Awards to U.S. Students
to Study Irish Language


By Matthew Skwiat, Contributing Editor
August / September 2014

The Ireland-U.S. Commission for Educational Exchange recently awarded 61 U.S. citizens the chance to study the Irish language in the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland this summer including places such as Galway, Derry, and Kerry. It marked the first ever group of 20 U.S. secondary school students to receive the Gaeltacht Summer Award, with 41 undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional U.S. citizens also receiving the award.

The awards are supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht and National Lottery whose minister Dinny McGinley was on hand to present the awards. McGinley commented, “I am delighted that the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the Ireland United States Commission for Educational Exchange can bring 61 Americans to Ireland to further develop their proficiency in the Irish language and to experience the wealth of culture and heritage that the Gaeltachtaí have to offer.”

The awardees will have their course tuition and accommodations covered by the Commission and will have to pay their own travel expenses.

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