What we do

Gaeloideachas What We Do

Gaeloideachas is a national, voluntary organisation supporting the development of Irish-medium education.

Founded as Gaelscoileanna in 1973 to support Irish-medium schools, primary and post-primary, outside of the Gaeltacht, the organisation’s remit now includes the provision of support services for Irish-medium schools in Gaeltacht areas, and for Irish-medium preschools outside of the Gaeltacht.

Gaeloideachas provides advice, assistance and support to people who wish to have their children educated through Irish, as well as support services and advocacy for those working in the sector.

Irish-medium schools can register as members of Gaeloideachas, allowing them to elect a representative Board of Directors and to inform the work of the organisation.

Gaeloideachas has a team of nine executive staff, and is funded by Foras na Gaeilge.