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A gaelcholáiste is a secondary level school in Ireland, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, outside Gaeltacht areas, where Irish is the primary language of teaching and communication. Of the approximately 10,000 secondary students who study all their school subjects through Irish, approximately 6,000 attend a gaelcholáiste (including gaelcholáistí in Northern Ireland).

Gaelcoláistí are represented & supported by the Gaelscoileanna Teo organisation, based in Dublin.

Future Gaelcoláiste[edit]

As a result of the announcement from the Department of Education & Skills of 25 July 2012,[1] three new Gaelcoláistí will open in September 2014: -

Location Coláiste Name Patron Body
Balbriggan Coláiste Ghlór na Mara[2] An Foras Pátrúnachta
Carrigaline Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin Co. Cork VEC
Dundrum, Dublin TBC An Foras Pátrúnachta

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