Since An Foras Pátrúnachta was setup in 1993, we have been the main patron of new Gaelscoileanna since then. We now have over 70 schools in 22 counties.
As a patron body, we offer a range of ethos to parents so they may choose from a multi-d, inter-d or catholic ethos in reflection of their own wishes. None of our schools give preference to children of one particular faith in their enrolment policy, regardless of ethos. Our ethos make-up is more diverse than the national average. A quarter of our schools are multi-denominational in comparison to 5% nationally.
Our schools reflect the communities in which they are based. Children attending our schools come from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, everyone is welcome.