Caroline is a native of a small town called Dungloe in North West Donegal. As both of her parents are Deaf, it is only natural Irish Sign Language (ISL) plays a strong part in her life. She was educated in her home town at primary level and then was educated in Dublin at St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls.
Caroline has just recently graduated from the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin with a Diploma in ISL Teaching. She hopes to go back to university next year to complete a degree and a Masters.
Caroline earned herself the Hands On presenting gig, by beating off stiff competition to emerge as the winner of the Hands On Presenter Challenge in 2007. Her favourite presenting item to date is the Disability Allowance magazine item back in 2008 as she had a brief taste of what it was like working in McDonald's, hairnets and all!
When not appearing in front of the camera, Caroline works for a charity organisation, Hand On Heart as a personal assistant to the CEO. In her free time, she is actively involved with voluntary work and serves as the chairperson of the Irish Deaf Youth Association, a very prominent organisation in the Deaf community renowned for its social events and has been the Chairperson of the Donegal Deaf Club for the past 3 years.
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