Award: Fulbright FLTA
Institution: University of Limerick
Abaigeal 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. Abaigeal 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. Abaigeal 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 Gaelchultur. Abaigeal 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. Abaigeal will teach the Irish language and take classes while working as an FLTA.
Bhain Abaigeal Ni Dhroma ceim cheadonoracha amach sna Teangacha Feidhmeacha o Ollscoil Luimnigh sa bhliain 2022. Mar chuid da ceim, chaith si tamall ag muineadh Bearla san Airgintin. Toghadh Abaigeal ina Reachtaire den Chumann Gaelach ina bliain dheireanach san ollscoil. Ceapadh i mar ionadai na mac leinn don Ghaeilge agus mar bhall de Choiste na Gaeilge leis. Bhronn Uachtaran Ollscoil Luimnigh go leor Gradaim dOibrithe Deonacha uirthi as a cuid oibre leis an gCumann Gaelach agus le heagraiochtai carthanachta eagsula. Ta MA sa Ghaeilge a criochnu ag Abaigeal in Ollscoil Luimnigh faoi lathair, ait a bhfuil si ag teagaisc na Gaeilge do mhic leinn focheime. Ta taithi fhairsing aici ar theagasc na Gaeilge agus chaith si treimhse ag muineadh na Gaeilge do mhuintir na Gearmaine le Gaelchultur. Ta suim mhor ag Abaigeal i gcursai taighde. Deirigh lei trachtas focheime a chur i gcrich in 2022, a dhirigh ar leiriu na mban i litriocht na Nua-Aoise Moiche. Glacadh lena cuid taighde ag an gComhdhail um Thaighde Focheime na hEireann agus bronnadh duais trachtais an Ionaid um staidear na Nua-Aoise don trachtas is fearr i reimse na Nua-Aoise Mhoiche uirthi. Dirionn a trachtas MA ar thabhacht an tosta i gcursai scannanaiochta na Gaeilge. Muinfidh Abaigeal an Ghaeilge agus beidh ranganna eagsula faoi chaibidil aici agus i ag obair mar FLTA.