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Centre For Irish-Language Education In Baile Bhúirne

March 13, 2007

A centre to support and develop Irish located in Baile Bhúirne


GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. welcomes the announcement made by the Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin,TD and the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív, TD, that the support initiative for Irish in Baile Bhúirne in Múscraí, West Cork will be commenced and implemented.


According to Mícheál Ó Broin, President of GAELSCOILEANNA TEO., this announcement is a step forward for the teaching of Irish and teaching through Irish. "It is very important for the Irish-medium sector to have such a service and resource available. It is significant that all the interested parties have a recognised role to play in this project. We hope this initiative will tackle the challenges ahead, especially in relation to teacher training and the provision of resources for Irish-medium education and for Irish as a subject".


GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. also welcomes that this national resource will be under the auspices An Chomhairle Um Oideachais Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG) and welcomes the promised increase in its budget which will add greatly to the resources available for the teaching of and through Irish.


GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is the 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 163 primary schools and 38 secondary schools currently providing education through the medium of Irish.


Further information:

Bláthnaid Ní Ghréacháin 086-8050335

Mícheál Ó Broin 087-9467700