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FÉILTE takes place in The Helix, on 1 October and is open to teachers and the general public. Join us to celebrate teaching! FÉILTE, the Teaching Council’s annual Festival of Education In Learning and Teaching Excellence is back in Dublin for 2022. The festival will take place on Saturday, 1 October 2022 in The Helix, Dublin City University, and online. The theme of this year’s FÉILTE is Respect, Remembering, Reflecting and Reimagining.

This year will be even more special as the Teaching Council marks ten years of FÉILTE, celebrating the innovation and creative work of teachers and school leaders across the whole school community.

FÉILTE provides an opportunity for teachers to share teaching methodologies, resources, ideas, research, and innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. It has grown from an attendance of 150 people in 2012, to one of the largest educational gatherings of teachers in Ireland, across primary, post-primary and further education.

On the day there will be a range of panel discussions that will explore issues facing teachers, students, and parents. Phil Fox, Acting Director of the Teaching Council, will moderate a live panel discussion on this year’s theme of “Respect, Remembering, Reflecting and Reimagining”. A second afternoon panel facilitated by psychologist, columnist, and media contributor; Allison Keating will discuss Wellbeing in the Staffroom.

FÉILTE has partnered once again with the Centre for School Leadership (CSL) and will focus on Primary School Leadership. A Student Meet panel made up of primary, post-primary and further education newly qualified teachers and principals will also examine the Student Teacher Experience – Whole School Opportunity.

The event will also host a showcase exhibition of 30 examples of excellence in teaching, along with interactive workshops and case studies of collaborative teaching engagements. The showcases have been chosen from over 90 applicants and are exemplary of the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in teaching practice.

Entertainment on the day will be provided by the Teachers’ Musical Society.

Announcing details, Michelle Keane, Chairperson of the Teaching Council said:

“FÉILTE gives us the opportunity to hear from the hearts and minds of inspiring people. Given the unprecedented time of COVID-19 and its effect on learning, now is a perfect time to revisit and reimagine the purpose, processes, and skills related to teaching whilst bringing care and collaboration to the forefront.

“This year we are delighted to have Declan Coyle as our guest speaker. Declan is a fascinating leader, and speaker who promotes ‘green platform’ thinking, enabling others to motivate and inspire. We are also very pleased to welcome Bernie McNally, Secretary General of the Department of Education, who will provide an opening address.

“Participants will also enjoy all their favourite FÉILTE events, workshops, showcases and live panel discussions, as well as a chance to meet fellow teachers, student teachers and school leaders in a setting geared for sharing exceptional stories and insights.

Phil Fox, Acting Director of the Teaching Council said:

“The last number of years have been eye-opening in so many different ways. The education community has responded with creative solutions to ensure the lives and learning of students was maintained and enhanced. That’s why our theme this year is ‘Respect, Remembering, Reflecting and Reimagining; a fitting theme to mark ten years of FÉILTE, bringing shared experiences to the festival and learning from each other while celebrating teachers’ achievements.”

“This year, after being online for two years, we are thrilled to create an event featuring a mix of live in-person and remotely streamed elements. FÉILTE 2022 promises to be another great occasion that shares and shows the exceptional talent that exists within the teaching profession and provides an opportunity for us all to get back together and share ideas and experiences. We want FÉILTE to celebrate the fantastic teaching and learning that is taking place across primary, post-primary and further education in Ireland.”

Tickets are now on general release and available here. Full programme of events can be found here. Further information can be requested by email to   Follow @TeachingCouncil and @FEILTE on Twitter and join the conversation by using #FEILTE.