€69,196 sanctioned for Muintearas Teo. for an exercise and sports programme to be delivered on behalf of the Department 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, announced today (Thursday) 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 2017/2018 school year in 17 primary schools in the Conamara Gaeltacht.

The Minister of State said “With this exercise and sports programme administered by Muintearas, further support will be given to the schools taking part in the programme to create extra language acquisition and enrichment opportunities for children. Accordingly, this is a practical measure which supports both the Language Planning Process and the Gaeltacht Education Policy.”

This funding is being provided under the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030.

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The primary schools taking part in the programme are as follows:


Primary School

Scoil Náisiúnta Cholm Cille, Leitir Móir
Scoil Náisiúnta Rónáin, An Trá Bháin
Tigh Nan Dooley, An Cheathrú Rua
Scoil Mhuire, An Tuairín, An Cheathrú Rua
Scoil Náisiúnta Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua
Scoil Náisiúnta an Ard Mhóir,
Scoil Náisiúnta Muire Gan Smál, Camus
Scoil Náisiúnta Mhuire, Turlach Beag, Rosmuc
Scoil Náisiúnta na hAirde Thiar
Scoil Náisiúnta Briocáin, An Gort Mór
Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Ciaráin, Cill Chiaráin
Scoil Náisiúnta Mhuire, Carna
Scoil Mhuire, Corr na Mona
Scoil Náisiúnta Sailearna, Indreabhán
Scoil Náisiúnta Coilm Cille, Ros a’ Mhil
Scoil Náisiúnta na bhforbacha, Na Forbacha
Scoil Náisiúnta Choilm Chille, An Tulach



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