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 speak French and German also. In 2001, I completed PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) in order to become a primary school teacher. I have been working in education ever since.
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. 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.
Naíonáin Bheaga A
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 Sarah Ní F AP11 (Assistant Principal 11)
Naíonáin Bheaga B
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 Clódagh Ní R
Hi, my name is Múinteoir Clodagh. I am originally from Galway. I began teaching in GSR after Christmas in 2021.
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.
Naíonáin Mhóra / Rang a 1
Hi there, Múinteoir Caroline here. I 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.
Múinteoir Aisling Nic C
Rang a 1
Rang a 2A
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.
Múinteoir Clódagh de B
Rang a 2B
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 Tadhg AP11 (Assistant Principal 2)
Rang a 3A
My name is Tadhg. 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.
Rang a 3B
Rang a 4
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 was born and raised in the Gaeltacht area of Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal, and 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
Rang a 4/5
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.
Rang a 5
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 Bord of Management and was a member of the Inschool Management Team (Assistant Principal) for two years.
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.
Rang a 6
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 so much in my role as Deputy Principal.
I have a 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.
Múinteoir Fionnuala AP11 (Assistant Principal 11)
I’ve been teaching in GSR 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.
Learning Support (Shared with Scoil Naithí)
ANA (Additional Needs Assistant) Rachel
ANA (Additional Needs Assistant) Eithne
ANA (Additional Needs Assistant) Nicky