Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference 2023

29 & 30 September 2023

Clayton White's Hotel, Wexford



The INTO Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference took place on Friday 29 and Saturday30 September in the Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. The Conference was a combination of discussion groups, workshops and speakers, that considered relevant issues on the theme of Sharing Responsibility.

To view the Principals’ and Deputy Principals’ Conference 2023 brochure, see here.


Dr Peter Kelly, Keynote speaker, Saturday.

University of Plymouth.

Peter holds a number of academic positions at Plymouth Institute of Education. His teaching interests include comparative and international education, education policy and leadership and politics and history of education.

Des Carswell, Guest speaker, Friday.

Mary Immaculate College

Des is currently a Lecturer at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. His research interests include teacher competency frameworks, teacher identity and teacher reflection.

Finbarr Hurley, Guest speaker, Friday.


Finbarr is currently the Primary Leadership Co-ordinator in Oide, having been seconded from his principal post in Co. Cork. He has extensive experience in the Irish and European education systems as well as mentoring and coaching experience.

Jennifer Barron, Guest speaker, Friday.

Jennifer is a Teaching Principal in Kilkenny with 15 years’ experience. She is also a member of the Association of Coaching and is a part-time tutor with Coach Academy Plus on a diploma course ‘Coaching Practice & Ethics’.


29 & 30 September 2023


Clayton White's Hotel, Wexford