NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR THIRD LEVEL STUDENTS TO SPEND THREE MONTHS IN THE GAELTACHT

16 May 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Minister of State Seán Kyne announces new funding worth €250,000

The establishment of a new fund worth €250,000 has been announced this week, by the Government Chief-Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne T.D., in which third level students will be provided the opportunity to live with Gaeltacht families for three months while attending a third level qualification course for the duration of an entire semester.

Under the new funding launched by the Minister of State Kyne in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, ÓEG, Carna, a subsidy worth €17 per day will be provided enabling third level institutions to offer a semester in the Gaeltacht to their students. The subsidy will be payable to families who are qualified under the Department’s Irish Language Learner’s Scheme. This aid amounts to a subsidy worth…

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