Julanne Murphy of Cahir has received a prestigious Fulbright Award to teach Irish in the USA. Having completed a Degree in Irish and History at University College Cork, and a Professional Diploma in Education at National University of Ireland Galway, Ms Murphy teaches at Ardscoil Rís, Limerick.
This month, Ms Murphy will travel to the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. as a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). The Fulbright FLTA Awards are grants for Irish citizens or E.U. citizens resident in Ireland for three or more years, to teach Irish at a college in America over the course of ten months. The worldwide purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual respect and understanding between people of the US and people of other countries. Applications for the 2015-2016 Fulbright Awards open on 26 August, details are available on www.fulbright.ie.