BA (Honours) NUIM , Ard-dioplóma san oideachas NUIG
Subject: Irish for Primary Teaching

Darran has been a secondary school teacher of Irish and Geography for the past 10 years.

He has a great passion for his two subjects and spends much of the summer in the Gaeltacht. Darran puts a massive emphasis on the spoken language and firmly believes that this improves all aspects of the language. He has done much work with the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) to encourage the use of technology in language learning. He takes great pride in giving students a ‘grá’ for the language and engaging them. He is very much aware of the challenges students face when learning the language, and is confident in his ability to equip students with the tools and confidence they need to excel in the language.

Darran is a great teacher, his love for the Irish language is contagious. I really enjoyed this year, he made the syllabus enjoyable to learn.

Rachel Warren, Irish for Primary Teaching

Darran Is A Really Good Teacher. He Explained Everything So Well And The Classes Were So Much Fun. If I Had Had A Teacher Like Darran In School, I Would Have Enjoyed Learning The Irish Language.

Shelia Coyle, Irish for Primary Teaching