14/09/17

Allocation of €784,442 announced by Minister of State McHugh under the Language Assistants Scheme for the 2017/2018 school year

Joe McHugh T.D., Government Chief-Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, today announced that he has sanctioned an allocation of up to €784,442 for Muintearas Teo. and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne to enable them to run the Language Assistants Scheme on behalf of the Department for the 2017/2018 school year. This allocation is the same as the 2016/2017 allocation.

The Minister of State said that valuable work is being done under the Language Assistants Scheme to provide the young people of the Gaeltacht with additional opportunities to acquire and enrich the language. “The help provided by the language assistants, employed under the scheme, assists with the efforts of participating Gaeltacht schools to ensure that the Irish language continues to thrive through to the next generation in the Gaeltacht.” With the implementation of both the language planning process and the policy for Gaeltacht education, the scheme is more important than ever.

In line with the recommendations contained in the Policy for Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022, Minister McHugh has also requested his officials to undertake a review of this scheme over the coming months with a view to increasing its impact on the language in the years ahead.

This allocation is being provided under the Language Assistants Scheme as part of the implementation of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language as it relates to the Gaeltacht.

Note to the editor

Under this scheme, language assistants, who are fluent Irish speakers, provide support in Gaeltacht schools with the acquisition and enrichment of the language.

The scheme is operating in 106 Gaeltacht schools and 95 language assistants in total are employed under the scheme, 67 under Muintearas and 28 under Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne. The allocation comprises €551,813 for Muintearas Teo. and €232,629 for Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne.

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Schools operating under Muintearas Teo. in the Donegal Gaeltacht 2017-2018

School Name

 

Reference No. of Language Planning Area Concerned
Co Dhún na nGall  
S N Cholmcille, An Tearmann 01
S N Mhuire, Caiseal Ceann Droma 01
S N Naomh Bríd, Na Dúnaibh 01
S N Cholmcille, Duibhleann Riach 01
S N na Sráithe Móire, Leitir Ceannainn 01
S N Ghlasáin, An Craoslach 01
Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Na Doirí Beaga 02
S N Loch an Lubhair

Anagaire

02
S N Dhubhthach, Anagaire 02
S N Phádraig,  Dobhar 02
S N Mhuire B&C, Na Doirí Beaga 02
S N Adhamhnáin, An Luinnigh 02
S N Chonaill, An Bun Beag 02
S N Oilibhéar Pluincéid 02
S N Bhríghde, Mín an Chladaigh 02
S N Caiseal na gCorr, Gort an Choirce 03
S N Cnoc na Naomh, Doire Chonaire 03
Pobalscoil Chloich Chionnaola 03
S N Naomh Dubhthach, Machaire Rabhartaigh 03
S N Fhionnáin, An Fál Carrach 03
S N Gort an Choirce 03
S N Leitir Mhic an Bhaird 04
S N Árainn Mhór II 05
S N Árainn Mhór I 05
S N Taodhbhóg, An Clochán 06
S N An  Choimín, An Clochán 06
S N Duchoraidh, An Dúchoraidh 06
S N Min an Aoire, An Charraig 07
S N Chartha, Chill Charthaigh 07
S N Na Carraige, An Charraig 07
S N A Chaiseal, Gleann Cholm Cille 07
S N Éadan Fhionnfhraoich, Na Gleannta 06
S N Cholmcille, Baile na Finne 06
S N Mhin Teineadh Dé, Ard an Rátha 07

 

Schools operating under Muintearas Teo. in the Mayo, Galway and Meath Gaeltacht 2017-2018

 School Name

 

Reference No. of Language Planning Area
Co. Mayo
Coláiste Mhuire, Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 09
S N Chorr Chloch, Béal an Mhuirthead 09
S N Chroí Mhuire Gan Smál, Ceathrú Thaidhg 09
S N Chroí Mhuire Gan Smál Sinsearach 09
S N Chroí Mhuire Gan Smál Sóisearach 09
S N Bhreandáin, An Eachléim 09
S N Beal an Bhulláin, Acaill 10
S N Pádraig , Sáile 10
S N Tóin re Gaoithe 10
S N Naomh Seosamh, Acaill 10
S N Ros Dumhach 10
Co Galway  
Coláiste Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin 11
S N Rónáin, Árainn 11
S N Inis Meáin 11
S N Thír an Fhia 12
S N Cholm Cille, Leitir Móir 12
S N Leitir Mealláin 12
*S N Rónáin, An Trá Bháin. 13
S N Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua 13
S N An Tuairín 13
Tigh Nan Dooley seeking 10 additional weeks 13
Pobalscoil Mhic Dara 14
S N na hAirde Thiar, Carna 14
S N Mhuire, Carna 14
S N Mhuire Gan Smál, Camas 14
S N an Turlach Beag, Ros Muc 14
S N Briocán, An Gort Mór 14
S N Chill Chiaráin 14
S N na hAirde Móire, Cill Chiaráin 14
S N Naomh Cholman Maínis 14
Coláiste Naomh Feichín, Corr na Móna 15
S N Naomh Phádraig, An Chloch Bhreac 15
Coláiste Cholmcille, Indreabhán 16
S N na bhForbacha 16
S N Éinne, An Spidéal 16
S N Sailearna 16
S N Cholmcille, An Tulaigh 16
S N Cholm Cille Ros an Mhíl 16
S N Bhaile Nua, Maigh Cuilinn 17
Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh 18
S N Bhríde, Mionlach 19
Co Meath
S N an tAthair Uí Ghramhnaigh, Ráth Chairn 26
Scoil Altáin Naofa, Baile Ghib 26

* Additional school for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Schools operating under Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne in the Munster Gaeltacht 2017-2018

School Name

Reference No. of Language Planning Area Concerned

Co. Kerry

 
Coláiste Íde 21
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 21
S N Naomh   Gobnait

 

21
S N Caitlín Naofa, Chill Mhic an Domhnaigh 21
S N Cheann Trá 21
S N Naomh Eirc, Baile an Mhóraigh 21
S N Mhaolchéadair, An Charraig 21
S N   Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil 21
S N An Chlocháin 21
S N An Chlochair, An Daingean 21
S N na mBráithre, An Daingean 21
S N Naomh Mhichíl, Dún Géagáin 22
S N Ghleanna, Baile an Sceilg 22
S N An Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí 22
S N An Ghleanna – An Daingean 22
S N Chillín Liath, Máistir Gaoithe 22
Co Cork  
Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Íre 23
Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh 23
Scoil Réidh na nDoirí 23
S N Lachtáin Naofa, Cill na Martra 23
S N Chúil Aodha
S N Fhionbarra, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaigh 23
S N Baile Bhuirne 23
Co. Waterford  
S N Chléire 24
S N na Rinne 25
S N Scoil Baile Mhic Airt 25
Meánscoil San Nioclás 25

 

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