Staff 2022-2023

Meet the team

Múinteoir Sarah de Búrca (Naíonáin Bheaga)

My name is Sarah de Búrca and I’m teaching Naíonáin Bheaga this year. I’m from County Galway and have a love for the Irish language. I have a Degree in Arts and Communications from NUI Galway and a Professional Masters in Education from Hibernia College. I have a keen interest in Art and Sport.


Múinteoir Tadhg Acting Assistant Principal (Naíonáin Bheaga/Mhóra)Múinteoir Tadhg

My name is Tadhg. I’m teaching Junior/Senior Infants this year. I attended UCD and graduated with a BA in Irish and Irish Folklore.

I spent some time teaching English in Spain, and I completed a Higher Diploma in Education in Marino Institute of Education 2015. I am interested in Irish, STEM subjects, Aistear and coding. 

Múinteoir Sarah – Assistant Principal (Naíonáin Mhóra) Múinteoir Sarah

Hello, my name is Sarah. I have been working in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua since 2016. I have taught in Special Education and a wide range of classes from Junior Infants right up to 6th class. I am also one of the Assistant Principals in the school. I began my studies in Dublin Institute of Technology where I undertook a B.A in Early Childhood Education. I then went on to receive a HDip in Primary Education with Maynooth University Froebel and a postgraduate diploma in School Leadership which is jointly accredited by UL, NUIG and UCD.

I am honoured to have worked with the Hope Foundation teaching in Kolkata, India. My love for Gaeilge was instilled in me from an early age as I attended a Naíonra, Gaelscoil and Gaelcholáiste. My hobbies include art, fitness and horse riding.

Múinteoir Sally (Rang 1 A)




Múinteoir Caroline (Rang 1 B) Múinteoir Caroline

Hi there, Múinteoir Caroline here, Múinteoir Rang 1. I have just  started in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua in 2021.I am from Dingle Co. Kerry and have always had a love for the Irish language.

I studied in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick and have been teaching since 2006. Since then I have worked in a Gaelscoil in Kildare where I gained lots of experience working with many different classes. I spent some time also in Special Ed. As well as Irish, I love teaching English and SPHE. I am looking forward to getting to know and working with all the students here in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua.

Múinteoir Maria (Rang 2 A)

My name is Múinteoir Maria. I began working in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua in its second school year –2014/2015 with twelve children. During this time, I have had the opportunity of experiencing many areas of the working school, both inside and outside the classroom. I sat on the Board of Management and was a member of the Inschool Management Team for two years. Organising one or two of the first Seachtain na Gaeilge for the school was interesting and great fun, incorporating a Céilí, Games, a School Quiz, a Talent Show. I ran a Summer Camp for the first two groups of Junior Infants coming into the school to give the children a sense of belonging from the beginning, in a family type setting – our family has grown since then!

For the first two terms of 2015/2016, I taught Gaeilge to the wonderful parents who enthusiastically attended, each week. It was lovely to get to know everyone in a fun setting. It gives me great joy working with our children, teaching / sharing our Irish language, our culture while making every effort to give the children a fun and interesting education. It is an honour and a pleasure for me to be a part of this setting on a daily basis. The school has grown so much since it began. It is still growing and flourishing with a super team to support it.


Múinteoir Fionn (Rang 2B)

Hi all, My name is Múinteoir Fionn.  I began working in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua in August 2022. I received my Bachelor of Education degree from St. Patrick’s College in May 2022. During my third year, I undertook school placement in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua, where I immediately felt the warm and welcoming atmosphere present.

I attended all Irish education growing up, where the love for Irish culture was instilled in me. I have a keen interest in sports as well, especially hurling and football. I am looking forward to the years ahead of me in this school.


Múinteoir Clodagh de Búrca (Rang 3)

Hi everyone, my name is Múinteoir Clodagh and I’m originally from the northside of Dublin. I developed a love of Gaeilge after attending all-Irish schools. Before becoming a teacher, I studied Communications in DCU and pursued a career in television. I spent 3 years working for TG4 on programmes such as GAA BEO and Laochra Gael.

I decided teaching was the career for me so I studied a postgraduate course in Marino Institute of Education. I spent ten years working in a Gaelscoil in Co. Kildare before moving to Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua in September 2020. I have a keen interest in Gaeilge, sport (especially GAA and basketball) Aistear and Drama.

Múinteoir Clodagh (Rang 3/4) Múinteoir Clodagh

Hi, my name is Múinteoir Clodagh. I am originally from Galway. I began teaching in GSR after Christmas in 2021. I worked before that in learning support. 

I studied the Bachelors of Education in Marino Institute of Education and graduated in 2020. I attended primary school through Irish myself and fell in love with the language. As I went through school I understood how important it is to have Irish and be able to speak it. I hope to be able to pass onto the children a love and passion of the Irish language. I love to play music in my free time. I play the harp, fiddle and tin whistle.

Múinteoir Rachel (Rang 4) Múinteoir Rachel

Hello all! My name is Múinteoir Rachel and I am from Dublin. I attended St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University and was awarded a Bachelor of Education in 2020. I was lucky enough to become familiar with Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua during school placement. 

I started in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua in 2020 and I am incredibly grateful for the time I’ve had here. I am very much looking forward to the years ahead of me!


Múinteoir Gary (Rang 5)

Múinteoir Gary

Dia daoibh, my name is Gary Mac Giolla Choda, I’m from Co. Wicklow and I have been working in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua since Sept 2022. I have been teaching since 2007 and through the medium of Gaeilge since 2019. I attended a Secondary School Lán Ghaelach, where my love of the language blossomed.

I have taught all classes levels during my time teaching, and I am delighted to be working in such a vibrant school. I have a B.Sc. in Leisure Mgt from TU Dublin, a Grad. Dip in Computing and I am also a qualified Physical Therapist. I play and coach Gaelic Football in my spare time.

Múinteoir James (Rang 5/6) Múinteoir James

My name is James, I was born and raised in the Gaeltacht area of Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal. I qualified from St Patrick’s college in 2019. I have been part of the staff in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua since then.

I love inspiring children to use and grow their Irish language skills. That is the main reason I chose to work in a Gaelscoil. My main hobby is Gaelic football, however I also love drama among other sports

Múinteoir Róisín (Rang 6) Múinteoir Róisín

Hello, I’m Múinteoir Róisín. I started teaching in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua in 2019 and I am very happy and thankful to be working in this brilliant school as it has such a lovely atmosphere. I attended a Gaelscoil primary and secondary school myself in Inchicore and Clondalkin. I loved learning through Irish and it is because of this experience that I wanted to work in a Gaelscoil.

I studied music and Irish at Maynooth University. I then taught English as a Foreign language abroad for a while, before returning home to study again to become a primary school teacher. Apart from Irish, music and art are my favourite subjects to teach in school, and are also my hobbies. I play the piano and I took up painting during the lockdowns, which I am loving. 


Múinteoir Helen – Leas Príomhoide Deputy Principal (Learning Support) Múinteoir Helen

Hello, I’m Helen. I come from Dublin. I have been teaching here since 2017 having previously spent 7 years teaching in Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin.I completed the Postgraduate with Hibernia College in 2010. I recently completed another postgraduate course in School Leadership which has helped me hugely in my role as Deputy Principal.

I have a very huge love for the Irish Language. I myself attended Irish language schools and I see the benefits afforded to children who learn through Irish. I love my job. We have a fantastic hard working team here in Sliabh Rua and the most fantastic children. I am delighted to be part of the growth and development of the school and look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength in the coming years. 

Múínteoir Fionnuala Assistant Principal (Learning  Support) ) Múinteoir Fionnuala

I’ve been teaching in GSSR since 2016. I was an architect before training to be a teacher with Hibernia College. I attended all-Irish primary and secondary schools myself and it makes me happy to hear the children here learning and speaking Irish.

I love to read, and I try to instill a love of reading in the children. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my class, learning about nature. In my free time I like baking, playing piano, going out walking and working in my garden.


Múinteoir Laura (Learning Support) 





Príomhoide Ruth Príomhoide Ruth

My name is Ruth Mhic Adaim and I have been working in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua since 2015. First as a teacher and now as principal from 2018. I have always loved languages, Irish in particular. I attended an English primary school and decided in 6th class that I wanted to go to an Irish secondary school. Looking back, it was a decision that would open up lots of opportunities for me. I speak French and German also.

I have a masters degree from Trinity College in Business Economic and Social Studies with German. Straight after college, I worked in Citibank liaising with the German and Austrian banks. In 2001, I left the bank and moved to Glasgow to complete the PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education)  in order to become a primary school teacher. I have been working in education ever since. 


Rúnaí Sadhbh Rúnaí Sadhbh

Hobbies: Listening to music, walking and gardening

I’m a secretary here because I reached a point where I wanted to be able to speak and use my Irish daily and be completely surrounded by it.

My parents are from Dublin but taught me Irish as my first language, I only learnt English in school. I used Irish predominantly growing up and in secondary school and a little in College, but then it gradually dwindled over my working life as a ballet teacher. Towards the end of my teaching I was able to teach some classes through Irish but that wasn’t enough for me and now I can converse in Irish every day, I’m loving it.

I’m a secretary here because I want to use my Irish regularly.

I took Irish and Latin in TCD but then went to take my ballet teaching exams in Inchicore VEC. Subjects covered included History of Ballet, Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Music, Child psychology and computers.

Besides ballet and dance I had a Connemara pony for 32 years called Púca. 

There is a wonderful atmosphere in the building, positive and welcoming and everyone gets along, staff and students alike.


Additional Needs Assistant (ANA) Nicí




Additional Needs Assistant (ANA) Rachel  Rachel




Additional Needs Assistant (ANA) Eithne





Caretaker Turlach Airíoch Turlach