Hilary Mhic Suibhne
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, language acquisition, the role of Irish language in Irish history
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 2006. In addition, she established An Scoil Chois Claí (The Hedge School) at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, where evening language classes and an annual Irish language celebration day are conducted. 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, SUNY-Purchase, the Tara Circle in Yonkers, and New York’s County Kerry Association.) Hilary 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.
Hilary worked with the Language Centre of the National University of Ireland at Maynooth to establish 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. Her articles have been published in Comhar, The Irish Echo, and in An Gael. She co-edited and co-translated a collection thirty-two essays written in Irish by the late Barra Ó Donnabháin, which was published in book form as Súil Siar in 2008. She has provided Irish language pronunciation advice to Random House Audio Book Services, translations and song interpretation advice to musicians and is a regular guest on Fordham University’s weekly Irish language radio program, "Míle Fáilte," with Séamas Blake.
"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.