A native of Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Pádraig Ó Cearúill grew up with Irish as his first A language. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Irish Language and History and completing graduate studies in Education at Trinity College, Dublin, Padraig came to New York University in 1995 where he became the Irish Language Lecturer for Glucksman Ireland House and earned his Masters’ degree in Communication and Culture
Paul Ferris is an alumnus of Glucksman Ireland House's MA Program. He studied Irish at An Acadamh in County Galway and Oideas Gael in County Donegal. Paul has been a language instructor for NYU's Speaking Freely program and at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and is a frequent invited teacher at immersion events organized by Daltaí na Gaeilge and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. He currently teaches at the Irish Arts Center.
Born in Limerick, Hilary Mhic Shuibhne has been active in the regional Irish language community since moving to the U.S. in the mid-90’s. She currently teaches Irish language to undergraduates in NYU Irish Studies Program. Having earned her Bachelor’s in Commerce from University College Dublin and trained as a Graphic Designer, Hilary completed her Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies at NYU.
Pádraig McGonagle has a Joint Honours BA in the Irish Language and History from Queen's University Belfast. He then completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at QUB whilst also obtaining a Certificate in Irish-Medium Education at St. Mary's University College Belfast. He obtained his MA in Language in 2014, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Irish and Celtic Studies at Queens University Belfast. Pádraig joins Glucksman Ireland House NYU for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program.