Dr Maire Nic An Bhaird

Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education

Gaeilge agus fáilte

School of Education
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(01) 474 7417

Biography

Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird is a lecturer in Irish Language and Literature and History of Education in the Froebel Department, Maynooth University. Her areas of teaching and research include; the life and work of Douglas Hyde, Ireland's first President, Censorship of Irish Language Literature (1920-1960), Children's Literature in the Irish Language, Education for the Science-Society nexus, History of Education. She is supervising undergraduate, masters and PhD students' research theses. Her teaching is grounded in a pedagogy of community engaged learning and she has won teaching bursaries and awards for the creation of teaching materials and programmes connected with MU modules that she coordinates; The Tairseach Project - Project Live 2020/2021,  The Dearcán Project - Kildare Healthy Ireland Programme Award 2020, European Language Label Award. Máire is a partner in an 8 million European Commission funded Horizon 2020 project AgroCycle addressing the 'circular economy'. Her team's role relates to translating the scientific concepts of the 'circular economy' into child-centred language suitable for the primary school curriculum. She has several publications relating to her research and is actively involved in new H2020 research bids. She has also presented her research interests on national and international television and radio programmes.      

Research Interests

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Dearcán PI Kildare County Council / Kildare’s Healthy Ireland Community Resilience Fund Bursary Awards 2020 01-FEB-21 26-MAR-21 3300
AgroCycle PI EU Horizon 2020 / Societal Challenge 5 Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials 01-APR-16 31-MAR-19 135500

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Douglas Hyde My American Journey.
M. Nic an Bhaird, L. Mac Mathúna, B. Ó Conchubhair, N.Comer, C.Ó Seireadáin, (2019) Douglas Hyde My American Journey. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Early diary insights into Roscommon ’ s impact on Douglas Hyde, Ireland’s first President'
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Prof Liam Mac Mathúna (2018) 'Early diary insights into Roscommon ’ s impact on Douglas Hyde, Ireland’s first President' In: Roscommon History and Society: Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
2018 'Douglas Hyde (1860-1949) –First Steps in the Creation of a Linguist'
Máire Nic an BhairdLiam Mac Mathúna (2018) 'Douglas Hyde (1860-1949) –First Steps in the Creation of a Linguist' In: Literacies and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
2014 'Cumhacht na Cinsireachta: Léargas ar an Saothar Cumhacht na Cinneamhna le Tomás Bairéad'
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2014) 'Cumhacht na Cinsireachta: Léargas ar an Saothar Cumhacht na Cinneamhna le Tomás Bairéad' In: Douglas Hyde. Dublin: Leabhair Comhar. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2021 Douglas Hyde: Irish Ideology and International Impact
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Liam Mac Mathúna (Ed.). (2021) Douglas Hyde: Irish Ideology and International Impact Dublin: The National University Ireland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Reading Between The Lines. Hyde's Writings, 1916'
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2018) 'Reading Between The Lines. Hyde's Writings, 1916'. Eire-Ireland; a journal of Irish studies, [full-text] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'AgroCycle Kids - Earth Day'
Máire Nic an Bhaird and Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2019) 'AgroCycle Kids - Earth Day' Primary Planet, . [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2013 Mo Thuras go hAmerice: Tionchar na Féinchinsireachta
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2013) Mo Thuras go hAmerice: Tionchar na Féinchinsireachta . In: National University of Ireland eds. Mo Thuras go hAmerice: Tionchar na Féinchinsireachta [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
2019 Brainstorm: Douglas Hyde: The Man Behind the Moustache.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2019) Brainstorm: Douglas Hyde: The Man Behind the Moustache. Electronic Article [Details]

Audiovisual material

  Year Publication
2021 Dearcán - Kildare Healthy Ireland Programme.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2021) Dearcán - Kildare Healthy Ireland Programme. Audiovisual material [Details]
2021 Green Week: There is No Away - Waste Valorisation.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2021) Green Week: There is No Away - Waste Valorisation. Audiovisual material [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2021 RTÉ Brainstorm: Will social media influencers take a stand about climate change?.
Nic an Bhaird Máire, Ní Chléirigh Laoise (2021) RTÉ Brainstorm: Will social media influencers take a stand about climate change?. Article [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Douglas Hyde 'Vision in Volumes'.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2021) Douglas Hyde 'Vision in Volumes'. [Oral Presentation], IHA: Exciting News! Event,Narration and Impact from Past to Present, Virtual Conference (UCC) - 15-MAR-21 [Details]
2021 A Froebelian Voice in Sustainability.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2021) A Froebelian Voice in Sustainability. [Oral Presentation], The International Froebel Society Conference, ONLINE [Details]
2021 A Froebelian Voice in Sustainability.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2021) A Froebelian Voice in Sustainability. [Oral Presentation], International Froebel Society, Virtual Conference , 19-JUN-21 - 19-JUN-21 [Details]
2021 Dubhghlas de hÍde - Tábhacht na nDialann i Stair na hÉireann.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2021) Dubhghlas de hÍde - Tábhacht na nDialann i Stair na hÉireann. [Oral Presentation], DCU: Siompóisiam Lae ar an Dialann sa Ghaeilge, Virtual Conference (DCU) - 29-APR-24 [Details]
2021 Douglas Hyde: The Hearth of Hyde.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2021) Douglas Hyde: The Hearth of Hyde. [Oral Presentation], ACIS 2021: Dúchas, Leigheas agus Baile, Derry - 02-JUN-21 [Details]
2021 Douglas Hyde: an Irish Idol in Chicago.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2021) Douglas Hyde: an Irish Idol in Chicago. [Oral Presentation], IASIL:Chicago: an Irish-American Metropolis Politics, Ethnicity, and Culture from 1830s to the present Time, Paris - 23-JUN-21 [Details]
2019 AgroCycle Kids -There Is 'No Away' For Changemakers.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2019) AgroCycle Kids -There Is 'No Away' For Changemakers. [Oral Presentation], Trends Seminar NUIG, National University Galway [Details]
2019 The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree.
Nic an Bhaird (2019) The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree. [Oral Presentation], American Conference For Irish Studies, Boston College University [Details]
2018 AgroCycle Kids - Using rap song and video to teach the concept of waste valorisation to children.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2018) AgroCycle Kids - Using rap song and video to teach the concept of waste valorisation to children. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCD Allumni Event Beijing, Westin Hotel, Beijing, China [Details]
2018 Start Spreading the News: AgroCycle Kids.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2018) Start Spreading the News: AgroCycle Kids. [Poster Presentation], The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), Columbia University, New York [Details]
2018 From Line to Loop.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2018) From Line to Loop. [Oral Presentation], ATEE 2018 Annual Conference – A future for all: teaching for a sustainable society, Gavle University, Sweden [Details]
2018 Hyde's American Adventure 1905 - 1906.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2018) Hyde's American Adventure 1905 - 1906. [Oral Presentation], American Conference for Irish Studies, University College Cork [Details]
2018 Disseminating the message of the AgroCycle Kids to c 200 children at the Affiliated Primary School of Beijing Forestry , Beijing, China.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2018) Disseminating the message of the AgroCycle Kids to c 200 children at the Affiliated Primary School of Beijing Forestry , Beijing, China. [Invited Lecture], AgroCycle Kids in China, Beijing, China [Details]
2017 Éabhlóid Sgeuluidhe Fíor na Seachtmhaine ( 1935) leis an gCraoibhín: Foinsí, cinsireacht agus líníochtaí.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Prof Liam Mac Mathúna (2017) Éabhlóid Sgeuluidhe Fíor na Seachtmhaine ( 1935) leis an gCraoibhín: Foinsí, cinsireacht agus líníochtaí. [Oral Presentation], Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology, University College Dublin [Details]
2017 Reading between the Lines: Hyde's Writings ( 1914-1918).
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2017) Reading between the Lines: Hyde's Writings ( 1914-1918). [Oral Presentation], American Conference for Irish Studies, The University of Missouri - Kansas City [Details]
2017 Léargas ar Scríbhinní pearsanta Dhubhghlais de hÍde.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2017) Léargas ar Scríbhinní pearsanta Dhubhghlais de hÍde. [Invited Lecture], Ó Thrácht go Twitter, University College Dublin [Details]
2017 Sharing News and Views Across the Atlantic: correspondence between Douglas Hyde, Lucy Kurtz, Nellie O'Brien and Ethel Chance during Hyde's American Tour 1905/1906.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2017) Sharing News and Views Across the Atlantic: correspondence between Douglas Hyde, Lucy Kurtz, Nellie O'Brien and Ethel Chance during Hyde's American Tour 1905/1906. [Oral Presentation], Global Irish Diaspora, University College Dublin [Details]
2017 Máire presented on the Horizon 2020 funded project AgroCycle Kids.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2017) Máire presented on the Horizon 2020 funded project AgroCycle Kids. [Oral Presentation], Agri-Food Waste Day Conference, European Parliament, Brussels [Details]
2017 AgroCycle Kids - Valorising Waste and educating the youth of today about the Circular Economy.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2017) AgroCycle Kids - Valorising Waste and educating the youth of today about the Circular Economy. [Oral Presentation], AgroCycle, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece [Details]
2017 Tionchar de hÍde ar chur chun cinn na drámaíochta in Éirinn.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2017) Tionchar de hÍde ar chur chun cinn na drámaíochta in Éirinn. [Oral Presentation], Ó Chleamairí go Ceamairí, Dublin City University [Details]
2017 Scríbhneoirí ar deoraíocht: Dubhghlas de h-Íde sna Stáit.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2017) Scríbhneoirí ar deoraíocht: Dubhghlas de h-Íde sna Stáit. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, Charles University, Prague [Details]
2017 The effect of Douglas Hyde's year in New Brunswick ( 1890 - 1891).
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Prof Liam Mac Mathúna (2017) The effect of Douglas Hyde's year in New Brunswick ( 1890 - 1891). [Oral Presentation], The Canadian Association for Irish Studies, Ulster University [Details]
2017 Communicating the AgroCycle Kids message to children in 5th and 6th class, Ireland. Emphasis on Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2017) Communicating the AgroCycle Kids message to children in 5th and 6th class, Ireland. Emphasis on Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation. [Oral Presentation], AgroCycle Kids - European Commission, European Commission, Brussels [Details]
2016 Influential Figures in the Life of Hyde as Portrayed through his Diaries 1874-1916.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2016) Influential Figures in the Life of Hyde as Portrayed through his Diaries 1874-1916. [Oral Presentation], American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame [Details]
2016 Máire presented on Douglas Hyde on Ireland's National Radio and Television Broadcaster - RTÉ.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2016) Máire presented on Douglas Hyde on Ireland's National Radio and Television Broadcaster - RTÉ. [Public presentations], RTÉ television programme: Fire in the Blood, The National Library Dublin [Details]
2016 Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird discussed the Censorship of Irish Language Literature on BBC Radio Ulster.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2016) Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird discussed the Censorship of Irish Language Literature on BBC Radio Ulster. [Public presentations], Viva Voce radio programme, Belfast [Details]
2015 Douglas Hyde ( 1860-1949) - First Steps in the Creation of a Linguist.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird and Prof Liam Mac Mathúna (2015) Douglas Hyde ( 1860-1949) - First Steps in the Creation of a Linguist. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Society for Nineteenth- Century Ireland, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
2015 Dara Dialann de h-Íde ( 1877): Cás Staidéar.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2015) Dara Dialann de h-Íde ( 1877): Cás Staidéar. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil na Gaillimhe, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]
2014 Self-Censorship and the Irish Regional Autobiography: What to Leave in and What to Leave Out.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2014) Self-Censorship and the Irish Regional Autobiography: What to Leave in and What to Leave Out. [Oral Presentation], Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Harvard University [Details]
2013 Mo Thuras go hAmerice: Tionchar na Féinchinsireachta.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2013) Mo Thuras go hAmerice: Tionchar na Féinchinsireachta. [Oral Presentation], Douglas Hyde Seminar, National University of Ireland [Details]
2010 Cumhacht na Cinneamhna: Léargas ar an Saothar Cumhacht na Cinneamhna le Tomás Bairéad.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2010) Cumhacht na Cinneamhna: Léargas ar an Saothar Cumhacht na Cinneamhna le Tomás Bairéad. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil ar Chultúr agus ar Litríocht na nÓg, Dublin City University [Details]
2008 The Irish Language Writer and the State.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2008) The Irish Language Writer and the State. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, Porto, Portugal [Details]
2007 Scagadh ar Théacs an Oileánaigh.
Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (2007) Scagadh ar Théacs an Oileánaigh. [Oral Presentation], Graduate Symposium, University College Dublin [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2021 Celtic Congress 2021 - Facilitator.
Nic an Bhaird Máire (2021) Celtic Congress 2021 - Facilitator. Invited Lectures [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2021 Dublin Learning City Festival: Douglas Hyde, Ireland's First President.
Nic an Bhaird Máire (2021) Dublin Learning City Festival: Douglas Hyde, Ireland's First President. Invited Seminars [Details]

Newsletter

  Year Publication
2019 Eleathanach.
Máire Nic an Bhaird and Fiona Nic Fhionnlaoich (2019) Eleathanach. Newsletter [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
2021 Teach Meet 2021: AgroCycle Kids Education Programme.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2021) Teach Meet 2021: AgroCycle Kids Education Programme. Presentation [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
2020 Resource Pack.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2020) Resource Pack. Review Articles [Details]
2018 Resource Pack.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2018) Resource Pack. Review Articles [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2018 Reading between the lines: Hyde's writings, 1916.
Nic An Bhaird M. (2018) Reading between the lines: Hyde's writings, 1916. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2012 ‘Cleachtadh na Cinsireachta, Próiseas na hEagarthóireachta agus Lucht Léitheoireachta na Gaeilge ó 1922-1972’.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2012) ‘Cleachtadh na Cinsireachta, Próiseas na hEagarthóireachta agus Lucht Léitheoireachta na Gaeilge ó 1922-1972’. Thesis [Details]
2005 Scagadh ar Théacs an Oileánaigh.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2005) Scagadh ar Théacs an Oileánaigh. Thesis [Details]

Video recording / TV

  Year Publication
2021 Collective Memory Work in Serbia.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2021) Collective Memory Work in Serbia. Video recording / TV [Details]
2021 RTÉ - Cosc - Corporal Punishment.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2021) RTÉ - Cosc - Corporal Punishment. Video recording / TV [Details]
2020 UCD Press - Meet the Author.
Máire Nic an Bhaird (2020) UCD Press - Meet the Author. Video recording / TV [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
2021 World Bee Day-Solitary Bee Box Workshop.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh, Stephen Seaman, Gaelscoil Uí Fhiaich (2021) World Bee Day-Solitary Bee Box Workshop. Workshops [Details]

Online Multimedia

  Year Publication
2020 AgroCycle Kids.
Máire Nic an Bhaird Laoise Ní Chléirigh (2020) AgroCycle Kids. Online Multimedia [Details]

Webinar

  Year Publication
2021 The Tairseach Journey - Maynooth Project Live.
Máire Nic an Bhaird, Laoise Ní Chléirigh, EDF485 students and Maynooth Green Campus (2021) The Tairseach Journey - Maynooth Project Live. Webinar [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 Think Biobased Challenge 2019 European Commission: Centre of Expertise Biobased Economy
2021 Project Live 'Athy Sensory Trails' Maynooth University
2021 COGG Funding 2021/2022 An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta
2021 COGG Funding 2021/2022 An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta
2002 Patrick Semple Medal University College Dublin
2002 Third Year Scholar University College Dublin
2003 Erasmus Scholar University College Dublin
2000 UCD Entrance Scholar University College Dublin
2004 Postgraduate Scholar University College Dublin
2021 Tairseach - Project Live Maynooth University
2021 SPUR 'Taisce Froebel' Maynooth University
2020 Dearcán - Kildare Healthy Ireland Programme Kildare County Council
2009 European Language Label Award European Commission

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Meitheal Dúchas.ie Senior member and transcriber 31-JUL-20 / 10-JUL-24
KASTALIA partner 25-JAN-10 / 25-JAN-25
The Froebel Network Member 25-JAN-21 /
ACIS Member 03-MAR-15 / 26-NOV-21

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) Member 2016 / 2022
Rising Teachers, Rising Leaders (RTRL) Programme Committee. member /
Non-EU Study Abroad Committee member 2018 / 2024
Rogha Leabhar Reviewer 2018 / 2028
Rogha Leabhar Reviewer 2018 / 2028
Grúpa Oibre na gColáistí Oideachais Member 2018 / 2025
Biodiversity Working Group Member 2021 / 2025
Transdisciplinary Research Committee (TRC) Chair and member 2020 / 2025
Maynooth Green Campus Member 2020 / 2025

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2020 Open University Take Your Teaching Online Online Teaching
2018 Carr Communications Carr Communications Media Skills Programme Communication Skills

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Functional Functional Functional
Gaelige Fluent Fluent Fluent

Outreach Activities

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Teaching Interests


"Children are like tiny flowers; they are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in a community of peers,"  Friedrich Froebel.        

My teaching is based on the philosophy of Friedrich Froebel (1782-1842) who advocated reverence for every child, learning through activity, exploration of the environment and acceptance of the gifts of each individual. I have the privilege to teach, inspire and create with the next generation of teachers within MU's teacher education programme. Inspiring my students is a role I take seriously. Together we are working for future generations. An integral part of my teaching is connecting theory and practice.My main research areas are The Life and Work of Douglas Hyde and Environmental Sustainable Education. My main teaching interests are Cumas na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge, Dubhghlas de hÍde, Climate Action and Climate Change, History of Education.  The learning experience through participation in my module EDF485 Teanga an Ghrá is grounded in a pedagogy of community engaged learning via An Tairseach which was awarded a Project Live teaching bursary. I am module coordinator for EDF225, EDF447, EDF627, EDF485, EDF126, EDF446, EDF602A, EDF621. 

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2020 Deirdre Ní Mhonacháin Maynooth University Master's Degree
2020 Sean Stafford Maynooth University Master's Degree
2021 Eoin Mac Domhnaill Maynooth University Master's Degree
2021 Ciara Heslin Maynooth University Master's Degree
2021 Laoise Ní Chléirigh Maynooth University PhD Loving Mother Earth: Does engendering a strong sense of stewardship through exploration of a circular economy concept with the earth as the maternal archetype have a place in the Irish primary classroom?
2019 Nicola O'Reilly Maynooth University Masters in Education Adults Co-Playing with Children: A Place to Learn
2018 Orla Mc Lean Maynooth University Masters in Education How providing opportunites for learner autonomy in Irish language lessons can impact on student's motivation: A study of a first year Irish language class in a mixed post-primary school in Ireland
2019 Rachel Noctor Maynooth University Masters in Education Fostering motivation in young readers through the use of the reading workshop.