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Gillian Wylie


Gillian Wylie is an Assistant Professor in International Peace Studies, School of Religion, TCD, and author of “The International Politics of Human Trafficking” (Palgrave 2016).

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Andrew Pierce

has a background in historical theology and is an assistant professor in the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin. He is involved in a variety of ecumenical projects - both grassroots and academic - and is particularly interested in how ideas about, and experiences of, place impact on religious self-understanding.


Kieran O’Mahony, OSA

Member of the Order of St Augustine and a Scripture scholar. At present, he is employed by the Archdiocese of Dublin, promoting the biblical ministry in parishes and among those involved in ministry. His books include What Does The Bible Say About The Stranger, Do We Still Need St Paul? and Speaking from within: towards better preaching.

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Marie Helène Dolan

BA, French & English, Brest University. Experienced French teacher, including many years in the Alliance Française, Dublin.

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John Scally

PhD, lectures in Theology in Trinity College Dublin and was a secondary school teacher for 20 years. He is the author of over 40 books.


Phil Dunne

MA, LGSM is an experienced tutor in English literature, who has worked with students of all ages & abilities.


Ruzica Ruane

Qualified native German speaker. Many years’ experience of teaching German to adults and students.

Sabine Schratz

Sabine Schratz, OP

Dr. theol. (University of Münster), MA Medieval and Modern History, is director of Lumen. She has published in the fields of Church History and liturgical praxis and taught in third-level and adult education.


Heather Abrahamson

BA Mod. (Hons.) Italian & French, Trinity College. Has many years’ experience in Adult Education.

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Jane Bailey, IBVM

Accredited instructor with the Irish Tai Chi Chuan Association. She has extensive experience in teaching Tai Chi to individuals and groups of all ages & abilities.

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Blanaid Gallagher, OP

Experienced teacher and pastoral worker. Facilitator of Centering Prayer Groups. Works on a Retreat Team.


Marianne Smulders

Graduate of the Irish Yoga Association, with years of experience in this field.

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Patrick Quinn

PATRICK QUINN: PhD, has taught in third-level and adult education for more than 30 years with extensive publications in philosophy and education and a series of programmes on these topics on RTE radio and television.


Sean Goan

BA, BD, LSS is a teacher and Scripture scholar who has been involved in adult faith development for many years. He has given courses on biblical themes and spirituality in a variety of locations around the country. He has also written commentaries on the Sunday readings for readers in Church.

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Nadia Quick

is a Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans licensed teacher and a registered teacher of the RAD and a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.


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Bill McSweeney

Is Research Fellow in International Peace Studies at TCD. He has published widely in the areas of politics, theology and sociology.

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Dáire Stevenson

BA, Irish and Economics, H.Dip. UCD. Experienced Irish teacher of both children and adults.

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Duncan Morrow

DUNCAN MORROW: is Professor at Ulster University Belfast.

He lectures in politics and has published widely in the fields of conflict resolution, Northern Ireland politics and the relationship between religion and politics.

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Conor McDonagh OP

MA (Cantab), STL (Fribourg), is a Dominican friar from Galway, currently teaching theology in the Dominican House of Studies, Dublin.

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Joseph Ralph OP

JOSEPH RALPH OP: is a member of the Dominican community in Newry and director of the Lectio Divina Centre (www.lectio. newrydominican.com).

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Terry Hennessy

Trained and danced with a number of International Teachers of Sacred Dance. Has a gentle experienced teaching style and brings her own love of the dance to the group.