Sat, 10 Jun 2023

CO GALWAY, Ireland - The government in Ireland has approved a 3-year grant worth up to €382,216 for the Connacht GAA Council to continue to administer the Gaelic Games Programme in the Galway and Tuar Mhic Eadaigh Gaeltacht.

Under the Gaelic Games Programme, instruction in football, hurling, and handball skills will be provided through Irish in up to 47 schools for the next three years. It is estimated that up to 612 school pupils will benefit from the programme administered by the department in collaboration with Connacht Council since 2005.

"The trainers employed under the Gaelic Games Programme are doing great work to the benefit of the Irish language and the Gaeltacht community. With the announcement of this support, another practical step forward has been taken which will benefit both the policy for Gaeltacht education and the language planning process," the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport Jack Chambers said Friday during a visit to the Galway Gaeltacht and Islands.

"It is also an indication of the partnership that has been going on for many years between my department and the Connacht Council. As a result of this 3-year allowance, there will be stability and certainty for those involved in administering the programme and for those who benefit from it - between Gaeltacht schools, the Gaelic Athletic Association, and the Gaeltacht community as a whole," Chambers said.

Under the arrangements in place with Connacht Council and Munster Council respectively, the Councils foot the remaining 33 percent of the total cost of the programme, whereby instructors operating under the stewardship of both Councils respectively visit participating schools to provide football and hurling sessions, administered through Irish, to attendees of the participating schools.

The following schools will benefit from the programme:

Roll number Primary School Number of hours each week
Football / Hurling
20256A S.N. Thuar Mhic Eadaigh 2
12339I S.N. Inis Meain, Arainn 1
17289V S.N. Caomhain, Inis Oirr 2
17456O S.N. Ronain, Inis Mor 1
20210W S.N. Eoin Pol II, Inis Mor 1
13952G S.N. Bhride, Leitir Caladh 1
13699U S.N. Cholm Cille, Leitir Moir 1
14724V S.N. Ranin, An Tra Bhain 1.3
17689O S.N. Tir an Fhia, Leitir Moir 1.15
20345W S.N. Leitir Meallain 1.15
11261P S.N. Mhuire, An Tuairin, An Cheathru Rua 1.45
19932H S.N. Mhic Dara, An Cheathru Rua 3.15
12946G S.N. Cholm Cille, Ros an Mhil 1.3
10591I S.N. na hAirde Moire, Carna 1
11290W S.N. Mhuire Gan Smal, Camas 1
11373D S.N. Mhuire, Turloch Beag 1
14421D S.N. na hAirde Thiar, Carna 1
17463L S.N. Bhriocain, An Gort Mor 1
17574U S.N. Naomh Ciaran, Cill Chiarain 1
17770U S.N. Naomh Colmain, Mainis 1
18121L S.N. Mhuire, Carna 1
12106I S.N. Naomh Padraig, An Chloch Bhreac 1.15
14712O S.N. na Fairche, Clar Chlainne Mhuiris 1.15
18581W S.N. Mhuire, Corr na Mona 1.15
19357W S.N. Thir na Cille, An Mam 1.15
12706J S.N. Sailearna, Indreabhan 2.15
17668G S.N. na bhForbacha 2
185414H S.N. Cholm Chille, An Tulach 2.15
20115F S.N. Einne, An Spideal 2
15331H S.N. Bhaile Nua, Maigh Cuilinn 2
13415D S.N. Tuairini, Maigh Cuilinn 1
19529C Scoil Mhuire, Maigh Cuilinn 1
08446K S.N. Thulach Ui Chadhain, Maigh Cuilinn 2
19803T S.N. Sheamus Naofa, Bearna 2
19994G Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh 2
13914V S.N. Iosef, Rathun (SN Bhuaile Beag) 2
Post-Primary School
71250A Colaiste Naomh Eoin, Inis Meain 1
71300M Colaiste Naomh Einne, Arainn 1
71370K Colaiste Ghobnait, Inis Oirr 2
81012N Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiarain, An Cheathru Rua 2
71380N Gairmscoil na bPiarsach, Ros Muc 1
91411K Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna 1
64691Q Colaiste Mhuire, Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 1.15
71320S Colaiste Naomh Feichin, Corr na Mona 2.45
63130R Colaiste Chroi Mhuire, An Spideal 2
71250A Colaiste Cholmcille, Indreabhan 2.15
Cumann an Fhairche 0
71330V Colaiste na Coiribe, Br na mBurcach 0

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