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Brian Devlin

Brian Ó Doibhlin is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast (BA in Irish and Celtic Studies 2014), Ulster University (MRes in Irish 2017) and NUI Galway (Diploma in Translation Skills 2017). He is currently a third year PhD student researching with the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project based in QUB, where he is also a Teaching…

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Caolán Ó Coisneacháin

Caolán Ó Coisneacháin graduated from Ulster University with a first-class BA degree in Irish Language and Literature, and later obtained a PGCE through the medium of Irish (TICO) from Queen’s University Belfast. He has spent many summers working for Gael Linn on their Gaeltacht courses in the Donegal Gaeltacht, as both a Leader (Ceannaire) and…

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Cheryl Lawther

Dr Cheryl Lawther is a Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Queena’s University Belfast. Her research interests are in the fields of transitional justice, truth recovery, victims, ex-combatants, reparations, emotions and conflict transformation. Her article ‘Securing the Past: Policing and the Contest over Truth in Northern Ireland’, British Journal of Criminology, 2010, 50, 3:…

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Kerron Ó Luain

Dr Kerron O Luain graduated from NUIG with a BA in Irish and History and an MA in history, and completed a PhD in history with Queens University Belfast. His thesis addressed popular Catholic mentalities between the Young Ireland Rising of 1848 and the Fenian Rising of 1867. Since completing his doctorate he has been…

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Pádraig Mac Congáil

Padráig Mac Congáil is from Derry City and has a strong affinity with that city and County Donegal. His greatest interests are the Irish language and History, and he has studied both of these subjects since he began attending Queen’s University Belfast in 2009. He has since obtained a BA, MA, PGCE and a certificate…

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Eoin Mac Réamoinn

Mr Eoin Mac Reamoinn is a PhD candidate in Trinity College Dublin. As a Fulbright Student Awardee, Eoin will carry out research to determine the role that immune system genes play in embryonic development at Columbia University.

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Eimear Kennedy

Ms Eimear Kennedy graduated with a Masters in Irish in 2012. She is currently completing her PhD researching contemporary Irish-language travel literature and working as a teaching assistant in Queen’s University, Belfast. She will be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant at Drew University and New York University.

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Claire Hamilton

Dr Claire Hamilton is a Lecturer in Criminology in Queen’s University Belfast. As part of her Fulbright-Schuman Scholar Award she will conduct comparative research on counter-terrorism while at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.

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Marcus MacCoinnigh

Marcus MacCoinnigh is this year’s recipient of the Fulbright Irish Language Scholar Award. A lecturer in Irish at Queen’s University Belfast, Marcus will teach Irish at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and produce a comprehensive dictionary of modern Irish proverbs spanning the years 1856-1952.

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