Heather Abrahamson:

BA Mod. (Hons.) Italian and French, TCD. She has many years’ experience in adult education.

Úna Agnew SSL:

PhD, has written on various aspects of Spirituality. She is the author of ‘The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh’ (1998; 2019), editor of ‘With Wisdom Seeking God’ (2008) and no-narrator of the triple-CD, ‘Loves Doorway to Life: Alternative Biography of Patrick Kavanagh’, an audio production by Éist, 2017.

Phil Dunne:

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

Jude Lal Fernando:

is Assistant Professor in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies at the School of Religion and Director of the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, TCD.

Blanaid Gallagher OP:

is an experienced teacher and pastoral worker and facilitates Centering Prayer Groups.

Sean Goan:

BA, BD, LSS is a Scripture scholar and retired teacher who has been involved in adult faith development for many years. He has also written commentaries on the Sunday readings and published The Sign: Reading the Gospel of John (2018).

Brian Grogan SJ:

is a lecturer and author. Formerly President of Milltown Institute, he is now actively involved in environmental issues and his latest book is Creation Walk: The Amazing Story of a Small Blue Planet.

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 RTÉ radio and television.

John Scally:

PhD, lectures in Theology in TCD and was a secondary school teacher for 20 years. He is the author of over 40 books. His most recent book is ‘Inspiration for all Seasons: Celtic Wisdom for Today’.

Sabine Schratz OP:

Dr. theol., MA Medieval and Modern History, is director of Lumen and member of the Dominican Historical Institute, Rome. She has published in the fields of church history, social justice and liturgical praxis and taught in third-level and adult education.

Marie Helène Dolan:

BA, French and English, Brest University. She is an experienced French teacher, including many years in the Alliance Française, Dublin.

Yvonne Luven:

Dr. phil., studied Theology, German Philology and Eastern European History and is a qualified teacher of German as a foreign language with many years of experience. She has published in the fields of religious studies, history and folklore and has taught in third-level (Irish School of Ecumenics) and adult education.

Marie Angeline Lascaux:

Dip. Yoga Therapy and Training Center Newry, 1998, is a qualified Yoga teacher with over twenty years of experience and director of Spring into Life.

Kieran O’Mahony OSA:

is an Augustinian friar and a biblical scholar, with particular interest in the letters of St Paul and the Gospel according to John. He taught for many years in the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy (Dublin). Currently, he is publishing a 9-volume series called “Hearers of the Word” on the readings for Advent, Lent and Eastertide. With Jessie Rogers and Seán Goan he is on the team of the newly formed Tarsus Scripture School. For more information visit www.tarsus.ie.

Nadia Quick:

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


is an 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.

Brian Dooney:

works with Age and Opportunity, the leading national development organisation improving the quality of life of people aged 50-100+. He develops and delivers programmes on positive ageing, drawing on the arts as a source of inspiration and hope. Previously, he worked as a lecturer in English and Adult Education in All Hallows College/DCU (2004-2016), presenting a range of modules in relation to Literature, Spirituality & the Arts; Creative Writing; Media & Critical Awareness. He completed his doctorate in Philosophy (English) in TCD in 2009, following an M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish Literature (TCD) and B.A. (Mod) in English and Psychology (TCD).

Dáire Stevenson:

BA, Irish and Economics, H.Dip. UCD. She is an experienced Irish teacher of both children and adults.