About Us

This family-run program is founded and managed by Brian Fahy and his daughter, Dr. Johanna Clancy. The duo had the idea for creating a program like this for quite some time, motivated by strong family and business ties in the United States, deep knowledge and appreciation of the United States - Irish relationship, and a combined 40 years experience in the second and third level education sector.

Brian Fahy

Brian, Assistant Principal at St Enda's College, Galway, has been teaching English and History for over 30 years. St. Enda's is a diocesan college under the patronage of the Bishop of Galway and was etsablished in 1928. He has extensive experience in education and has served full terms on both the Board of Management of St Enda's College and the Board of Management of St Enda's Primary School, as a teacher representative and as a parent representative. A proven leader in education, sport and business, he brings vast experience and great know-how to the Academy.

Brian is an active volunteer in the community where he has held numerous official positions in his local GAA club, including a term as Chairman. He has also trained, and continues to train, Gaelic football teams and has managed male and female Gaelic football, hurling and camogie teams at all levels, from juvenile up to senior level.

in the 1990's, Brian, along with his wife Deirdre, founded and managed Dublin Language School in Kildare, and was responsible for over 200 international students, including activities, accommodation and safety.

Dr. Johanna Clancy

Dr. Johanna Clancy lectures in Strategic Management at Galway Business School and also at GMIT, where she lectures in New Venture Planning. Her students come from an array of nationalities and she teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Johanna is also a consultant with Global Training Specialists. GTS provides tailored intercultural training, consulting and coaching solutions to improve business performance.  She also serves as Chairperson on the board of directors for SCCUL Enterprises, a charitable organisation, and is responsible for strategic development and social enterprise investments.

Johanna recently finished her role as Registrar of Galway Business School, where she was responsible for quality assurance, program development, and pastoral care for all students. Prior to this, Johanna worked as a management consultant for Accenture plc., and was appointed brand ambassador for all Irish university recruitment campaigns.

Celtic Irish American Academy
Directors: Dr. Johanna Clancy and Mr. Brian Fahy
Cranmore, 13 Dr. Mannix Road,
Salthill, Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353 86 013 5832