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Lahinch man teaching English around the world

TWENTY-five-year-old Lahinch man Michael Healy is this week starting his journey towards a post-graduate teaching qualification in London. There is nothing too extraordinary about that but Michael’s four and a half year teaching career to date has encompassed three continents and exceptionally varied living conditions. The UL graduate has been teaching English in Spain, Portugal, Ghana and Brazil in recent years, along with introducing basketball to a remote village, straddling a rainforest, in West Africa. Late last year, he spent three months in Rio, just after the Olympics. “It was a good next step for me. I had learned Spanish in Spain and my girlfriend had lived for three years in South America in Spanish-speaking countries. She wanted to go back to South America and I had been in Portugal before. We moved over there at the end of August. We had an apartment in Copacabana, which was nice. I’d get up in the morning, throw on my togs and …

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