An Foras Pátrúnachta are supporting local parent’s campaign for a new Gaelcholáiste in the North Kildare area.
A new Gaelcholáiste:
• would alleviate pressure on the secondary schools already in the area
• would give pupils of Gaelscoileanna in the area the opportunity to continue their education via full immersion in the Irish language.
• would give pupils from English medium primary schools in the area the opportunity to experience Irish medium education at second level.
Coláiste Cois Life, the local Gaelcholáiste in west Dublin, has reached its capacity and recently changed its enrolment policy to prioritise pupils attending Gaelscoileanna in Lucan.
This means that there is a danger that:
• pupils in Kildare North will not have the opportunity to continue their education via full immersion in the Irish language.
• children attending English medium schools in the area will not have the opportunity to experience Irish medium education at second level.
There are five Gaelscoileanna in the area who could provide students to support a new Gaelcholáiste:
An Foras Pátrúnachta and local parents are currently working on an application for a new Gaelcholáiste. The application will be submitted to the Department of Education shortly.
You can support us by contacting your local representatives. We ask you to highlight the urgent need for a Gaelcholáiste in the North Kildare region.
Please support the campaign on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Campaign-for-a-Gaelchol%C3%A1iste-in-North-Kildare/1482528175295834?sk=info and Twitter: @GC_NorthKildare