Irish language college approved for Dungiven

John O'Dowd MLA. INLM4710-629con
John O'Dowd MLA. INLM4710-629con

Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has approved a development proposal to allow the establishment of an Irish-medium post-primary college at Owenbeg in Dungiven.

Speaking about his decision, the Minister said: “My Department has a statutory duty to encourage and facilitate the provision of Irish-medium education and on this occasion I have decided to agree the proposal to establish a new Irish-medium post-primary college in the area.”

The Minister made his decision following careful consideration of the proposal. He said: “I recognise there is a demand for post-primary education through the medium of Irish and I believe that Coláiste Dhoire is capable of delivering a high quality education for the benefit all young people in Dungiven and the surrounding areas.

“I wish everyone involved with the project well for the future.”