¡Bienvenidos a la Asociación de Profesores de Español en Irlanda!

The Association of Teachers of Spanish in Ireland exists to support and promote the teaching of Spanish in Irish Secondary Schools.

We host various Continuing Professional Development workshops around the country and aim to encourage innovation and synergy through the exchange of information between teachers. As part of this, the Association co-ordinates events to develop the use of the Spanish language for students through our Debating Competition and Quiz.

The Committee

The Committee of the Association has ten voluntary members based in Dublin and surrounding areas.  It meets at least five times a year.

The 2018-2019 Committee members are:


Kay Macken – President and SARG rep

Wilma Slevin – Vice President

Jenny Gordon – Treasurer /  IT

Martha Brazil – IT, Facebook and sponsorship contact

Rodica Darii – Assistant Treasurer

Gemma Duffy – IT / Website and Database

Isolde Coveney

Lucía Ferreiro

Meritxell Garcia

Karla McNamara

Nicola Cronin (Honorary member: Debating)

Regional (Honorary) members:
Donegal  area: Arantxa Lopez, Dearbhla Lynch,
Kerry area: Angela Healy

We are constantly looking for new and dedicated committee members who make the ATS work for all Spanish teachers in Ireland and their students. If you are interested in getting involved be it in the national executive based in Dublin or to help/set up a committee in another part of Ireland, please get in contact with us. We will be accepting new committee members at our AGM on Saturday, 12th of October 2019, to be held in Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin.

The ATS organises events throughout the year for teachers and students of Spanish in Ireland.

For Teachers:

The Conference, Annual General Meeting & Teachmeet (October every year)

Workshops for Continuing Professional Development all over Ireland (Spring every year)

For students:

Secondary Schools Spanish Debating Competition (September to January)

Secondary Schools Spanish Quiz (April/May)

Follow the ATS on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. If you wish to contact us about membership or with a query, please email us at atsirlanda[at]gmail[dot]com.


The Association of Teachers of Spanish in Ireland is a member of FIAPE, la Federación Internacional de Profesores de Español. Visit their website or watch the video below to learn more about them and like them on Facebook here to find out about courses and conferences,  read articles of interest and connect with Spanish teachers around the world.