Westmeath - Rachel Duffy



My name is Rachel Duffy, and I am 23 years old. I am from the small village of Rosemount located in the heart of the country in Co. Westmeath. Last year I graduated from NUI Galway with a BA in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and Spanish. I was very fortunate during my time in university that I got to study abroad at UNC Chapel Hill and the Universidad de Oviedo, USA. I currently work in P. Egan’s Traditional Irish Bar in Moate and I am returning to university to complete my master’s degree to be a Spanish and English teacher. I love my job at the minute because I meet so many new people every day, but I look forward to becoming a teacher and sharing my passion for languages and the arts with young people. I am a proud member of Cill Oige Ladies, a new LGFA club founded in my parish in 2021. I am a huge advocate for girls playing sports and I dedicate a lot of my time as a player and committee member. When I am not working or playing football, you will find me at a trad session singing a few tunes. My motto in life is ‘Don’t give up’.