Hi there.

My name is Colm.

I’m a science teacher, and part-time PhD student, who teaches through the medium of the Irish language. No, it’s nothing like English.

I have this website because, well, why not? It’s a mixture of whatever takes my fancy at the time.

What is Wine Strand? Well, it’s a little beach on the Dingle Peninsula in South-West Ireland. We are located about 12km (8 miles) west of Dingle town.

For more information, see this page: West Kerry.

About Me

Something About Me?

My CV, essentially.


B.Sc. Science Education

M.Sc. Education & Training Management (eLearning)

Ph.D. Candidate

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications:

ESAI Conference, 2018, Dublin: “Using the School Self-Evaluation Process to Improve Teacher Engagement with Technology: A Case Study from a Dublin Gaelscoil”

ESERA, 2017, Dublin: “Science Subject Inspections In Schools That Employ The Irish Language As The Medium Of Instruction”

New Perspectives in Science Education’, 2017, Florence: “Choosing a Textbook for Junior Cycle Science”

New Perspectives in Science Education’, 2016, Florence: “Implementing Inquiry-Based Learning in the Irish Language Science Classroom, using engaging interactive resources embedded in the Inspiring Science Education project Lesson Authoring Tool”

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement’, 2016, Glasgow: “Providing Webinar-Enabled Continuing Professional Development, Promoting the Inquiry-Based Learning Methodology, to Science Teachers who Teach Through the Irish Language”

Recent Thoughts

Hello again!

It’s been years since I deleted everything, and I haven’t touched this site since. For some reason, I thought it might be interesting to give it another go. Because, you know, I don’t have enough to be doing with my time as it is.