Posted by: gillroe | February 16, 2011


In early March, Dallas gets a head-start on its St. Patrick’s Day festivities as Irish international rugby star Frankie Sheahan and representatives from all Irish Universities hit the city to showcase Ireland’s world-class higher-education opportunities. Sheahan, a graduate of University College Cork and one of Ireland’s most popular and entertaining motivational speakers, will address two events hosted by Education in Ireland. His talk will focus on how sports shaped his college experience and created a foundation for his career success.

Both events will be held in Arlington Hall at Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas.

The first is a student fair on Tues. March 8 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and the second is an invitation-only breakfast briefing for high-school principals and counselors on Wed. March 9 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Dallas was selected as the first city on the Education in Ireland 2011 US tour for its growing population of Irish and Irish-American families, and its reputation for nurturing ambitious and global-focused high-school students.

Other cities on the tour include Houston, Chicago and New York.

We’re delighted to showcase our university offerings in Dallas,” said Michelle Dervan, Manager, USA – Education in Ireland. “The ties that connect Ireland and Dallas are strong and include a rich mosaic of culture, business, sports and education links. In particular, Irish universities have long enjoyed a distinguished reputation in Texas and across the US for their traditions of research and teaching in the liberal arts, social science, science, engineering, and medical disciplines”.

As Dallas gears up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’re looking forward to engaging with students and parents. We know they’ll enjoy hearing a first-hand account of the Irish education experience from our entertaining keynote speaker, Frankie Sheahan.”

The student fair is open to high-school students, parents, principals and other parties interested in learning more about the Irish student experience and getting practical tips on how to apply to Irish institutions, and access financial aid.

To register for the event, please email: or sign up through the Education in Ireland Facebook page.


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