Dr Yolanda Fernández-Suárez is an independent scholar and a member of AEDEI (Spanish Association for Irish Studies). She teaches EFL at the Official Language School in León. She holds a BA in Classical Languages from the University of Salamanca and in English from the University of León. In 2006, under the supervision of Professor Inés Praga Terente, she promoted with honours with a PhD dissertation on the history of Irish hedge schools at the University of Burgos. Her research interests are education, hedge schools and Brian Friel’s plays in Spain. She has translated and edited Traducciones de Brian Friel (Madrid: ADE, 2016) for which she was awarded the 2016 “María Martínez Sierra” Prize for Theatre Translation.