Meghan Niě Raifeartaigh Gael Linn

Armagh woman appointed Gael Linn’s regional manager for Ulster

Gael Linn board is pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Ní Raifeartaigh to the role of Regional Manager for Ulster.

Meghan initially worked with Gael Linn in 2011 while on placement from Saint Mary’s University College, Belfast. After graduating she spent some years working in Australia.

On her return in 2015, Meghan took up the position as Educational Executive and Manager of Bun an Inbhir College with Gael Linn.

‘I believe deeply in the Gael Linn values,’ said Meghan. ‘When I was young, Bunscoil na mBráithre Críostaí was always taking part in Gael Linn events: Feis Ard Mhacha, Coirm Gael Linn, Féile Peile Gael Linn srl. I realised back then how important Gael Linn’s work was here in Ulster and throughout the country.’

Gael Linn first set up an office in Armagh City in 1960 out of which all Gael Linn’s activities in Ulster are organised. In 2020 the organisation relocated to Aonach Mhacha, the state of the art cultúrlann in the city.

‘I really enjoy the variety of working with Gael Linn and also meeting others who share my love for the language and its heritage,’ said Meghan.

Welcoming her appointment, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, Chairman of Gael Linn, said, ‘Meghan’s experience and skills will add greatly to advancing Gael Linn’s aims in Ulster. I wish her every success in taking on this senior role within the organisation.’

Meghan was born in Armagh City and has strong links with schools there and throughout the province. She plays for St. Brigid’s Camogie Club and enjoys participating in outdoor activities. Meghan has two children, Lúa and Ára.

Attending Naíscoil & Bunscoil Ard Mhacha and Saint Catherine’s College Irish Medium Stream, Meghan was one of the first children to receive Irish Medium Education in Armagh City. It is because of this that Meghan likes to offer support and advice to other parents about to embark on the Irish Medium Education journey with their children.

‘I am really looking forward to new responsibilities and opportunities as Regional Ulster Manager and supporting my colleagues as much as possible.’

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