Frarrell welcomes new Gaeltacht scholarship programme

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Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has welcomed the launch of a new scholarship programme to help send young people to study at the Gaeltacht.

The bursary scheme, launched by Sinn Féin, will send young people of all ages and abilities to study at Summer Colleges in the Gaeltacht.

The deadline for applications is today, Friday, 29 April at 5pm.

Deputy Farrell said that her party believes in the creation of a ‘truly bilingual society’ on this island and that they want to see young people boost their speaking skills in the language.

“We also believe that our Gaeltacht Regions are key to helping our young people discover that heritage,” she said.

“Gaeltacht Summer colleges have seen young people fall in love with the language and culture for generations.

“To apply for these scholarships, please send your child’s name, age, address and course preference to gaeilge@sinnfein.ie before 5pm on Friday 29th April 2022.”

Rann na Feirste, Co.Donegal – Cúrsa A – 5/06/2022-19/06/2022 – 2 Scholarships worth €450

Rann na Feirste, Co.Donegal – Cúrsa B – 20/06/2022-1/07/2022 – 2 Scholarships worth £330

Coláiste Mhachaire Rabhartaigh, Co.Donegal – Cúrsa C – 25.07.22 – 16.08.22 – 5 Scholarships worth £330

Coláiste Bhun an Inbhir, Co.Donegal – Cúrsa B – 03.07.22 – 24.07.22 –3 Scholarships worth £330 

Coláiste Uí Chadhain, Co.Galway – 22.07.2022 – 13.08.2022 – 4 Scholarships worth €500,  

Coláiste Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, Co.Galway – 20.06.2022 – 1.07.2022 – 3 Scholarships worth €400

Coláiste Cholumba, Co.Galway – Cúrsa C- 04.07.2022 – 17.07.2022 – 2 Scholarships worth €400 

Coláiste Cholumba, Co.Galway – Cúrsa D – 18.07.2022 – 31.07.2022 – 2 Scholarships worth €400