Siobhán Patten is a native of Achill Island, County Mayo. She has a degree in Modern Irish and Archaeology from University College Dublin, as well as a Postgraduate Degree in Education from Marino Institute of Education. Having worked as a primary school teacher for a number of years, Siobhán joined Gaelchultúr as a trainer, and since 2008 she has been working with the company on a full-time basis, developing syllabuses, teaching materials and lesson plans. She has been working as Gaelchultúr’s Specialised Courses Manager since March 2009.
Siobhán has taught Irish in a wide range of bodies, including The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and The National Lottery. She has also taught Irish with Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille, County Donegal, and Bord na Gaeilge, UCD.