Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh
FULBRIGHT TEACHING SCHOLAR
Seaghan has previously worked as Irish tutor at UL, Limerick, as visiting Irish Language Scholar at Concordia University, Montreal, and is currently the Irish Fulbright FLTA at the University of Notre Dame. Seaghan began his academic career at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), where he graduated with a first-class honours degree in the Liberal Arts in 2009. He went on to write his Master’s thesis on Irish lexicography there too, and this was published by Coiscéim under the title "Focail agus Foclóireacht T. O’Neill Lane" (2013). In 2014, he began his PhD in Irish folklore at MIC, and after spending three years in the West Kerry Gaeltacht, he completed a successful defense of his thesis, with graduation to take place in late October. He is currently teaching Beginning Irish 2 at Notre Dame, but his linguistic interests extend beyond the Celtic languages, and so, in addition to his teaching workload, Seaghan takes both German and Portugese classes at Notre Dame. Seaghan is a also talented double-bass player in the genre of traditional Irish music and is eager for opportunities to collaborate musically.
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