Teachers Inspire Ireland

Teachers Inspire is an Ireland-wide initiative that seeks to celebrate teachers and to recognise the transformative role they play in our lives and in our communities.

Hosted by acclaimed author Louise O’Neill, the Teachers Inspire podcast meets inspirational teachers, those whose lives they’ve touched along with researchers and educators, discussing topics including early childhood education, inclusion in education, mental health and wellbeing, teaching gifted children and STEM education.

To share your own story of a teacher who made a difference in your life, go to teachersinspire.ie.

Producer: Elaine Keogh

DCU’s STEM Teacher Internship Programme (STInt)...
17 min
DCU’s Changemaker Schools Network is helping to...
21 min
Nominations for Teachers Inspire 2022 remind us...
24 min
DCU Alumni, now working in the education sector...
27 min
The teachers of tomorrow at DCU's Institute of ...
21 min
DCU’s Centre for Talented Youth Ireland has pro...
19 min
Wherever you are in the world, you can nominate...
Louise talks to Rob O'Hanrahan, Dublin about when and why he nominated his English teacher and, Elaine Murray, now living in New Zealand explains why she nominated her teacher from Drogheda.
22 min
'Mental health and wellbeing of students 'is fu...
The importance of wellbeing and mental health feature in this episode where Louise hears about an inspirational teacher who made a huge difference to a 6th year student.
21 min
The benefits for children of reading and playin...
A love of reading and the pleasure, and benefits, of reading to children feature in this episode of the Teachers Inspire podcast.
21 min
Why inclusion in education matters
Why inclusion in education matters and Louise hears about a pilot programme from DCU that could be 'a game changer' for deaf children
20 min
Louise speaks to two teachers who have inspired...
Acclaimed author Louise O’Neill returns as curator of Teachers Inspire and the host of the Teachers Inspire podcast of 2022.
19 min
The Awardees 2021
Curator Louise O'Neill announces the 4 Awardees for 2021
34 min
Rachel English and some 2021 Stories
Louise O’Neill chats to RTE’s Rachel English about her most inspiring teacher and reads three more submissions from this year.
14 min
A selection of 2021 inspirational stories
Louise O’Neill chats on the podcast today about Adele who picked her English teacher this week as the most inspirational person on her Audience with Adele show.
11 min
2019 Shortlisted Stories
Our curator, the best selling author Louise O’Neill shares more inspirational stories.
11 min
Louise Nealon
Best selling debut author of Snowflake
8 min
Jamie Heaslip talks about his inspiring teacher
We hear from former Irish rugby player and entrepreneur Jamie Heaslip about his most inspiring teacher.
11 min
Andrea Corr and Eithne Shorthall Inspiring Teac...
Our curator the author Louise O’Neill also reads a selection of your submissions from this year.
10 min
Louise O'Neill some reads 2021 submissions
Our curator the author Louise O’Neill reads a selection of submissions from this year.
11 min
Louise O'Neill shares an inspirational 2019 sho...
15 min
What is Teachers Inspire Ireland?
A DCU Podcast
18 min
Teachers Inspire Ireland Trailer
A DCU Initiative
2 min