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Gaelscoileanna conference this weekend

November 17, 2010

Gaelscoileanna Teo. will hold their annual national conference in Tullamore, Co. Offaly from Friday 19th – Saturday 20th November 2010.

As part of this year’s conference many lectures and educational discussions will take place throughout the two day event. Radio commentator, Mícheál Ó Muirceartaigh will speak at the event as will Minister Pat Carey TD with Éamonn Murtagh, Assistant Chief Inspector with the Department of Education and Skills to open the conference.

On Friday morning there will be a chance to listen to a panel of experts debating the central role of Irish-medium education in the 20 year strategy for the Irish-language.

Gormlaith Ní Thuairisc from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be chairperson at this particular session.  The public will also have the opportunity to hear Minister Carey’s thoughts just prior to the publication of the strategy.

Various educational experts will speak on a variety of topics of interest to teachers and schools at the conference workshops which will provide both food for thought and inspiration for many.

This year’s very special guest Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will address the conference about the importance of Irish-medium education, past, present and future.

Guest speakers from universities and schools all over the country will give various lectures.

Various educational related workshops will be conducted throughout Friday and Saturday morning and many information stands will be seen this event to circulate information on the Irish language and language learning resources in schools.

For further information visit: www.gaelscoileanna.ie