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New Gaelscoil opens in West Belfast

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October 22, 2012




A classroom in the new Scoil na Fuiseoige which has opened following a £1.68 million investment


A NEW Irish language school has opened in west Belfast following a £1.68 million investment.


Scoil na Fuiseoige, on the outskirts of west Belfast, had been operating out of mobile classrooms on the site.


Scoil na Fuiseoige has an age range of 4 – 11 with around 76 boys and 74 girls and five full-time staff.


Parent Anne McDonnell, from nearby Twinbook, said the facilities were ‘badly needed’ and are ‘fantastic’.


“It is great to have a choice of school and it is grea to be able to send my children to the school to learn the native language.


Her son, aged three, goes to the Naoiscoil at Fuiseoige, and her daughter Colleen is in primary four.


Colleen told insideireland.ie that she was excited about the new school.


Colleen said she was happy to learn Irish and uses both languages in the playground. She said Irish is ‘not too hard’ and her teachers help them if they are not sure.


The new school has state of the art facilities including a gym and a 3G pitch.


Before, the children had to leave the grounds to go to Brooke accross the road to do PE.


“The classrooms are bigger, and we have new tables with plenty of room to put my stuff,” said Colleen.


“The best are the computers which we use to do our work and sometimes play games”.


Colleen says she likes both languages and has also started to learn English.



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