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, 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.