Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has welcomed the visit today from Education Minister John O’Dowd to the new Gaelscoil in Dungiven.
Mr Ó hOisín said,
“As more and more people are deciding to educate their children through the medium of Irish the demand for a modern Irish medium school in Dungiven grew.
“I would congratulate those people who took in the campaign to get a dedicated school for the Irish language community and we now see the fruits of their labour with this new school, Gaelscoil Neachtain.
“I am delighted that the Education Minister John O’Dowd paid a visit today to the newly finished school to endorse the work carried out before it opens it doors in the new term.
“The school will provide modern facilities in which children right across the Dungiven and Limavady area will be taught through Irish.
“I would like to thank the Minister for his commitment to the Irish language sector in ensuring tat the school is now ready for the new term.”