Life and Work in Ireland

Maggie O'Brien      

Southmead Bristol.S.W.England 

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