Gaelcholáiste

A Gaelcholáiste is a secondary school on the island of Ireland (in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland) located outside Gaeltacht areas, where Irish is the primary language of teaching and communication.[2][3]

Gaelscoileanna and Irish language-medium schools in the Gaeltacht are supported and represented by Gaeloideachas and by An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta or COGG in the Republic of Ireland and Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta in Northern Ireland.
Irish MMA and UFC fighter Conor McGregor attended Irish speaking schools at both primary and secondary level.[1]
Irish presenter and comedian Dara Ó Briain attended Irish speaking schools at both primary and secondary level

Gaelcholáistí are supported and represented on a practical day-to-day basis by Gaeloideachas (who also support Irish-medium schools in the Gaeltacht) and An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta (whose name translates into English as "The Council for Gaeltacht and Gaelscoileanna Education") or COGG in the Republic and by Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta in the North.

There are 31 Gaelcholáistí and 17 second-level Irish language units (aonaid Ghaeilge) on the island of Ireland, attended by over 12,000 students. Close to 4,000 further students receive their second level education through Irish in the Gaeltacht.[4]

HistoryEdit

Gaelcholáistí in the 2010sEdit

The Republic's Department of Education announced in 2012 that three new Gaelcholáistí were going to open- two in Dublin Coláiste Ghlór na Mara in Balbriggan and Gaelcoláiste an Phiarsaigh in Rathfarnham and one in Cork Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin in Carrigaline.[2]

Gaelcholáiste Dhoire opened in Dungiven Castle in 2015. Gaelcholáiste Mhic Shuibhne opened in Knocknaheeney, County Cork, in 2019.[5] Gaelcholáiste Mhaigh Nuad opened in Maynooth in 2020.[6]

Many of the Aonaid Ghaeilge hope to develop into full Gaelcholáistí in the medium-term providing there is enough demand.

List of GaelcholáistíEdit

Planned

  • Clonsilla (Dublin 15)[34]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UFC's Conor McGregor Speaking In Irish. The Notorious Speaking His Native Language". Archived from the original on 15 December 2021 – via www.youtube.com.
  2. ^ a b "Dept of Education announcement". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland). 25 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Teenagers trade personal stories: 'It's great to find you are not alone'". The Guardian. 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Gaeloideachas- statistics".
  5. ^ "New northside gaelcholáiste to open next year". Evening Echo. 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Gaelcholáiste Mhaigh Nuad- School History". Archived from the original on 21 October 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  7. ^ "COLÁISTE AILIGH". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  8. ^ "COLAISTE AN PHIARSAIGH". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  9. ^ "GAELCHOLÁISTE AN PHIARSAIGH". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  10. ^ "GAELCHOLÁISTE CHARRAIG UI LEIGHIN". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  11. ^ "SCOIL CHAITRIONA". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  12. ^ "GAELCHOLÁISTE CHEATHARLACH". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  13. ^ "CENTRAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  14. ^ "CTI Clonmel". www.cti-clonmel.ie.
  15. ^ "GAELCHOLÁISTE CHIARRAÍ". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  16. ^ "COLÁISTE CHILLIAIN". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  17. ^ "GAEL CHOLAISTE CHILL DARA". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  18. ^ "COLÁISTE COIS LIFE". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  19. ^ "COLÁISTE DE HÍDE". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  20. ^ "GAA - Gaelcholáiste Dhoire coming of age". Derry Now. 30 November 2017.
  21. ^ "COLÁISTE EOIN". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  22. ^ "Eitheas/Ethos". colaistefeirste.
  23. ^ "COLÁISTE GHLÓR NA MARA". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  24. ^ "COLÁISTE ÍOSAGÁIN". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  25. ^ "GAELCHOLÁISTE LUIMNIGH". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  26. ^ "New Knocknaheeny school opening 'an historic event for education'". University College Cork. 5 September 2019.
  27. ^ "COLÁISTE MHUIRE". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  28. ^ "COLÁISTE NA COIRIBE". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  29. ^ "GAELCHOLÁISTE NA MARA". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  30. ^ "COLÁISTE RAITHÍN". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  31. ^ "GAELCHOLÁISTE REACHRANN". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  32. ^ "COLAISTE AN EACHRÉIDH". Department of Education and Skills (Ireland).
  33. ^ "School Detail". Department of Education and Skills.
  34. ^ "Coláiste na Tulchann in 2018". YouTube. 14 November 2018. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021.

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