Darragh Ó Caoimh
Award: Fulbright Irish FLTA Award
Institution: University College Cork
Darragh Ó Caoimh is a 4th year Law and Irish (BCLGA) student in University College Cork and a native of Kanturk, Co. Cork. He was awarded the Dr. H H Stewart Literary Scholarship for Irish by the National University of Ireland in 2019 and the Quercus Academic Scholarship for the College of Business and Law UCC in 2020. Darragh was Chairman of An Chuallacht Ghaelach (the student Irish Language Society) in 2019/2020, and was later elected Irish and Cultural Officer on the UCC Students’ Union, a position he currently holds. A writer and member of the editorial team of student magazine Breac, Darragh’s poetry has been published in journals such as Comhar and Aneas. He read at literary festival Cúirt in 2021 and his poems have been featured on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and BBC Radio Ulster. As a Fulbright Irish FTLA, Darragh will teach Irish classes at the University of Montana.