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Aileen Gorman Leong

Aileen Gorman Leong is originally from Lisburn, Co. Antrim, where she grew up in a family steeped in a love of Irish literature, culture, and language. She worked in television production for many years in Ireland and England, including covering major events like the Olympics and World Cup for BBC Sport. She now lives in the Philadelphia area with her family, after nine years in Denver, CO. 

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 Connolly was there: How one Monaghan man brought Irish lessons to D.C. — and to America
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TRASNA MEIRICEÁ: Irish language is no problem for Houston students
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