Why should I send my child to a gaelscoil?

Your child will learn Irish through music, play, gestures and rhymes. They will enjoy learning the language and they will be proud to be able to speak it.

International research shows that being bilingual helps intellectual and cognitive development.

Children who are bilingual can often have enhanced self esteem.

Children who speak Irish understand their own cultural identity as Irish citizens and as Europeans. There is a better chance that they will understand and respect people of other races and cultures who speak different languages.

Being bilingual will help your child learn a third and a fourth language when they are older.