Donegal among highest in country for teaching primary pupils in Irish

first_imgThe number of pupils being taught through Irish in a primary school in Donegal is one of the highest in the country in the recent school year.Irish as the primary language of education has risen steadily from 6.4 per cent of primary pupils in 2000 to 8.1 per cent in 2018/19.The majority of schools – 147 with almost 38,000 pupils – are located outside Gaeltacht areas, according to a report. More than 10 per cent of pupils in the county are offered classes through Irish.Other areas with rates over 10 per cent include Cork city and county, Galway county, and Monaghan.In contrast, Cavan has the lowest rate at less than 1 per cent of pupils, with only one school in the county offering classes through Irish.An Foras Pátrúnachta, the largest patron of gaelscoileanna, has welcomed the recent initiative announced by the Education Minister Joe McHugh to increase access to Irish-medium education. Donegal among highest in country for teaching primary pupils in Irish was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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