An Droichead and Ulster University have established a new scholarship to fund the first year of studies for postgraduate students of Irish language and literature.  In its first year the An Droichead Scholarship will help two students to begin their postgraduate degree in Irish.

An Droichead CEO Pól Deeds said: “An Droichead’s mission is to inspire and support individuals, families and communities to make Irish language and culture an important part of their lives. We do this by providing a variety of innovative activities and services across different sectors. Among that suite of support services we can now for the first time count a direct financial contribution that will help with the continuing journey of Irish language students, some of whom we may have already supported during their primary and secondary level education.”

 Commenting on the scholarship, Head of the School of Irish language and Literature at Ulster University, Dr Malachy Ó Néill, said:

“This partnership initiative between Ulster University and An Droichead is an exciting development for all concerned. It epitomises our commitment to community engagement and widening participation, supporting the study of Irish language and literature and enhancing the opportunities for students at postgraduate level. It also reflects the outstanding contribution of An Droichead to this area, fostering language learners across Belfast and providing facilities and opportunities for achievement at the highest level.”


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We are holding a one-day accelerated learning Irish course.  The course will run from 10.00-16.00.  For more information, please see details below. Contact us on fionnuala@androichead.com to register a place.