Hilary Mhic Suibhne
Adjunct Language Lecturer of Irish Studies
M.A., New York University; B.Comm. University College Dublin
Glucksman Ireland House NYU 1 Washington Mews New York, NY 10003
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-1:15pm
Areas of Research/Interest:
Irish Language, Irish literature in Irish and English, Irish American History.
Is as Luimneach ó dhúchas í Hilary de Bhál, bean Mhic Suibhne. Fuair sí a cuid Gaeilge ar dtús ar scoil, Cnoc na Labhras, i gcathair Luimnigh. Lean suim aici sa Ghaeilge tar éis di céim a bhaint amach i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath. Chuir sí fúithi i Nua Eabhrac i 1994 agus ní fada go raibh sí i dteagmháil le lucht na Gaeilge. Thosnaigh sí ag múineadh na Gaeilge i 1998 le Tara Circle, agus ansin le Daltaí na Gaeilge, SUNY Purchase, agus Vassar College. Chuir sí An Scoil Chois Claí, a raibh lonnaithe in Iona College New Rochelle, ar bun i 2004. Thosnaigh sí ag múineadh i New York University ag tús 2007. Is minic a fhaigheann sí cuirí ó ionaid chultúrtha timpeall na tire páirt a ghlacadh in imeachtaí teangan. Fuair sí gradam Gaeilgeoir na Bliana ó CUNY i 2013, gradam múinteoireachta ó Daltaí na Gaeilge i 2007, agus gradam blagadóireachta i 2007. Scríobhann sí go rialta ina blog féin HilaryNY. Is eagarthóir í le hEibhlin Zurell ar Súil Siar, Bailiúchán Aisti le Barra Ó Donnabháin foilsithe i 2008. Bíonn sí ag scríobh go rialta i nGaeilge agus tá ról lárnach ag an teanga ina saol.
Hilary Mhic Suibhne has been teaching Irish in the New York area since 1998. She has been a lecturer in Irish language at New York University’s Irish Studies Program since 2007. She also teaches with Daltaí na Gaeilge, (Students of Irish) which runs language immersion programs in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She has previously taught Irish at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY, State University of New York, at Purchase, NY, An Scoil Chois Claí (The Hedge School) which was located at Iona College, New Rochelle NY, The Tara Circle, Yonkers, NY, and New York’s County Kerry Association. She has been an invited teacher at Irish language events in Montreal, Quebec; Kingston, Ontario; Madison, WI; Portland, OR; Chicopee, MA; Petersham, MA; Fairfield, CT; Dallas, TX and Butte, MT. She is on the board of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers. She worked with the Language Centre of the National University of Ireland at Maynooth to established Glucksman Ireland House as the testing center in the United States for the European Certificate in Irish. She writes the award-winning Irish language blog, Hilary NY since 2004 and she has provided Irish language pronunciation advice to Random House Audio Book Services and translation advice to musicians and writers.
Gaeilgeoir na Bliana. Lehman College, City University of New York, inaugural Irish Language honoree. 2013. "Best Use of the Irish Language" in Irish Blog Awards 2007. Daltaí na Gaeilge, Irish Teachers Award 2007.
Live the Life You Love; Revisiting Pádraig Pearse's Approach to Education for Adult Learners of Irish. Journal of Celtic Language Learning, North American Association of Celtic Language Learning. Volume 17, 2013
Review of Cúirt an Mhéan Oíche, by Brian Merriman. A Critical Edition ed. Brian Ó Conchubhair. Journal of Celtic Language Learning, North American Association of Celtic Language Learning. Volume 17, 2013
Irish language advisor, contributing writer and co - narrator (with Louis De Paor) to Gaeil Nua Eabhrac (The Irish New Yorkers). A 2 hour documentary following the lives of first, second and third generation Irish living in New York directed by Garry Keane, for Teilifís na Gaeilge, (TG4) 2012
"Ná Déan Dearúd", Comhar, Imleabhar 70:7 (Iúil 2010)
"There Are More Questions Than Answers," Journal of Celtic Language Learning, North American Association of Celtic Language Learning. Volume 16, 2011.
"'Say Cheese! Abair Cáis!' Using the Photographers' Studio to Learn Irish," Journal of Celtic Language Learning, North American Association of Celtic Language Learning. Volume 14, 2009.
ed., Súil Siar: Cnuasach Aistí le Barra Ó Donnabháin by Barra Ó Donnabháin (Daltaí na Gaeilge, 2008).
Irish language blog, Hilary NY, was awarded "Best Use of the Irish Language" by the Irish Blog Awards in 2007.