I hold a first class honors degree in Irish and Celtic (2010) and a Master's Degree in the same (2011). I am currently completing my PhD thesis, which is a comparison of the spoken Irish of young native speakers in the Donegal Gaeltacht and young non-native speakers in Belfast. I have experience in translation through my degree and MA, and my PhD has lent itself to an understanding of the current linguistic situation in the Gaeltacht and of Irish grammar and the standard variety of the language. I have also carried out some paid translation in the private sector. As regards teaching experience, I have taught adult second-language learners of Irish in a night class in Lurgan (2008/2009), tutored a dyslexic A-level student in a one-on-one setting with their grade being raise from a D at AS level to B at A2 level, tutored an adult learner in a one-to-one setting and have three years of experience teaching Irish as a teaching assistant in Queen's Belfast. My PhD has also entailed the transcription of a 70 000 word multi-speaker corpus along with it's annotation and analysis.