Average 4.2 based on 93 teacher ratings
Donal Gallagher is an English/Principal/Vice Principal teacher at St Dominics College, Cabra located in Dublin 7, Dublin. When comparing Donal Gallagher's ratings to other teachers in the county of Dublin, Donal Gallagher's ratings are below the average of 4.48 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at St Dominics College, Cabra is 4.34 stars.
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Student of Mr Gallagher from 1976 to 1980. He taught me English and History - I just want to thank him for giving me a love of both! Our classes were full of discussion and debate ( even topics that were not discussed in school! ) His teaching was different and as a result, I love Irish History in particular and I love English Literature. In the late 1970's - Mr Gallagher was our 'rebel' - we could discuss everything with him and we did! Memories of learning = Questioning and debating. TY!

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Excellent English teacher, classes more like university tutorials than secondary school classes. Encouraged students to come up with their own ideas.

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He is such a Smart man and a brilliant teacher. He treats you with respect and as an adult and i really like that :)

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he is a brillant teacher. he is so funny. he is scary when he is angry.

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THe most inspirational teacher I ever had. Had him from 1985 to 1990. The whole class thought he was amazing and 13 of us out of 16 got As!

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i had Mr. gallagher from Sept 87 - May 92 for History and English. He was fantastic then too. He made those two subjects very interesting for me and I looked forward to his classes.

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don't know him as a teacher. was my yearhead. seems he only like the A students

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Brilliant teacher and so nice everyone loves him in 2A!

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I think he is a brill teacher I actually look forward to english because he is such agood nice teacher.

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such a great teacher hes really interested in what his students have to say and is fair to all of them, he also has his moments of hillarity!! such a genlteman aswell!!

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he is the best teacher ever he gives us loads of wor but he makes it so easy the history is much easier then primary school he is a nice talkative teacher who helps u wit your problems good yearhead

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love him!! hes deadly!! PLEASE DON'T RETIRE!! i actually wont let him

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ah this has to be one of the nicest people from the skul altho she can be strict ya could always have a laugh with her

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awh he is a brillant teacher! we all love u mr gallagher!! love 2S! xoxoxox

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this man is the very definition of LEGEND

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Fab teacher. Left in 92 and believe he gave me the love of reading I still have today. Can't live without a good book! He teaches you to love English, and not see it as a subject.

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a great teacher and such a nice man. teaches with a passion for words and the language. only scary when he needs to be!! im sure hes grimacing right now at the spelling and grammer on this page :-P

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Aww hes the best PLEASE DONT EVER RETIRE!!!

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he is like such a ledge pur deadly like ya kw i fya hav im ur gonna do wel!xxxxxxx tnx sir! nd eh plz dnt retire! lol

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ah wat can ye say pure ledge !! neva had a teecher like em !! hav him 4 history wish i had hm 4 english insted of who i do hav!!!!xxxxxxxx tnx sir

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he really is a great teacher who explain things clearly

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Mr. Gallagher is the best teacher I have ever had. He gave me a love for the English language and reading that wil stay with me for life

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ah brill teacher really makes ya learn!!

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i think he is the best english teacher in the school and it's a pity that he's leaving!

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Had Mr Gallagher for JC history back in 1994 - He was an amazing teacher then and it would seem that he is just as good 12 years later - the man is a legend!

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soo funny and really nice person!!

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he is an excellent teacher and can be fun sometimes but also can be quite scary too <:'-(

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Can't believe this old todger is still knocking about! Back in 1990 I had him for 5 years... Got an A2 in LC and I'm sure it was down to him. He had a temper mind you!

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A Legend. People who have left the school twently years ago still remember her!! Shes a pet

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really cool and helpful! Makes english fun! Live on Mr.G!

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had him from 1st to 6th year and enjoyed every one of his classes!he gave us all a love for english! lc 2004

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makes you feel worthwhile and makes you want to work hard to make him proud of you. a wonderful teacher and an extremely intelligent man,every class is interesting and enjoyable

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Sorry about all the trouble I've ever caused you! Hopefully I'm making up for it now. YOU RULE! Favourite Teacher by FAR, though B. Burke is pretty high up there...

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he's funny likes to start class conversations but when he makes you write down stuff your hand hurts soooo much from too much too fast

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shes a lot nicer than u'd think, was my yr head and class tutor in d same yr, an she'd do anything for u, if u had d right attitude. lc 2004

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d guys great, was my eng teacher and yr head, does he still walk into d class and say ''spell d following please girls'' b4 he even gets to his desk?? the G man rocks. lc2004

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far and away the best teacher ive ever had-owe him so much,miss his classes a lot. LC2002

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the man knows his stuff!!no denying it!!he is extremely helpful and shock horror actually mkes d subject interesting(had donnelly4jc need i say more!)got a b1 in lc thanx2him!!

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he asks questions and doesn't give you a chance to answer them before going on to someone else. we need a chance to think sir! other than that good teacher.

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Gifted teacher-it was amazing2c that evn the director of Pride+Prejudice didn't look in2the book as deeply as Mr. Gallagher made us look in 6th yr!Wil never ever4get those classes.

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Quote:"I don't mind people not wanting to talk in class,but now I'm going to go around everyone and make them say 1 thing" has faves too, but good teacher

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hear her b4 u c her a bit werd bu gota lv her she trys her best.

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By far the best teacher I had. His classes literary kept me in school (just about) he is the reason I went on to study english and work in the media

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Thought I was atrocious at eng until 4th year, thanx for keeping me in your class sir and giving me something I know im good at.Apologies for the long essays!!

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Mr.G,I looked4ward2ur classes above anything,u r an exceptionally talented teacher-u made us really care4+love english-got me grade I cud only hav dreamed of!

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Keep it up sir you're the best. He really works you to your limits and has you well prepared for exams.

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I had him for first year and i thought he was brilliant!! he was one of the best teachers i had actually!! despite him giving me 50 lines for yawning!!

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brillant teacher, prepares the class very well, don't know where i'd be without him.

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dis man is so cul keep it up mr g ur d only teachr n d skul dat liks me bt stop havn favs cz its realy anoyn

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Scary woman but does really care about her students

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An absolutely brilliant teacher,he prepared us so well for our exams and covered everything we needed to do.i was very lucky to have him for both the JC and LC

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mr.G is brill!really makes u interested in wat he says and is extremely smart!!!

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He has to be the most intelligent person i know he makes you feel you can achieve somtin defo my favourite teacher

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She's just so cool! You gotta love her. The rambling is priceless. You can't make that stuff up its truly original!

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He is my year head and i think he is one of the most intelligent teachers in the school.

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Had him for LC 2000, he made me feel like I could achieve something,which I hadn't felt before.A kind,hardworking man who was always there for his students.

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Had Mr. Gallaghr from 1st-3rd year. Loved his class, saw both points of view in everything very fairly. Brilliant man, long may he continue!

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Love Ms Gallagher really am getting to know her now that im in 4th year.i like her alot more now after the Glendalough trip. Bit mad but in a good way.

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archaic approach to poetry and only listened to his favorites.still got me an A1-thru forming my own opinions.overrated.lc98

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d man's a genius!wud defo b my fone a friend if i was on who wants2b a millionaire!!is there nething d man doesnt know??

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ms gallagher is a ledgend!a law on to herself but is lovely!has everyone's best intentions at heart-thats wot counts!

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extremely nice person.a great laugh when ur wit her in a small group, really concerned about us and really willing to talk and listen, fantasic person!

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i had him for yerahead 1st-3rd year. ws a very good yearhead. always there if needed.

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An inspiration. A very influential factor in my chioce of future job. Knows his stuff but lets you think for yourself. A true gentleman if i ever saw one.

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Wudnt listen 2a word u say, ur wrong & THATS IT! likes to hear her own voice, but wen we were leaving, changed, she was happy we were leavin, last yrs 6th yr*

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doesnt give you a chance 2 talk

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Mr G did not settle for mediocrity. He wanted us all to reach our max potential. Above all, an absolute gent - & a very hardworking & intelligent man (LC 2001)

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An inspirational man.Highly intelligent and very respected.One of the few teachers that I miss seeing..A past pupil

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The best teacher I've ever had- English is the one subject where I feel like I got a full, well-rounded, complete education and wasn't just focusing on the LC

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what is she actually doing in school?she talks over everyone and doesn't give u a chance to speak

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Brilliant teacher.Very hard marker but as a past pupil currently studying english i now no y!Hes part of the reason i took english in college.

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DOESN'T LISTEN!!!!!!!

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he sure does make u work and keeps pushing but he's a great teacher hope all the hard work pays off in lc!!! if it does i no who to thank

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Everything good said about this man is completly justified. Instills a love of English in whoever gives his classes a chance.

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top woman!!!Strict but fair-personal+very chatty!Excellent yr head in 6th yr last yr-got a standing [email protected] awards ceremony which said it all really!

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A great principal - really cared about her pupils

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was always a tough marker,but it helped to push us further.Cant believe i got an A!thanks mr g

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1of the best teachers I evr had-always so enthusaiastic+well prepared-instills a love in u4every poem/book/play u do.1of the few that lets u voice ur opinions

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absolutely brill, overlooked my own work, i.e. poetry, before being sent to a publisher, fantastic teacher gives you a love of english...

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I never thought i could get an A in Leavin Cert English but i did. Thank u Mr Gallagher. I think u were as surprised as I was!

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U no a lot about English (2 much if u ask me) but why dont u bother telling us what u know. Dont keep it all 2 urself. Ur classes r boring. Debates scare me

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is a good teacher but some classes are kinda boring.

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tough but very fair

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Everything I love about English came from Mr Gallagher-an incredibly talented teacher with an inspired passion for the subject-Never had1boring lesson in6years!

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Mr Gallagher makes us think for ourselves, he's a bit old fashioned, but stil gets the job done!

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my fave junior cert teacher!!

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wonderful teacher, who gets students excellent results

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He is one of my fave teachers, always explains things, lets you think for yourself. Always helping you improve your creative writing!

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Always had the best debates in class-really opens up the students' mind by allowing them2discuss things rather than dictating-v.unique style+it really works!

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One of the few leaving cert teachers who actually made you think for yourself instead of just learning off other people's opinions.Really enjoyed those classes.

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excellent teacher-very hard worker and always came to class prepared. Encouraged lots of class participation-great for confidence building!

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Great classes.. made us work for our results, but it worked!Thanks a mil!!

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Thanks Mr G!!

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