AONTAS – Every Day I’m Learning: Mary

A force to be reckoned with in the most inspirational way Mary is the Director of Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company. Mary used her personal experiences to build her knowledge and skills in supporting others. She works with real people facing conflict, religious divide, social issues, poverty, and personal battles, through the arts. Mary tells us how she came back to education and shares her wisdom in bringing people together.


An informal and authentic conversation sharing the personal stories of amazing people who returned to education as an adult learner. Every Day I’m Learning is real people opening up about their extraordinary lives, being both honest and vulnerable. In this podcast Dearbháil Lawless chats with adult learners as they describe overcoming their fears, taking up new opportunities and how education changed their life.

With thanks to the Communicating Europe Initiative and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this podcast is brought to you by AONTAS the National Adult Learning Organisation and recorded in Near FM. This podcast highlights the value of both Irish and European identity and the opportunities available to Irish people as European citizens.