Support, Services & Facilities
Altram is a regional support service for early-age all-Irish education. It was founded in 1990 in order to provide support for early-age Irish language projects, to improve and develop education provisions and to emphasise the importance of Irish language education.
Family Language Support Programme
The aim of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s Family Language Support Programme is to strengthen the Irish language in the household and community in the Gaeltacht, in accordance with the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish language 2010-2030. Under this programme, the department intends to undertake 12 specific measures to support Gaeltacht families who are raising or who wish to raise their children through Irish. They provide a free family language pack to these families.
This is a series of video resources developed by Marino Institute of Education to support students studying for their Leaving Certificate Irish exam. JAMIE stands for Jump-Start at Marino Institute of Education. Each of the 15 videos focus on a different aspect of the Irish Leaving Certificate examination.
Glór na nGael was established in 1961 as an organisation that would promote and further the Irish language by way of competition between community groups. Glór na nGael in active in three specific areas; promoting Irish in the family, promoting Irish in business and promoting Irish in community development.
Gaelscoileanna Teo. is the lead organisation in the Irish-medium Immersion Education and Pre-school sector. The organisation’s new role also includes the provision of support services for Irish-medium schools in Gaeltacht areas. Gaelscoileanna Teo. provides advice, assistance and support to people who wish to have their children educated through the medium of Irish, as well as support services for those working in the sector.
Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta
Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta is a group that came together in 2011. It is a voluntary organisation that supports Irish speaking families in the Gaeltacht. They can be contacted via Facebook (Tír Chonaill or Conamara) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
A comprehensive list of resources useful for teaching through Irish. The list covers everything from teaching the language itself to interactive learning methods such as drama through Irish and interactive games.
Tús Maith provide support for families raising their children through Irish and for those wishing to use more Irish at home. They organise playgroups, home visits as well as Scléip an tSathairn, which features a different family activity each month. Details are posted on their Facebook page and website.