Leitrim sets example in promoting Irish language

Leitrim is ‘punching above its weight’ when it comes to protecting the Irish language.

One of only two Gaelscoileanna in the county is now celebrating its 10th birthday.

The Gaelscoil in Manorhamilton was set up by a Dublin man Rossa O’Snodaigh who settled in Manorhamilton about ten years ago and it has now grown to now having more than 80 pupils and 8 staff.

It’s one of three Irish-speaking schools in this region along with Ballyshannon and Sligo and one of just two in Leitrim.

Speaking to Ocean FM News today Prin Duignan, the Chair of the Board of the school says the Gaelscoil movement is growing especially urban areas and Leitrim is leading the way for a rural county: