Exams Commission for 10 years as a Leaving Certificate examiner.

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Sarah Clarke

Subjects: Art, Art History

Providing students with the tools to complete creative endeavours far beyond their Leaving Certificate Art exam is Sarah's goal.

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Kathleen Murphy

Subject: Music

Kathleen has been preparing and conducting Practical Music exams for the Leaving Cert for 10 years and is similarly experienced in teaching.

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Niamh Condon

Subjects: Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry

Niamh is an experienced science teacher who believes in preparing students for real-world, professional success.

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Val Connell

Subject: Design & Communication Graphics

Val is an education innovator with a passion for teaching students to create their own solutions.

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Nigel MacMillan

Subjects: Applied Maths, Physics

Nigel Macmillan has over 10 years’ experience teaching Maths, Physics and Applied Maths.

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Maitiú Ó Faoláin

Subjects: Irish, Irish for Primary Teaching

Maitiú has over eleven years’ experience teaching Irish, including being a senior member of the teaching staff in Coláiste Árainn Mhóir Donegal.

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Daniela Vargiu

Subject: Italian

Daniela is an expert and enthusiastic Italian teacher.

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Darran Breathnach

Subject: Irish for Primary Teaching

Darran is a secondary school teacher of Irish and Geography for the past 10 years. He puts a massive emphasis on the spoken language and firmly believes that this improves all aspects of the language.

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Eoghan Casey

Subject: HPAT Preparation

Eoghan Casey is a Barrister-at-Law. He also holds a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematical Science and has taught at secondary and university level.

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Dr Ali Selim

Subject: Arabic

Since 1999, Dr Selim has been teaching Arabic to native and non-native speakers and lectures in Arabic studies at Trinity College.

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