Weekly Grinds
6th Year

6th Year Weekly Grinds Now Enrolling Our 6th Year Weekly Grinds are designed to help students achieve success in the 2025 Leaving Certificate exams. Throughout the 29 weeks, our expert teachers help to develop the subject knowledge and key examination

Weekly Grinds
5th Year

5th Year Weekly Grinds Now Enrolling Our 5th Year Weekly Grinds are designed to help students achieve success in the Leaving Certificate exams. Throughout the 29 weeks, our expert teachers help to develop the subject knowledge and key examination skills

Weekly Grinds
3rd Year

3rd Year Weekly Grinds Now Enrolling Our 3rd Year Weekly Grinds are designed to help students achieve success in the 2025 Junior Cycle exams. Throughout the 29 weeks, our expert teachers help to develop the subject knowledge and key examination

Patrick Fitzsimons

Patrick Fitzsimons is a Spanish teacher at the Institute for 4th Year and 5th year. He also runs the French debating club and the 6th year French and Spanish language clubs. He holds a First Class Honours degree in French

Maria Fenton

Maria Fenton is a Spanish teacher with 20 years’ experience.  She is the author of three Spanish textbooks: ¡Venga! Leaving Cert Spanish, Edco, 2020; ¿Qué pasa? 1 Junior Cycle Spanish, Edco 2017  and ¿Qué pasa? 2 Junior Cycle Spanish, Edco

Robbie Cronin

Robbie teaches Irish and Spanish and has worked for many years with the State Examinations Commission devising curricula and as an exam corrector. He was a member of the NCCA committees tasked with devising Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate courses.

Begona de la Fuente

Begoña is a native Spanish speaker with over 20 years experience of teaching Spanish. After obtaining her degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid she completed a course to specialise in Teaching Spanish as a