Award: Fulbright FLTA
Institution: University of Limerick
AbaigA©al Drummy graduated from the University of Limerick in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in Applied Languages. As part of her degree, she spent some time teaching English in Argentina. AbaigA©al was elected President of An Cumann Gaelach in her final year. She was also appointed as a student representative for the Irish language and a member of Coiste na Gaeilge. She received multiple Volunteer Awards from the President of UL for her efforts with An Cumann Gaelach and charity organisations. AbaigA©al is currently completing an MA in Irish at the University of Limerick, where she teaches Irish to undergraduate students. She has extensive Irish-language teaching experience and spent time teaching Irish to German citizens with GaelchultAºr. AbaigA©al has a keen interest in research. She completed an undergraduate thesis in 2022, which focused on the portrayal of women in Early Modern Irish literature. Her research was accepted to the All-Ireland Conference of Undergraduate Research, and she was awarded joint winner of the Inaugural Centre for Early Modern Studies Dissertation Prize. Her MA thesis focuses on the importance of Silence in Irish Language films. AbaigA©al will teach the Irish language and take classes while working as an FLTA.
Bhain AbaigA©al NA Dhroma cA©im chA©adonA³racha amach sna Teangacha Feidhmeacha A³ Ollscoil Luimnigh sa bhliain 2022. Mar chuid dA¡ cA©im, chaith sA tamall ag mAºineadh BA©arla san AirgintAn. Toghadh AbaigA©al ina Reachtaire den Chumann Gaelach ina bliain dheireanach san ollscoil. Ceapadh A mar ionadaA na mac lA©inn don Ghaeilge agus mar bhall de Choiste na Gaeilge leis. Bhronn UachtarA¡n Ollscoil Luimnigh go leor Gradaim daOibrithe Deonacha uirthi as a cuid oibre leis an gCumann Gaelach agus le heagraAochtaA carthanachta A©agsAºla. TA¡ MA sa Ghaeilge A¡ crAochnAº ag AbaigA©al in Ollscoil Luimnigh faoi lA¡thair, A¡it a bhfuil sA ag teagaisc na Gaeilge do mhic lA©inn fochA©ime. TA¡ taithA fhairsing aici ar theagasc na Gaeilge agus chaith sA trA©imhse ag mAºineadh na Gaeilge do mhuintir na GearmA¡ine le GaelchultAºr. TA¡ suim mhA³r ag AbaigA©al i gcAºrsaA taighde. DaA©irigh lA©i trA¡chtas fochA©ime a chur i gcrAch in 2022, a dhArigh ar lA©iriAº na mban i litrAocht na Nua-Aoise Moiche. Glacadh lena cuid taighde ag an gComhdhA¡il um Thaighde FochA©ime na hAireann agus bronnadh duais trA¡chtais an Ionaid um staidA©ar na Nua-Aoise don trA¡chtas is fearr i rA©imse na Nua-Aoise Mhoiche uirthi. DArAonn a trA¡chtas MA ar thA¡bhacht an tosta i gcAºrsaA scannA¡naAochta na Gaeilge. MAºinfidh AbaigA©al an Ghaeilge agus beidh ranganna A©agsAºla faoi chaibidil aici agus A ag obair mar FLTA.