Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Coláiste Speirín

…de la Irish Echo:

A County Tyrone Irish language secondary school is calling on big-hearted Irish Americans, or a kindly benefactor, to help the school survive beyond the summer.

Coláiste Speirín is a small Irish language college in Cookstown which was set up in September 2007 with a mere six pupils. The school was founded by a group of parents who want their children to be educated through the medium of Irish.

The school has yet to receive funding from the Department of Education in Northern Ireland, and the school's Board of Governors is now fearful that if the school does not receive a much-needed cash injection soon, it could go to the wall.

"I understood from the outset that this project, although very challenging, would bring great hope and fulfillment and so considered it a privilege for me also to become personally involved with this school," explained school principal Cathal Ó Donnghaile...

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