Eileen Fitzgerald A.I.B.S.D., L.T.C.L is a native of Limerick City but has been living in Ennis, Co Clare for many years. She has a thriving Speech & Drama school in the town, and teaches all aspects of communication skills and drama.
Eileen studied with Trinity College London attaining a Licentiate Teachers Diploma. She has an Associate Diploma with the Irish Board of Speech & Drama.
IN 1995 she was appointed an examiner with the Irish Board of Speech & Drama and travels throughout the country examining students. Eileen also examines diploma students with the Board.
From 1999 to 2012 Eileen worked with the Schools Competition Programme carrying out pioneering work with the students in the field of drama. Funded by NUIG, she also facilitated ‘Living Scenes’ in the Ennis area. This is a drama programme where TY students work with active retired people from their community to bridge the generation gap and help build mutual respect. Eileen has also produced, directed and acted in numerous productions in the Mid-West area.
Currently President of the 74th Feile Luimnigh, the largest festival of its kind in the North Munster area, Eileen (together with her team) are presently organising 7000 competitors between Instrumental, Vocal, Speech & Drama and Roinn na Gaeilge. Eileen has also been running the Cratloe Speechfest for the last eight years.
She has adjudicated at feiseanna in Sligo, Dublin, Galway. Portlaoise and Derry and is delighted to be returning to the Speech & Drama Teachers of Ireland again this year.