Gaelscoil na Móna: Cur chuige úr/A new approach

Staff and parents speak of their experiences of Gaelscoil na Móna; an innovative Irish language primary school in Turf Lodge.

Gaelscoil na Móna was established in September 2000 to provide Irish medium education to the Turf Lodge/Upper Springfield area of West Belfast. This was a response to growing demand from the local Irish medium nursery school Naíonra na Móna.

In 2004 Gaelscoil na Móna moved to a two classroom mobile building. Increasing numbers soon required the addition of a further mobile building and subsequently the addition of another more permanent school building which now houses Key Stage One and Two classes. There are plans, upon reaching capital status, to build a further more extensive school building to help meet the demand for local Irish medium education. 

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