A model of Irish-Medium Youth Work

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Over the past decade the Department of Education has been taking decisive steps to 'encourage and facilitate' the growth of the Irish-medium education sector. The flourishing Irish-medium youth sector is a complimentary but much-neglected and under-reported service, with a vital function in building not just Irish-medium schools, but Irish-medium social & learning spaces. This paper proposes a model of Irish-medium youth work identifying the unique features of this work; with language and identity as ineliminable components of the practice.
Original languageEnglish
TypeA model of Irish-medium youth work
Media of outputReport
PublisherGlór Na Móna
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2016


  • Irish
  • youth work
  • Gaeilge
  • Identity
  • youth participation
  • language

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