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Don’t miss out on 2019 Líofa bursary scheme — Ennis

2 March, 2019 - by Sinéad Ennis


Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has encouraged people to apply for the 2019 Líofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme ahead of the 5 March deadline. 

The South Down MLA said: 

“The deadline for 2019 Líofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme applications is fast approaching and I would encourage anyone wanting to improve their Irish to apply. 

"These bursaries provide a great opportunity for people to immerse themselves in Irish language, music and culture by visiting and studying in the Gaeltacht. 

"The scheme is open to adult learners who receive qualifying benefits and students whose parents are in receipt of a means-tested benefit. 

“The Irish language belongs to us all and it is time that an Irish Language Act was introduced so that Irish speakers and learners are afforded the same rights as citizens across these islands.

“The scheme reached its 2020 target of 20,000 sign ups in 2017, three years early, which shows that there is a demand to learn Irish from people of all backgrounds.

“Application forms can be downloaded from https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/publications/liofa-gaeltacht-bursary-scheme-2019-application-form or by contacting Líofa directly on 028 9051 5058, the deadline for applications is 5 March 2019.”

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