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Jennifer McCann welcome growth of Bobby Sands Gaeltacht Scholarships

27 May, 2016 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has welcomed the news that four young people will benefit from the Bobby Sands Gaeltacht Scholarships. 

The West Belfast MLA said; 

"We started this initiative three years ago to help families send their children to learn Irish at summer colleges in the Donegal Gaeltacht. 

"The bursaries were funded through the support of local businesses and, because of increased support, we are delighted to announce that four children will receive scholarships this year.

"The scholarship scheme has gone from strength to strength. This year Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has agreed to present the certificates in Dail Éireann and this illustrates how respected and prestigious the scheme has become.

"Bobby Sands was my friend and comrade and understood the importance of education and the need to encourage our children to learn and to study so they could achieve their potential. 

"It is entirely fitting and appropriate these scholarships are named in his memory."

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