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The Boys of Summer from a decade and a half ago

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A decade and a half ago in 2005, it was a so-so year for the Mayo senior footballers. A year after reaching the All Ireland final, they had a league semi-final loss to Armagh in the Spring, which was followed by elimination from the championship at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Kerry, having been beaten by Galway in the provincial decider.

New literacy strategy must put stronger emphasis on digital literacy – Naughton

The new Literacy and Numeracy strateg0y due to be updated at the end of 2020 must include a heavy emphasis on digital literacy as the digitalisation of work and education continues apace, a Fine Gael TD has said.

Ballinrobe pharmacy awarded health literacy quality mark by MSD and the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)

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Joanne Hynes totalhealth Pharmacy, Ballinrobe, has been awarded the Crystal Clear Mark, Ireland’s first health literacy quality mark. The programme recognises the critical role pharmacies play in helping patients understand their health issues and the steps they can take to improve their health. It has been developed by MSD and the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).

Being happy to read can transform a student’s school years

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An early dislike to reading by a child can so easily be glossed over, either as a personality trait, maybe by always being seen as a busy child, or simply, as a parent, you never had a great love of reading or words yourself when at school – or even now. And so the dislike can first be dismissed, and later ignored, the consequences of which can lead to later distress and regret. 

Tuam Adult Learning Centre holding open day to mark Literacy Awareness Week

Adult Literacy Awareness week takes place from Monday to Friday, September 21-25. The aim of the week is to promote local literacy services, raise awareness of the benefits of improving reading, writing, and numeracy skills, and to highlight the benefits of helping people with poor literacy and numeracy skills accessing adult education, to create a more inclusive society.

Castlebar native among winners at National Health Literacy Awards

Castlebar native Dr Edel Duggan and her team from The National Poisons Information Centre were among the winners at this year’s Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards for their project Say No To Poisons. At a ceremony in Dublin, Dr Duggan and her team were awarded for their project in the category Best Health Promotion Project.

Information evening on supporting literacy for children

Mayo County Childcare Committee (MCCC) welcomes Inez Bailey of the National Adult Literacy Association (NALA) and Eleanor O’Toole of the Mayo Library service to speak at an information evening for parents on the topic of supporting young children’s literacy and numeracy skills. The evening will be held in the Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, on Tuesday October 23, from 7.30pm to 9pm, and there is no charge.

NUIG lecturer condemns axing of foreign languages in primary schools

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The decision to abolish teaching foreign languages in primary school is “shows a disregard for the importance of language teaching at a young age and a short-sightedness about the future needs of this country”.

Brian Cody launches literacy initiative in Grennan College

Brian Cody launched a Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) led literacy initiative in Grennan College in Thomastown on Wednesday November 9.

Kilkenny Family Resource Centres launch novel literacy drive

The Fr McGrath Centre and Newpark Close FRCs will be at the forefront on a new government drive to raise IT literacy skills and help improve Irish people’s employment skills for the 21st century labour market.

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