25 years growing

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.

Choice of ethos

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.

Cultural makeup

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.

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