B.A. (Honours) NUIM, M.A. (Honours) NUIM, PGDE (Honours) NUIM, PGDELM (Honours) MU, MAELM (Honour - ongoing) MU.

Maria is a second level teacher of Irish for the past 13 years. She has a grá for Gaeilge and endeavours to inspire the same in her students.

Maria spends time every summer working in Gaeltacht courses and has also worked as a Leaving Certificate examiner. She uses this experience in her teaching to help students maximise their marks with a focus on the marking schemes and how best to address exam questions.

Maria places strong emphasis on the Oral Irish component as she believes this helps to improve all areas of competency in the language.

Maria’s lessons incorporate a variety of notes, resources and sample answers to aid students in achieving their full potential in Irish. Every effort is made to make Irish more accessible for all learners in the class.

Maria has been teaching students in Ashfield College for a number of years now.