Gaeltacht Education Policy Proposals

Policy Proposals for Educational Provision in Gaeltacht Areas

The Department of Education and Skills has committed to the development and publication of a policy on Gaeltacht education with a view to strengthening Irish-medium education provision in the Gaeltacht. The intention is that the Gaeltacht education policy will cover early-years, primary and post-primary education.

During the consultation phase, the Department received over 550 responses. The survey responses and submissions, along with the outcomes of the Civil Service Open Policy Debate on Gaeltacht Education, will inform the drafting of the Department’s policy on Gaeltacht education.

Copies of completed surveys and submissions, divided broadly by category, are available at the links below:

National Organisations:


Local Organisations:




Boards of Management:

Early Years:



Higher Education Institutions - Primary:

Higher Education Institutions - Post-Primary

Responses from Individuals:

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