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
Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm and by appointment
Areas of Research/Interest:
Irish Language and Irish History.
Is as Luimneach ó dhúchas í Hilary 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 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 Hilary NY. 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.
After moving from Ireland to New York, Hilary Mhic Suibhne began teaching Irish in 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). She is the external examiner of Irish at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie New York, is on the board of The American Conference of Irish Studies, and is a member of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers.
She has been an Irish language instructor 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, and with other cultural organizations. She has taught 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 established Glucksman Ireland House, as the first testing center in the United States for the European Certificate in Irish run by the Language Centre of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She writes the award-winning Irish language blog, Hilary NY since 2004, 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, published in book form as Súil Siar in 2008. She has provided Irish language pronunciation advice and translations to Random House Audio Book Services, musicians and writers.
Media:Hilary regularly reports on Irish language events in New York on Raidio na Gaeltachta’s weekly program Cruinneog, (RTE Irish Language channel). She was also an 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. And she also contributed to “An Bhean a Shiúl Trasna Mheiriceá” A documentary film on the epic journey of Kerry woman, Mary Devine, who walked from Illinois to New York in the 1860s on a desperate journey home to Kerry. Directed by John O’Donnell for TG4, 2013.
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.
Zeitgeist na Gaeilge. Taighde agus Teagasc na Gaeilge i Meiriceá Thuaidh, Proceedings of the Conference Held at the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, University of Ottawa, October 2011, Ed. Sheila Scott, Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh, Sailí Ní Dhroighneáin, Centre for European Studies Press, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2015.
Pasture to Pavement: Working Class Irish and Urban Workhorses in Nineteenth Century New York City. American Journal of Irish Studies., Vol 11 (2014) pp. 125-152.
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
"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.
Co-ed., Súil Siar: Cnuasach Aistí le Barra Ó Donnabháin by Barra Ó Donnabháin (Daltaí na Gaeilge, 2008).
"'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.
Focail Ársa inár Measc (Ancient Words in Our Midst) in Macallaí (Echoes) The Irish Echo, Arts Section. October 1. 2003.
Letterkenny, Here I come! in Macallaí (Echoes) The Irish Echo, Arts Section. October 1. 2003. Jan 28, 2004
The Golden Vale and Frank Lloyd Wright in Macallaí (Echoes) The Irish Echo, Arts Section. November 5, 2003.
Arkle for President!(Arkle mar Uachtarán!) in Macallaí (Echoes) The Irish Echo, Arts Section. October 8. 2003.