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Irish language schools needed

July 22, 2010

There are only eight secondlevel gaelscoileanna or gaelcholaisti in Dublin today – five on the southside of the city and three on the northside.

I have the height of respect for Tanaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan. I am, however, surprised that she still has not given the people involved in setting up two new gaelcholaisti a date for when they can open. Colaiste Ghlor na Mara, on the northside, and Gaelcholaiste Deisceart Bhaile Atha Cliath, on the southside, would be very welcome schools to thousands of young people.

The Irish language community needs these schools in Dublin if we are to noticeably increase the number of Irish speakers in the country. As the capital, Dublin is crucially important for those of us interested in seeing our native language being promoted well.

Darren J Prior
Leamhain Chaislean Cnucha, Caislean Cnucha, Baile Atha Cliath 15

Irish Independent – Litir chuig an Eagarthóir
21 Iúil 2010