Five new primary schools designated as Irish-medium

Sep 3, 2019

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced that five new primary schools being established from 2020-2022 are being designated for Irish-medium education.

The Minister took the decision following an analysis of the availability of gaelscoileanna in a number of areas of Greater Dublin.

The five new schools will serve areas of growing populations where there is no existing Irish-medium primary school or where there is more than one new school to be established between 2019 and 2022.

Minster McHugh said: “This is a significant step in terms of increasing Irish-medium education and all the benefits it brings. It will be a huge boost for a large number of parents in these areas who will now have more certainty about the availability of Irish-medium education for their children.”

The five schools being designated Irish-medium will serve the following areas:

  • Donabate in 2020
  • Newcastle_Rathcoole/Saggart in 2020
  • Donaghmede_Howth_D13 in 2021
  • Dublin2_Dublin4 in 2021
  • Sallynoggin_Killiney_DLR/Cherrywood in 2020 or 2022

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