Ciaran O'Rourke is from Ravensdale, Dundalk, famous as the home of the celtic warrior Cu Chulainn, and just a couple of miles south of Northern Ireland. He loves to travel, watch movies (films) and reading fiction. He is also a martial artist and rugby enthusiast.
Ciaran studied English and History at St. Patrick's College Drumcondra, and enjoyed it so much he stayed on for an additional year as the Students Union Vice President and Welfare Officer. Afterwards, he was accepted into the ACE Master's in Education program through the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where he taught middle school students in Los Angeles, California for two years. Upon finishing, he headed south to teach in Chile, where he traveled extensively, and met his future wife, Catalina, before returning to Ireland in 2014.
Ciaran is looking forward to sharing the experience of living and studying abroad with Champlain students, and hopes to help them immerse in Irish culture and get the most out of their time in Dublin.