Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't speak Irish?
  Most parents of children in IME do not speak Irish. You don’t have to speak Irish to...
How does Irish-medium Education Work?
  The Irish-medium system is based on a recognised international model developed in Canada over 50 yea...
Where does my child go after the Naíscoil?
  You can decide to send your child on to an Irish-meduim Primary school (Gaelscoil) or you can opt to...
If my child goes to a Gaelscoil - What about helping with their homework?
  In any school (either English or Irish-medium) homework is designed to test if a child has understoo...
What about my child's English language development?
  Many parents are initially fearfull that Irish-medium education may have a negative impact on their...
Are the same standards of facilities available?
  All Irish-medium pre-schools, primary and post-primary schools must adhere to Governmental standards...
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