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The Teachers' Club

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Dublin Teachers' Club has played an important role in Ireland's education system since the early years of the independent Irish state.

The club's constitution requires at least 66 per cent of its members to be primary school teachers. As well as meeting the social needs of its membership, the club has been a focus of modernising teaching practice in Ireland.

It is one of the oldest teachers' clubs in the world, acting as a meeting (and plotting) location during teachers strikes in the 1940s and 1980s. It was also the birthplace of a new political party that held power as part of a coalition.

Many members are amazed that their British counterparts have never founded a comparable club and reveal what fun they are missing out on.

Part of the series: Inspirations

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