Irish (Gaelic) is one of the oldest languages spoken in the world. Learning Irish invites you to explore the wonders of Irish culture while also opening doors to a poetic richness of humanity. Learn a language full of beauty and music.
Anthony has been teaching Irish-Gaelic for 20 years. He has led Gaelic-language and Irish-studies classes of all shapes and sizes, from his work as a lecturer at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of Limerick, and the University of Ulster, to community nightclasses with beginners in places from Washington DC to Holywood, Co. Down. He has a first-class BA in Celtic Studies and Spanish from Queen's University, Belfast, a first-class MPhil in Irish Studies from NUI Galway, and a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick. He also has professional and practical experience in the fields of folklore, heritage, traditional music, anthropology, and sociology. Anthony is a regular contributor to the national Irish-language radio station Raidió na Gaeltachta and has been a broadcaster with Raidió Fáilte. He lives with his family in Bangor, Co. Down.
2007 – 2009 University of Ulster
SEDA Certificate in Pedagogy of E-Learning
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PGCHEP)
1997-2002 University of Limerick
Ph.D. in Humanities and Business
1994 – 1997 University College, Galway (NUI Galway)
M.Phil. Irish Studies
1990 – 1994 Queen’s University, Belfast
B.A. Joint Honours
Celtic Studies – First Class
Spanish – First Class
2015 – 2018 Canterbury Christ Church University
Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Culture Change and Leadership.
2015 – 2017 Loughborough University (in London)
Associate Lecturer, Peacebuilding and International Relations.
2006 – 2012 University of Ulster (Magee campus, Coleraine, Belfast, LYIT)
Lecturer, Contemporary Folk Culture, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Anthropology of Music, Social and Cultural Theory, Irish Folklore, Music Business, Design, History, and Spanish.
2005 – 2006 Sheffield Hallam University,
Lecturer, Media Studies, Cultural Policy and Management,
Art and Visual Culture, Popular Music
2004 – 2005 Sheffield University, Lecturer, Ethnomusicology
2004 University of California Santa Barbara Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology
2002 – 2003 Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cultural Policy/Critical Legal Studies
1998-1999 Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Assistant Coordinator, UNESCO/Smithsonian World Conference
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