THE PARTNERS

Fiosracht is made possible by the groundbreaking partnership between IT Tallaght, Foróige, South Dublin Libraries and UK-based social enterprise Project 42. All partners bring a special expertise to Fiosracht allowing a more dynamic and further reaching approach towards STEM education and empowerment.

As the famous thinker Aristotle said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.

IT Tallaght

The Institute of Technology Tallaght is a higher education institute in South Dublin, Ireland. Established in 1992, IT Tallaght offers degree and postgraduate courses as well as adult education courses.

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South County Dublin Libraries

South Dublin County Libraries provide free and democratic access to our services and connects people with their local authority and their wider communities.

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Foroige

Foróige is an Irish organisation working with young peope to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and in the development of society. Foróige, as a youth organisation, was formed on March 14, 1952.

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Project 42

Project 42 is a UK-based social enterprise. Their approach is to engage young people by guiding them through a design process, which is hands on, puts them in the driver seat and focuses on building their confidence, along with soft skills such as teamwork, collaboration and communication.

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Local Collaborator

TRANSDEV

Tansdev have been an amazing partner to Fiosracht, helping us introduce the practical applications of STEM subjects in the real world.

Transdev have partnered with Fiosracht and the camps, providing an invaluable source of knowledge and experience for the young people attending. Neil Menzies of Transdev has been involved in all of our camps, presenting presentations on the history of Dublin transport its future as well as serving as an expert on transport design, offering insightful feedback to the young peoples projects. The transport ideas and designs we’ve seen in the camps have all benefited greatly from this partnership.

Our collaboration and sponsorship from Transdev has provided a real and meaningful interaction with STEM subjects and Irish society for the Fiosracht young people.

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About the Team

Some names and Faces

This is the amazing group of people that run and facilitate Fiosracht. It is made up of a diverse set of people, ranging in disciplines and areas of interest. All of these differences make for a brilliantly wide bank of knowledge and experience to help inform our camps, clubs and other STEM engagement events.

Take a look at all the people below, who make up the Fiosracht Team.

Our Team






GERRY RYDER

Gerard is a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Technology Tallaght.


LUCY MCAULEY

Lucy is a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Technology Tallaght.


ANDY LEESON

Andy is ‘Area Manager Tallaght Youth Service’ for Foroige.


COLEESA HUMPHREYS

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BARBARA COUGHLAN

What does this team member to? Keep it short! This is also a great spot for social links!


NIALL MORAHAN

Niall Morahan is a service designer and strategist who set up the social enterprise Project 42.


YVONNE ANDERSON

Yvonne is a Foróige Area Youth Officer for Jobstown, Kingswood, Kilnamanagh, Saggart, Rathcoole, Newcastle.


PETER DONNELLAN

Peter is a designer and founder of Also Studio.


JILL WOODNUT

Jill is a child psychology student assisting in PhD research