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Kilkenny to Host Gaelscoileanna Teo.’s Annual Education Conference and Annual General Meeting 2009

July 1, 2008

In light of the increasing demand for Irish-medium education in Kilkenny in recent years, GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is delighted to announce that Kilkenny has been chosen to host the organisation’s Annual Education Conference and Annual General Meeting for 2009. The above conferences will take place in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on 20th and 21st November 2009.

Plans are going ahead for a second Irish-medium primary school in Kilkenny city and the newly appointed founding committee for this school has welcomed the news. Secretary Eimear Ní Laoí remarked: ‘we’re working towards a September 2009 opening and we warmly welcome GAELSCOILEANNA TEO.’s decision to bring the conference to Kilkenny in 2009. We understand that this is a significant event for Kilkenny city which will bring parents, teachers and principals from gaelscoileanna all over the country together’.

Members of the Founding Committee met with members of GAELSCOILEANNA TEO.’s Standing Committee in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on the 28th June to discuss the practical aspects of setting up a school.

GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is the national co-ordinating body for schools teaching through the medium of Irish. It helps parents and local groups to set up new schools and supports the established all-Irish schools. There are 169 primary schools and 43 secondary schools currently providing education through the medium of Irish.


Further information: Clare Walsh clare@gaelscoileanna.ie, +35314773158 / +353 86-373 1908.