Fluent Irish speaking student nurses invited to apply for €5,000 bursary

Gradam Áras Chois Fharraige is open to fluent Irish speakers beginning a nursing degree in 2021.

The award was set up in 2011 to help encourage young people to consider a career in nursing.

Since then, more than €20,000 has been awarded through the scheme, helping support 20 young Irish-speaking students to pursue their nursing studies.

The award is funded by Údarás na Gaeltachta, Fóram Chois Fharraige um Pleanáil Teanga and Áras Chois Fharraige care centre, Spiddal.

Katie Uí Chuláin, who administers the scheme at Áras Chois Fharraige care centre, says that the bursary was set up to help support young people who have decided to give back to their community by becoming nurses.

“I would like to thank Udaras na Gaeltachta and Fóram Chois Fharraige um Pleanáil Teanga for their generous support of the gradam,” she said.

“Nursing is a great career that offers young men and women the opportunity to pursue rewarding work which gives back to the community.

“I would particularly encourage Irish speakers to consider a career in nursing, so that they can help to ensure that in the future people from Gaeltacht communities can continue to receive nursing care in their first language.”

To request more information on Gradam Áras Chois Fharraige for 2021 email Katie at [email protected] or see www.thearas.com Applications open on April 12.


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