Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

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Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain in Soroti.jpg
Born1983 (age 35–36)
County Mayo, Ireland
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Alma materUniversity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
OccupationAcademic and broadcaster
Spouse(s)
Carlos Garcia (m. 2017)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin [ˈiːvʲɪnʲ nʲiː ˈhuːlʲəwaːnʲ] (born 1983) is an Irish academic and broadcaster. She is currently a member of the School of Mathematics & Statistics in University College Dublin, researching and lecturing in Mathematics and Mathematics Education.[1] She previously worked as a post-primary school teacher of Mathematics, Physics, Applied Mathematics and Science. She graduated with a first-class honours degree in Theoretical Physics from University College Dublin in 2005 and her PhD, completed with the School of Education Trinity College Dublin in 2014, was funded by an Ussher Fellowship.[2]

She is a native of Carnacon near Ballyglass, County Mayo.[3][4]

Rose of Tralee contest[edit]

Ní Shúilleabháin was crowned the 47th Rose of Tralee on 23 August 2005 in a ceremony broadcast by RTÉ Television.[5][6] Ní Shúilleabháin was considered by bookmakers to be an early favourite to win the Rose of Tralee contest[4] and, as a result of a rules change, was the first Mayo Rose as final contestant in the history of the competition.

Media career[edit]

Ní Shúilleabháin has worked as a broadcaster and host since 2006. In 2007 she was a member of The Panel on RTÉ Two [7] and participated in the 2008 season of Celebrity Bainisteoir on RTÉ One, managing a Gaelic football team from Kiltimagh.[8] In 2009 she hosted the weekly Irish music show The Reel Deal on RTÉ.[9][10] She presented the RTÉ travel show Getaways with Joe Lindsay for two series and presented the Fleadh Cheoil programme with John Creedon.[11] from 2014 to 2018. Since 2012 she has presented RTÉ's flagship science programmes The Science Squad and 10 Things to Know About... with Jonathan McCrea and Kathriona Devereux.[12][2]

Known in Ireland as a science communicator[13], Ní Shúilleabháin wrote a monthly column for the Science section of The Irish Times in 2016.[14][15] In 2017, she won an award for her Outstanding Communication of STEM from the national scientific research agency SFI.[12]

In 2013, she hosted her own RTÉ Radio 1 series Aoibhinn and Company as a summer replacement for Miriam O'Callaghan's Sunday show Miriam Meets.[16][17]

In 2007 and 2008, Ní Shúilleabháin toured the United States, Japan, and Europe as the lead singer of Ragús, a traditional Irish music band.[7][18]

Personal life[edit]

Ní Shúilleabháin was in a relationship with broadcaster Ryan Tubridy from 2009 to 2014.[19][20] [21]

Ni Shúilleabháin married Carlos Garcia in 2017.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keen to map a new way forward". The Irish Times. 29 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b Saturday; November 05; 2016 (5 November 2016). "This much I know: Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin". www.irishexaminer.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ Esler, Cróna (16 August 2005). "Aoibhinn is all set to blossom in Tralee". Western People. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ a b Anderson, Nicola (24 August 2005). "Bookies' favourite Aoibhinn is the new Rose". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Esler, Cróna (31 August 2005). "Carnacon's Aoibhinn wins the heart of a nation in Rose final". Western People. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "A Rose blooms: And so does the TV show". Irish Independent. 25 August 2005. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ a b Duffy, Michael (14 August 2007). "Rose blooms". Mayo News. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Commins, Michael (4 March 2008). "A late, late show". Mayo News. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ Horan, Niamh (17 May 2009). "Tubridy's talented other half is 'The Reel Deal'". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ Finn, Melanie (8 July 2009). "Aoibhinn's TV ratings show she's not just a pretty face". Evening Herald. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ http://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/fleadh_cheoil.html
  12. ^ a b O’Connell, Claire (17 November 2017). "Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin furthers her quest to broaden the science conversation". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  13. ^ Power, Jack. "'The oceans are rising, so are we': Scientists rally in Dublin". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  14. ^ Shúilleabháin, Aoibhinn Ní. "How to draw more women into Stem". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  15. ^ Shúilleabháin, Aoibhinn Ní. "Is the importance of female role models in science overstated?". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  16. ^ "In Miriam's shoes: Aoibhinn takes over RTE's Sunday slot on radio one". Irish Independent. 26 June 2013.
  17. ^ Sweeney, Ken (26 June 2013). "Ability, not Tubs, got me summer job covering for Miriam, says Aoibhinn". Herald.
  18. ^ Dwyer, Ciara (17 May 2009). "Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  19. ^ Ryan, Ali (21 December 2014). "Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain annoyed Ryan Tubridy love-split overshadows her college graduation". Goss.
  20. ^ http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ryan-tubridy-and-aoibhinn-niacute-shuacuteilleabhaacutein-announce-split-303557.html
  21. ^ "After FIVE years Ryan Tubridy and girlfriend Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin have broken up". evoke.ie. 20 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Identity of Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin's mystery groom revealed following low-key wedding - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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Preceded by
Orla O'Shea
Rose of Tralee
August 2005 – August 2006
Succeeded by
Kathryn Anne Feeney