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. Beginning his academic career at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), 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, 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, and after spending three years in the West Kerry Gaeltacht, he completed a successful defense of his thesis, with graduation having taken place last October. Currently teaching Beginning Irish 2 at Notre Dame, his linguistic interests extend beyond the Celtic languages, and in addition to his teaching workload, Seaghan is taking both German and Portugese classes at Notre Dame this semester. Seaghan is a also talented double-bass player in the genre of traditional Irish music and is eager for opportunities to collaborate musically. Next semester he will teach "The songs and spoken word of Irish-speaking Ireland".
Dr. Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh
Irish Fulbright FLTA at University of Notre Dame
Telephone: +353 87 2317 671
Office: 209 Decio Hall
Postal address: 329 DeBartolo Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556