| 18.1°C Dublin

Close

Premium

Platform: Teacher and activist Fiachra Keogh on making an impact

Ficachra Keogh is a teacher and activist. His podcast, The Distant Voices Project, opens young minds to critical thinking on the health of the planet. He lives in Co Cavan with his wife, Fatima, and daughter, Maria

Close

Fiachra Keogh

Fiachra Keogh

Fiachra Keogh

History is my passion and, in particular, how we can draw lessons from it, whether we do or don't. I taught for years before moving to Mexico in 2015. I was there for three years, teaching history and global awareness to middle school kids, which would be our Junior Cycle.

I met my wife, Fatima, there and we made a move down to the Puerto Vallarta rainforest. We were looking for a life away from the over-consumption in the north, but saw more there in the shape of the jungle being cut up by development, and indigenous children playing in the dirt while Europeans and Americans were at the beach. That inequality is hard to see and then to hold on to your soul if you don't feel like doing something about it.


Most Watched





Privacy