Grant of €225,000 to Coláiste Uisce to promote the Irish language among teenagers

Cllr Gerry Coyle

Cllr Gerry Coyle

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring and Fine Gael Cllr Gerry Coyle have welcomed the announcement by Minister Sean Kyne that he has approved a grant of €225,000 to Coláiste UISCE Teo., Cuan Eilí, An Eachléim.

Minister Ring said: "This funding will enable Coláiste UISCE to implement its activities for the good of the Irish Language and to consolidate the language as the main spoken language especially among young people both in and outside of the Gaeltacht."

Cllr Coyle added: "With this funding the college will be able to continue the great work they do for the advancement of the Irish language in North Mayo. Many of the courses will be directed towards teenagers from the Gaeltacht schools and the Gaelcholáiste. The sanctioning of this allowance is a practical plan – which will be of benefit to both the language planning process and the policy for Gaeltacht education."

 

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