Aidan Rooney

Poet-in residence & Upper School teacher of French, poetry and Irish history at Thayer Academy, MA, USA
BA English and French (1985)
H Dip French (1987)

After receiving his HDip in 1987 he has taught French and English at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts. Aidan is a published poet with books including Day Release and Tightrope
Aidan’s work has been recognized by awards and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic; in 1997 he received the Sunday Tribune/Hennessy Cognac New Irish Writing Award for Poetry.
Aidan is involved with a group of Irish graduates in Boston who work together on two Irish festivals annually: The Irish Poetry festival and Irish Film festival in Boston.
Aidan has many fond memories of his time at Maynooth in particular of his involvement of the The Bitz and also his involvement in the English literary club.