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

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...
The Teachers Inspire Ireland Podcast is curated by the acclaimed Irish author Louise O’Neill. In this episode Louise reads an inspiring 2019 shortlisted story about Limerick based teacher Sinead O'Mahony who teaches at the Mid-West School for the Deaf in Limerick.
15 min
What is Teachers Inspire Ireland?
A DCU Podcast
18 min
Teachers Inspire Ireland Trailer
A DCU Initiative
2 min