61 US Citizens Awarded Grants to Study Irish in Ireland’s Gaeltachtaí

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For Immediate Release

20 US Secondary School Students Receive Summer Gaeltacht Awards for the First Time

Wednesday, 18th June 2014: – Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley, T.D., welcomed the first ever group of U.S. secondary school students to receive Gaeltacht Summer Awards at Dáil Éireann today. In addition to the 20 High School student awardees, 41 undergraduate, postgraduate and professional US citizens have received Gaeltacht Summer Awards. The Gaeltacht Summer Awards are supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and the National Lottery.

These awards from the Ireland United States Commission for Educational Exchange offer U.S. citizens currently studying and teaching the Irish language the opportunity to participate in 2-6 week Irish language courses in Ireland’s Gaeltachtaí during the summer.

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Minister Dinny McGinley, T.D with U.S. secondary
school students Thomas Jaehnig and Conor Sullivan

This summer, a total of 61 awardees will attend courses in:
• Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
• Magee Summer School, University of Ulster, Derry
• Muintearas, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe
• National University of Ireland Galway’s International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
• Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry
• Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall

Awardees have their course tuition and accommodation covered by the Commission but are responsible for their own travel and other related costs.

Commenting on the awards, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley, T.D said:

“I am delighted that the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the Ireland United States Commission for Educational Exchange can bring 61 Americans to Ireland to further develop their proficiency in the Irish language and to experience the wealth of culture and heritage that the Gaeltachtaí have to offer.

“For the first time this year, US secondary school students are taking part in a 2 week exchange programme in Muintearas, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe. I would especially like to welcome the 20 students and their teachers from Catholic Memorial High School in Massachusetts to Ireland today.

“The Gaeltacht Summer Awards are a hugely beneficial initiative that promote the Irish language community here and abroad and create a sustainable cultural tourism offering in Ireland’s Gaeltachtaí. They are instrumental in forming connections between Ireland and the US and a lifelong interest and understanding of Ireland’s unique language and culture. I am delighted to extend a ‘céad míle fáilte’ to all 61 awardees who will be visiting us this summer.”

Speaking about the awards, Susan Cleary, Director of Public Affairs in the US Embassy Dublin said:

“The Gaeltacht Summer Awards are a unique addition to the Ireland – United States [Fulbright] Commission for Educational Exchange’s awards and activities. They complement the Commission’s core Fulbright awards by providing short immersive experiences for US citizens in Ireland’s rich language and culture. We welcome the Irish Government’s continued and enhanced support for this program which has enabled a record breaking 61 US citizens to visit Ireland this summer.”

Ms. Colleen Dube, Executive Director of the Ireland – United States [Fulbright] Commission for Educational Exchange said:

“The Gaeltacht Summer Awards, now in their fourth year, continue to expand and attract a diverse range of applicants. We are particularly delighted to welcome the first group of secondary students to participate in an exchange from Catholic Memorial High School in Massachusetts.

“The Gaeltacht Summer Awards scheme offers US citizens an unparalleled immersion experience in Ireland. The courses not only offer language learning, but excursions, traditional Irish music and story telling in some of Ireland’s most picturesque locations. The Awards are instrumental in supporting Irish language learners and teachers in the US while also providing tangible economic benefits to Ireland. Each of the awardees has not only invested time in coming to Ireland, but their own finances on international airfares, additional travel, accommodation and entertainment costs while in Ireland. These awards are a superb example of private – public partnership in the cultural tourism sector.

“We are quite sure this year’s awardees will thrive and benefit enormously from their immersion in Gaeltacht courses around the country. We have no doubt they will share their experiences with many others in their home states which include New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, California, Montana, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.”

ENDS

For further information contact:

Emma Loughney – Communication and Administration Officer
Ireland – United States Commission for Educational Exchange
emma.loughney@fulbright.ie/ +353.1.660.7670

Photography from Conor McCabe Photography
info@conormccabe.ie/ +353.85.705.7255

Note to Editor:
The Gaeltacht Summer Awards are not Fulbright Awards but a separate initiative of the Ireland – United States Commission for Educational Exchange (The Fulbright Commission) and are supported by the Irish Government Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and the Irish National Lottery.

 

2014 Irish Language Gaeltacht Summer Study Awardees:

Josh C Azar is an undergraduate at New York University. He will travel to Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Amy Baker is an undergraduate student in English and Irish studies at Elms College in Massachusetts. She will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Suzanne Batchelor is a writer and editor who runs her own company, she volunteers at Cumann Carad na Gaeilge where she teaches Irish on an on line course. She will undertake her Gaeltacht Summer Award at Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall.

Matt Calvert has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead. He will travel to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Catholic Memorial High School is an all boys college preparatory school located in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. The following 20 students and their teacher Mary Concannon will attend an Irish Cultural & Heritage Exchange program at Muintearas, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe.

  • Colin Barrett
  • Thomas Broderick
  • John Crawford
  • Michael Driscoll
  • Maxwell Durham
  • John Feeney
  • Brian Hutchinson
  • Thomas Jaehnig
  • Griffen Larkin
  • Maxwell Lewis
  • August Murphy
  • John Murphy
  • Kevin O’Toole
  • Noel Reed
  • Joseph Scannell
  • Aidan Sheehan
  • Connor Sullivan
  • Bryan Sweeney
  • Aidan Tuomey
  • Hugh Tuomey

Kevin Clarke has retired from the New Jersey’s Prosecutors’ office. He will travel to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Gearóid Costello is a volunteer at the Irish Cultural Center at Elms College. He will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Michael Curtin runs his own grant funded Community Theatre program in New York. He will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Henry P. Day Jr. is a retired PhD engineer living in Portland, Oregon. He will continue his studies in Irish language at Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry for his Summer Gaeltacht Award.
Cindy Deming is a recent graduate of UW Milwaukee. She will undertake her Gaeltacht Summer Award at Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall.

David Downey has just graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA. He will attend a Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua for his Summer Gaeltacht Award.

Andrea Eberle is an undergraduate at the University of California Berkeley studying Celtic Studies & Linguistics. She will attend NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

John Faubion is currently based at Lehman College undertaking a degree in comparative Irish literature. He will undertake his Gaeltacht Summer Award at the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua.

Regina Femminella is a Teacher of Spanish and Social Studies at in New Jersey. She will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Jill Fraley is a US Fulbright Scholar to Ireland for the 2014 2015 academic year based at Trinity College Dublin. She will attend the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Sarah Harsh is a PhD student in English at Emory University, Georgia. She will attend Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Brian Hart is a language tutor and consultant and has an MA in Irish Studies from the National College of Ireland – Galway. He will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Colin Harte is a 4th year PhD student in Ethnomusicology at University of Florida and enrolled in an online Irish language course at the City University of New York Lehman College. He will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Michael King is an undergraduate student at Fordham University. He will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Kathleen McCormack is a substitute teacher based in Washington and a member of the Friends of Irish Studies in the West. She will attend Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Bridget Mullan has an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Nicole Muller is a US Fulbright Scholar to Ireland for 2014 2015 academic year based at NUI Galway. She will attend a Dianchúrsa at Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Na Gaillimhe for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Richard Newman is a retired structural engineer living in Missoula, Montana. He is attending Irish Language classes and an Irish language discussion group offered at the University of Montana. He will go to Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry for his Summer Gaeltacht Award.

Heather Newton is an undergraduate student at University of California Berkeley studying English and Celtic Studies. She will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

John Nichols is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He will attend Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Ceara Nicholson is a third year Medical Anthropology major and Global Public Health minor at the University of Montana, in Missoula, Montana. She will be going to Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Erin O’Meagher is a fourth year Creative Writing major at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. She is going to Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Emily Palumbo has just graduated from University of Connecticut with a BS in Business Marketing and BA in Music. She will attend Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

LeeAnn Pemberton is a Production Editor at Penguin Random House in New York. She will attend Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Emily Potts is a 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of Western Kentucky. She will travel to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Kimberly Randall is a 3rd year undergraduate for the school of art at the University of Montana. She is studying fine arts with a minor in Irish Studies. She is attending a three week Irish language immersion course at Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Lisa Saladin is a US Fulbright student to Ireland for 2014 2015, she will undertake an MA in Irish at University College Dublin. She will be based at the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Jenny Sprague is a first year undergraduate student at the University of Montana majoring in Social Work. She will attend Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry for her Summer Gaeltacht Award.

Sorcha Uí Lachlainn is a registered nurse and mid wife and a passionate set dancer. She will go to Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Amelia Varteresian is in her final year as an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut. She will go to a Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Megan Watt is an undergraduate at New York University studying Linguistics and Anthropology with a minor in Irish language. She will go to Magee Summer School at University of Ulster for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

Justin West is a physiotherapist who works in the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in the US. He will go to a Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua.

Cathleen Wolf is a swim instructor with a BA in cinema and media studies from Carleton College. She will attend NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua.

Hanna Ziegler is a 2nd Year student at the University of Montana. She is a Creative Writing major with an Irish Studies minor and will undertake a three week language immersion course in Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Tralee, Co. Kerry for her Gaeltacht Summer Award

 

 

Preaseisiúint
Le heisiúint láithreach

Bronntar Dámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta ar Scoláirí Meánscoile ó SAM den Chéad Uair

18 Meitheamh 2014 – Chuir an tAire Stáit sa Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, Donnacha Mac Fhionnlaoich, T.D., fáilte roimh an gcéad ghrúpa riamh de scoláirí meánscoile ó Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá ar bronnadh Dámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta orthu i nDáil Éireann inniu. Chomh maith leis an 20 scoláire meánscoile ar bronnadh dámhachtain orthu, bronnadh Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta ar 41 mhac léinn bunchéime, iarchéime agus oibrí ar saoránaigh de chuid Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá iad. Tacaíonn an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta & Gaeltachta agus an Crannchur Náisiúnta leis na Dámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Tugann na dámhachtainí seo ó Choimisiún na hÉireann – na Stát Aontaithe um Malartú Oideachasúil deis do shaoránaigh de chuid na Stát Aontaithe atá i mbun staidéir ar an nGaeilge agus ag múineadh na teanga faoi láthair páirt a ghlacadh i gcúrsaí Gaeilge 2 6 seachtaine i nGaeltachtaí na hÉireann le linn an tsamhraidh.

An samhradh seo, freastalóidh 61 saoránach ar chúrsaí sna háiteanna seo a leanas:
• Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
• Scoil Samhraidh Mhig Aoidh, Ollscoil Uladh, Doire
• Muintearas, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe
• An Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
• Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí
• Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall

Íocann an Coimisiún as táillí a gcúrsa agus a lóistín dóibh siúd a mbronntar dámhachtain orthu, ach is iad féin a bhíonn freagrach as a gcostais taistil agus as aon chostais eile a bhíonn orthu.

Agus é ag trácht ar na dámhachtainí seo, dúirt an tAire Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, Donnacha Mac Fhionnlaoich, T.D.:
“Tá an áthas orm go bhfuil an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta i gcomhar le Coimisiún na hÉireann – na Stát Aontaithe um Malartú Oideachasúil in ann 61 Mheiriceánach a thabhairt go hÉirinn ionas go ndéanfaidh siad tuilleadh forbartha ar a líofacht sa Ghaeilge agus go mbainfidh siad tairbhe as an chultúr agus as an oidhreacht fhairsing atá sna Gaeltachtaí.

“Den chéad uair, beidh scoláirí meánscoile ó na Stáit Aontaithe páirteach i gclár malairte coicíse i Muintearas, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe i mbliana. Ba mhaith liom fáilte faoi leith a chur roimh an 20 scoláire agus a múinteoirí ón Catholic Memorial High School in Massachusetts go hÉirinn.

“Tionscnamh lena mbaineann dúrud tairbhí iad na Dámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta a chuireann pobal Gaeilge anseo agus thar lear chun cinn agus a chruthaíonn tairiscint inbhuanaithe turasóireachta cultúrtha i nGaeltachtaí na hÉireann. Tá an tábhacht ag baint leo chun naisc idir Éire agus na Stáit Aontaithe a chruthú chomh maith le spéis agus tuiscint ar theanga agus cultúr uathúil na hÉireann a mhairfidh ar feadh an tsaoil. Tá an áthas orm céad míle fáilte a chur roimh an 61 bhuaiteoir a bheidh linn an samhradh seo.”

Agus í ag labhairt faoi na dámhachtainí, dúirt Susan Cleary, an Stiúrthóir Gnóthaí Poiblí in Ambasáid SAM i mBaile Átha Cliath:

“Gné uathúil de dhámhachtainí agus de ghníomhaíochtaí Choimisiún [Fulbright] na hÉireann – na Stát Aontaithe um Malartú Oideachasúil iad na Dámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta. Cuireann siad go maith le croídhámhachtainí Fulbright an Choimisiúin trí thaithí ghearr thumthach a chur ar fáil do shaoránaigh Mheiriceánacha i gcultúr agus i dteanga shaibhir na hÉireann. Cuirimid fáilte roimh thacaíocht leanúnach agus bhreisithe Rialtas na hÉireann don chlár seo trína mbeidh líon gan chuimse, 61 saoránach ó Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá, ar cuairt in Éirinn an samhradh seo.”

Dúirt an tUasal Colleen Dube, Stiúrthóir Choimisiún [Fulbright] na hÉireann – na Stát Aontaithe um Malartú Oideachasúil:

“Leanann na Dámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta, atá á mbronnadh den cheathrú bliain anois, ar aghaidh ag forleathnú agus ag mealladh réimse ilghnéitheach iarrthóirí. Tá ríméad faoi leith orainn a bheith ag cur fáilte roimh an gcéad ghrúpa de scoláirí meánscoile ón Catholic Memorial High School in Massachusetts chun páirt a ghlacadh i malartú.

“Tugann scéim na nDámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta taithí tumoideachais nach bhfuil a sárú le fáil do shaoránaigh de chuid na Stát Aontaithe. Ní amháin go gcuireann na cúrsaí foghlaim teanga ar fáil, cuirtear turais, ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann agus scéalaíocht ar fáil i gcuid de na láithreacha is áille in Éirinn. Tá na Dámhachtainí fíorthábhachtach chun tacú le foghlaimeoirí agus le múinteoirí Gaeilge sna Stáit Aontaithe agus cruthaíonn siad tairbhí inbhraite geilleagracha in Éirinn freisin. Ní amháin go bhfuil gach duine de na buaiteoirí tar éis am a chur ar leataobh le teacht go hÉirinn ach tá siad ag caitheamh a n airgid féin ar eitiltí idirnáisiúnta agus ar chostais bhreise taistil, lóistín agus siamsaíochta fad is atá siad in Éirinn. Eiseamláir den scoth iad na dámhachtainí seo de chomhpháirtíocht phríobháideach phoiblí in earnáil na turasóireachta cultúrtha.

“Táimid lánchinnte de go mbainfidh buaiteoirí na bliana seo an tairbhe go deo as a dtumadh i gcúrsaí Gaeltachta ar fud na tíre. Níl aon amhras orainn ach go roinnfidh siad a dtaithí le neart daoine eile ina stáit bhaile, lena n áirítear New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, California, Montana, Kentucky, Wisconsin agus Pennsylvania.”

Tá tuilleadh eolais le fáil ar www.fulbright.ie.

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Faisnéis bhreise:
Emma Loughney – Oifigeach Cumarsáide agus Riaracháin
Coimisiún na hÉireann – na Stát Aontaithe um Malartú Oideachasúil
emma.loughney@fulbright.ie/ +353.1.660.7670 / +353.86.100.0290

Grianghraif le teacht ó Conor McCabe Photography
info@conormccabe.ie/ 085.705.7255
Nóta d’Eagarthóirí:

Ní Dámhachtainí Fulbright iad na Dámhachtainí Samhraidh Gaeltachta ach tionscnamh ar leith de chuid Choimisiún na hÉireann – na Stát Aontaithe um Malartú Oideachasúil (Coimisiún Fulbright) a dtacaíonn an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta & Gaeltachta i Rialtas Éireann agus Crannchur Náisiúnta na hÉireann leo.
Buaiteoirí na nDámhachtainí Gaeilge do Staidéar Samhraidh Gaeltachta 2014:

Josh C Azar, ar mac léinn bunchéime é in Ollscoil Nua Eabhrac. Taistealóidh sé go hAcadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Amy Baker, ar mac léinn bunchéime le Béarla agus an Léann Éireannach í i gColáiste Elms in Massachusetts. Rachaidh sí go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Suzanne Batchelor, ar scríbhneoir agus eagarthóir í a ritheann a cuideachta féin. Oibríonn sí go deonach le Cumann Carad na Gaeilge, áit a múineann sí Gaeilge ar chúrsa ar líne. Tabharfaidh sí faoina Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta in Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall.

Matt Calvert, a bhfuil céim Baitsiléir Ealaíon aige ó Choláiste Concordia in Moorhead. Taistealóidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Scoil ullmhúcháin coláiste do bhuachaillí é Catholic Memorial High School atá lonnaithe in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Freastalóidh an 20 scoláire seo a leanas agus a múinteoir Mary Concannon ar chlár Malairte in Oidhreacht agus Cultúr na hÉireann le Muintearas, Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe.

  • Colin Barrett
  • Thomas Broderick
  • John Crawford
  • Michael Driscoll
  • Maxwell Durham
  • John Feeney
  • Brian Hutchinson
  • Thomas Jaehnig
  • Griffen Larkin
  • Maxwell Lewis
  • August Murphy
  • John Murphy
  • Kevin O’Toole
  • Noel Reed
  • Joseph Scannell
  • Aidan Sheehan
  • Connor Sullivan
  • Bryan Sweeney
  • Aidan Tuomey
  • Hugh Tuomey

Kevin Clarke, atá ar scor ó oifig Ionchúisitheoir New Jersey. Taistealóidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Gearóid Costello, ar oibrí deonach é san Ionad Cultúir Éireannaigh i gColáiste Elms. Rachaidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Michael Curtin, a ritheann a chlár féin in Amharclannaíocht Phobail faoi mhaoiniú deontais i Nua Eabhrac. Rachaidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Henry P. Day Jr., ar innealtóir PhD ar scor é atá ina chónaí in Portland, Oregon. Leanfaidh sé lena staidéar ar an nGaeilge in Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Cindy Deming, a bhain céim amach le déanaí ó UW Milwaukee. Tabharfaidh sí faoina Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta in Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Dhún na nGall.

David Downey, atá díreach tar éis céim BA a bhaint amach ó Ollscoil Pittsburgh. Freastalóidh sé ar Dhianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Andrea Eberle, ar mac léinn bunchéime í in Ollscoil California Berkeley, agus atá i mbun staidéir ar an Léann Ceilteach agus ar an Teangeolaíocht. Freastalóidh sí ar an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

John Faubion, atá lonnaithe faoi láthair i gColáiste Lehman agus ag tabhairt faoi chéim i litríocht chomparáideach na Gaeilge. Tabharfaidh sé faoina Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta sa Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua.

Regina Femminella, ar Múinteoir le Spáinnis agus Staidéar Sóisialta í in New Jersey. Rachaidh sí go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Jill Fraley, ar Scoláire Fulbright SAM go hÉirinn í don bhliain acadúil 2014 2015, lonnaithe i gColáiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath. Freastalóidh sí ar an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Sarah Harsh, ar mac léinn PhD le Béarla í in Ollscoil Emory, Georgia. Freastalóidh sí ar Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Dhún na nGall dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Brian Hart, ar sainchomhairleoir agus teagascóir teanga é agus a bhfuil MA sa Léann Éireannach aige ó Choláiste Náisiúnta na hÉireann – Gaillimh. Rachaidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Colin Harte, atá sa cheathrú bliain de PhD san Éitnicheoleolaíocht in Ollscoil Florida agus atá cláraithe ar chúrsa Gaeilge ar líne in Ollscoil Chathrach Nua Eabhrach Coláiste Lehman. Rachaidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Michael King, ar mac léinn bunchéime in Ollscoil Fordham é. Rachaidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Kathleen McCormack, ar múinteoir ionaid í atá lonnaithe in Washington, agus ball de The Friends of Irish Studies in the West. Freastalóidh sí ar Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Dhún na nGall dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Bridget Mullan, a bhfuil MPhil ó Ollscoil Cambridge aici. Rachaidh sí go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Nicole Muller, ar Scoláire Fulbright SAM go hÉirinn í don bhliain acadúil 2014 2015, lonnaithe in OÉ Gaillimh. Freastalóidh sí ar Dhianchúrsa in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Richard Newman, ar innealtóir struchtúr ar scor é a chónaíonn in Missoula, Montana. Freastalaíonn sé ar ranganna Gaeilge agus ar ghrúpa plé Gaeilge a chuirtear ar fáil in Ollscoil Montana. Rachaidh sé go hOidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Heather Newton, ar mac léinn bunchéime í in Ollscoil California Berkeley atá i mbun staidéir ar an mBéarla agus ar an Léann Ceilteach. Rachaidh sí go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

John Nichols, a bhain céim amach le déanaí ó Ollscoil Wisconsin Milwaukee. Freastalóidh sé ar Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Dhún na nGall dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Ceara Nicholson, atá sa tríú bliain den Antraipeolaíocht Mhíochaine mar phríomhábhar agus den tSláinte Phoiblí Dhomhanda mar mhionábhar in Ollscoil Montana, in Missoula, Montana. Rachaidh sí go hOidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Erin O’Meagher, atá sa cheathrú bliain agus i mbun Scríbhneoireacht Chruthaitheach mar phríomhábhar in Ollscoil Montana in Missoula, Montana. Rachaidh sí go hOidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Emily Palumbo, atá díreach tar éis céim a bhaint amach ó Ollscoil Connecticut le BS sa Mhargaíocht Ghnóthais agus BA sa Cheol. Freastalóidh sí ar Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Dhún na nGall dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

LeeAnn Pemberton, ar Eagarthóir Léirithe í le Penguin Random House i Nua Eabhrac. Freastalóidh sí ar Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Dhún na nGall dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Emily Potts, ar mac léinn bunchéime sa tríú bliain í in Ollscoil Western Kentucky. Taistealóidh sí go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Kimberly Randall, ar mac léinn bunchéime sa tríú bliain í i scoil na healaíne in Ollscoil Montana. Tá sí i mbun staidéir ar na mínealaíona, agus an Léann Éireannach mar mhionábhar aici. Freastalóidh sí ar chúrsa tumoideachais Gaeilge a mhairfidh trí seachtaine in Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Lisa Saladin, ar scoláire Fulbright SAM go hÉirinn í do 2014 2015; tabharfaidh sí faoi MA sa Ghaeilge sa Choláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath. Beidh sí lonnaithe ag an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Jenny Sprague, ar mac léinn céadbhliana bunchéime í in Ollscoil Montana agus Obair Shóisialta mar phríomhábhar aici. Freastalóidh sí ar Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Sorcha Uí Lachlainn, ar cnáimhseach agus altra cláraithe i agus damhsóir seit paiseanta. Rachaidh sí go hOideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille, Dhún na nGall dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Amelia Varteresian, atá ina bliain dheireanach mar mhac léinn bunchéime in Ollscoil Connecticut. Rachaidh sí go Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Megan Watt, ar mac léinn bunchéime í in Ollscoil Nua Eabhrac atá i mbun staidéir ar an Teangeolaíocht agus ar an Antraipeolaíocht, leis an nGaeilge mar mhionábhar. Rachaidh sí go Scoil Samhraidh Mhig Aoidh in Ollscoil Uladh dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

Justin West, ar fisiteiripeoir é a oibríonn sa Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital sna Stáit Aontaithe. Rachaidh sé go Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua.

Cathleen Wolf, ar teagascóir snámha í le BA i léann an chineama agus na meán ó Choláiste Carleton. Freastalóidh sí ar an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua.

Hanna Ziegler, ar mac léinn sa dara bliain í in Ollscoil Montana. Tá sí i mbun Scríbhneoireacht Chruthaitheach mar phríomhábhar agus an Léinn Éireannaigh mar mhionábhar, agus tabharfaidh sí faoi chúrsa tumoideachais teanga a mhairfidh trí seachtaine in Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta