Irish medium schools welcome children from all linguistic backgrounds

Three Irish language schools bodies in the north and south have pooled their resources to produce information leaflets in range of foreign languages. These leaflets explain to parents who speak five foreign languages benefits that education through Irish can bring to their children. Dr Rama Mathers from Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaochta (The Trust Fund for Irish-medium […]

Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaiochta welcomes research into language skills


Simon Doyle, Education Correspondent for the Irish News reports that children immersed in the Irish language at school achieve the same standards of English as pupils in English-medium education.New research published in the south concluded that development of Irish reading skills could be achieved without detriment to English literacy.Academics from NUI Maynooth had assessed children […]

Groundbreaking research demonstrates underlying advantages of Irish-medium Education

Recent research carried out by Dr Judith Wylie and Dr Gerry Mulhern from Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Psychology has indicated that there are significant underlying advantages to children who are being educated in Irish-medium Schools.  Aside from the obvious cultural and social benefits of bilingualism, their research shows that there are real cognitive gains […]

Launch of the Reconciliation Research Paper in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry

Gaelscolaíocht Éireann organised a pioneering and positive seminar in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry last week. Gaelscolaíocht Éireann is a cross border project of Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaíochta, Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta in the north and Gaelscoileanna in the south. All of the major Irish language educational organisations throughout the country attended the seminar. On the day, […]

Extra funding for Irish language schools


BBC WEBSITE 23.03.2010 Extra funding for Irish language schools     Irish language schools which have not qualified for full government funding are being given millions of pounds to improve their buildings. Four schools, said to be in sub-standard accommodation, will share £2m in government funding via an Irish language group. The schools cannot get […]

Initial funding from Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaíochta crucial in recognition of more schools

DE Approves Irish-medium Education in Glengormley, Crumlin and Derry The Chief Executive of Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaíochta, Pilib ó Ruanaí, welcomed the Department of Education decision to award grant-aided status to Irish-medium primary schools in Glengormley, Crumlin and Ballymagroarty, Derry. Speaking following the announcement that funding has been approved for the three Irish-medium schools Pilib said: […]

Beidh tiomsaitheoir airgid clúiteach Gael-Mheiriceánach ag cuidiú le hIontaobhas na Gaelscolaiochta

Rachaidh Gaeilgeoirí Bhéal Feirste i gcomhar le tiomsaitheoir airgid as Bostún le hinstealladh de shábháil Mheiriceá a thabhairt chuig gnó thiomsú an airgeadais do Ghaelscoileanna sa Tuaisceart. Sé mhí ó shin cheap an comhlacht maoinithe Gaelscoileanna, Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaíochta, i dtionscnamh radacach, a chéadbhainisteoir tiomsaithe airgid, Réamaí Mathers. Lean Réamaí air ag giniúint agus ag […]

Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaiochta to be assisted by renowned Irish-American fundraiser


Belfast Irish speakers are to team up with a Boston fund raiser to bring an injection of American savée to the business of raising finance for Irish-medium schools in the North. 6 months ago Irish schools funding body, Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaíochta, in a radical departure, appointed it’s first fund raising manager, Reamaí Mathers.     While Reamaí has […]