13/09/18

€69,196 grant sanctioned by Minister of State McHugh for Muintearas Teo. to run an Exercise and Sports Programme for the 2018/2019 school year

Joe McHugh T.D., Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, announced today, 13 September, that he has sanctioned a grant of up to €69,196 for Muintearas Teo. to enable them to run an exercise and sports programme for the 2018/2019 school year in 17 primary schools in the Conamara Gaeltacht.

Minister of State McHugh said, “The Exercise and Sports Programme run by Muintearas Teo. gives additional assistance to schools to provide children with language acquisition and enrichment opportunities.”  “Accordingly, this is a practical measure which supports the Language Planning Process as well as the Gaeltacht Education Policy.”

The grant is being sanctioned under Action 2.20 – Community and Language Supports Programme  – of the Government’s Action Plan 2018-2022 for the implementation of the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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