Caoimhin O Donaill
  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Dr Caoimhín Ó Dónaill studied Early and Modern Irish at Trinity College Dublin before completing a Higher Diploma in Education (1999) and a doctorate in (2004) at the same institution. He was appointed to a Lectureship in the Research Institute for Irish and Celtic Studies in 2007 having previously held the positions of Language Technologist within the Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning (2005-2007), Research Associate on the Linking Dictionaries and Texts Project (2004-2005) and Research Assistant on the Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language Project (2003-2004). Prior to this, he held various teaching roles at Trinity College Dublin, Froebel College of Education, Blackrock and Coláiste Eoin, Booterstown, Co. Dublin. From 2000-2003 he held a Government of Ireland Scholarship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 2012 he has been a co-investigator on a series of EU funded projects focusing on computer assisted language learning with a particular focus on Content and Language Integrated Learning: Tools for CLIL Teachers (2012-2014); Producing Open Online Learning Systems (2013-2015) and CLIL Open Online Learning (2018-2022). He also worked closely with Conradh na Gaeilge in an outreach capacity on the EU Funded WeAreOne project (2017-2020) which developed resources to assist refugees and newcomers to adapt to the social and working culture of their new host countries.  Caoimhín was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) in 2014.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 3 Dec 2014

Higher Diploma in Education, Trinity College Dublin

Award Date: 1 Oct 1999

Bachelor, Early and Modern Irish, Trinity College Dublin

Award Date: 1 Oct 1998


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