Life and Work in Ireland
1996-97 P/T Organiser of Homework Clubs in Granard and Edgeworthstown. Co. Longford
1997 Substitute Teaching Granard, Co.Longford
1998-2014 Teacher at Adult Learning Centres in Granard, Longford, Ballymahon and I.W.A Kenagh.
Taught at 18 different centres & sites including hospitals, youth groups and Community Centres.
Contributed to both language manuals for Teaching English to Non-Nationals; organised by I.I.L.T and Trinity College, Dublin. (Feach & Anseo). Involved in Tutor Training and Newsletter creation for various groups and organisations. Taught Special Needs and Asylum Seekers. Taught to certification including Ordinary and Leaving Cert. levels. SUBJECTS- Art, English, Communication, Creative Writing, I.T and Basic Computer Skills, Personal Effectiveness, English to Non-Nationals , Maths and 'teaching techniques'.
2014 First book of poetry published
2016 First novel published.
There are very many skills and experiences that are missing from the above list since they were either a by-product of employment or happened concurrently.
Ashley Down Tech. College. Bristol. UK
The happiest days of our lives !
1979 R.S.A. cert. T.E.F.L
The Pro-Cathedral School. Park Place. Clifton, Bristol 1963: 11+ examination
Secondary Entrance Examination
La Retraite de Sacre Coeur, Cornwallis Cr.,Clifton 1966 'O'Levels Eng. Lang & Maths.
1968 'O' Levs. Eng.Lit.,French, German, Bio., History, Spanish,Latin, Gen.Studies, Art
1970 'A' Levels. English. French. German
'S' Level German Lang. & Literature
Leeds University, Leeds, Yorkshire, U.K 1973 B.A. Comb. Hons. Eng./Phil. + ancill. German
Liverpool University, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK. 1974 Post-Grad. Cert. in Education