Text size

Public meeting re Irish-medium post-primary education in Dublin 15 on March 26th

March 27, 2014

The public meeting organised by parents in the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown to assess the demand for an Irish-medium post-primary school in Dublin 15 was a great success, with a large crowd in attendance and a lot of interest shown in the campaign. An expression of interest form was handed out to everyone on the night and you can download a copy of the form here:

Survey BÁC15

The meeting discussed the advantages of Irish-medium at post-primary level, the process that the Department of Education and Skills have in place to establish new schools and the growth of interest in Irish in Dublin 15, including naíonraí, schools, classes for adult learners, social events and more. There was a discussion also on the difference between an independent Irish-medium school and an Irish-medium Aonad, and it was confirmed that an Irish-medium post-primary would be open to all applicants, regardless of their linguistic, cultural or economic backgrounds.

The next step is to establish a committee to steer the campaign, and anyone interested in taking an active role is asked to contact the Development Officer in Gaelscoileanna Teo. on 01 8535193 or by emailing clare@gaelscoileanna.ie.

Darren J. Prior attended the meeting on behalf of Raidió na Life and you can listen back to his report here.