A new Gaelscoil will open in the Stepaside area in 2013 under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta. The new Gaelscoil will be an Irish-medium school that is co-educational with a multi-denominational spiritual characteristic.

The new school will be located in Aiken’s Village. An Foras Patrúnachta is still accepting applications for places in the  new school.  Parents who are interested in this school can get an application form here.

The application form should be completed and posted to An Foras Patrúnachta, Bloc  K3, Campus Gnó Mhaigh Nuad, Maigh Nuad, Co Chill Dara as soon as possible.

An Foras Pátrúnachta, the new school’s patron, campaigned for a Gaelscoil in the Stepaside area in 2011 and received great parental support. An Foras Pátrúnachta then submitted an application for patronage of the new school in October, 2011.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn announced in March 2012 the patronage for the new primary schools opening in September, 2012 and September, 2013. An Foras Pátrúnachta is delighted to be the patron of three new Gaelscoileanna, including Stepaside, opening in 2012 and 2013.

An Foras Pátrúnachta is the largest patron of Irish-medium schools in Ireland. It currently has 61 primary schools and 5 secondary schools under its patronage.

An Foras Pátrúnachta :: +353-1-6294110 :: eolas@foras.ie

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