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Bilingualism is defined as having the ability to speak two languages.

Children who attend An Foras Pátrúnachta schools are proficient in both Irish and English.

Research on bilingual education shows that children who learn bilingually:

  • Perform better academically
  • Find it easier to learn other languages
  • Achieve higher scores in English and Maths
  • Are open to other cultures.

We intend to grow multi-lingual education in our schools by implementing the ‘CLIL’ system, as used across Europe, thus providing additional opportunities to our students in the long run.

Read a recent article written by William Reville, Biochemistry Professor at University College Cork:


The bilingual brain is more nimble and efficient – Multilingual people are better at reasoning and multitasking, and work faster and with less effort’

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