Award: Fulbright Irish FLTA Award
Institution: University College Dublin
Ms Deirdre Murphy is a Primary school teacher in Temple Street Children’s Hospital School, Dublin. She completed her BA International Degree in Irish and Geography at University College Dublin spending her third year studying abroad at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed a Postgraduate Degree in Primary Education, at Froebel College of Education where she was a member of the Student Union and worked as Irish Language Officer. She attended Coláiste Íosagáin, Dublin for her secondary school education, which instilled her love of the Irish language. In her spare time, Deirdre enjoys drama, singing and participating in local choirs and musical societies. As a Fulbright Irish FLTA she will take classes and teach Irish at Gonzaga University, Washington State.