Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022

The Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022, published in October 2016, following wide public consultation, is being implemented on a phased basis over the 5-year term of the Policy.

Next Implementation Phase 2019/20

Details of the next stage of implementation are outlined in Circular 0009/2019 for primary and special schools participating in the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme and in Circular 0010/2019 for post-primary schools.

Details relating to the schools that wish to participate in the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme in 2019 are available in Circular 00011/2019.                                                                                                

Next Implementation Phase 2018/19

Details of the next stage of implementation are outlined in Circular 0021/2018 for primary schools and special schools and in Circular 0022/2018 for post-primary schools.

Initial Implementation Phase 2017/18

Details of the first stage of implementation are outlined in Circular 0033/2017 for primary schools and special schools and in Circular 0034/2017 for post-primary schools.

Schools participating in the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme 2018/19

A list of schools participating in the Scheme is available here:

Information Brochures:

Advisory Visits:

Further Information:

Posters:

Language Criteria for Recognition as a Gaeltacht School:

Templates and Guidance:

Application Forms:

Language Support hours (Irish) (Primary):

Gaeltacht Scheme:

Irish-medium e-learning hub (post-primary):