Sruth Na Gaeilge (Irish Medium)


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.“  Nelson Mandela

Sruth na Gaelige, Scoil Iósaef, was established in 2010, to provide a bi-lingual education to pupils who had attended Irish Medium Primary schools in the surrounding area.  An all-ability stream, pupils from An Sruth have the opportunity to study up to 50% of their curriculum through the medium of Irish.

The following subjects are on offer through Irish:


Stair (History)
Gaelige (Irish)
Fraincis (French)
Teagasc Críostaí (Religion)

Drámaíocht (Drama)

Infhostaitheacht (Employability)

Saoránacht (Citizenship)

Forbairt Phearsanta (Personal Development)


There are 170 pupils attending the IMS from the following bunscoileanna:

Gaelscoil Uí Néill, Clonoe
Gaelscoil Aodha Rua, Dungannon
Gaelscoil Eoghain, Cookstown
Gaelscoil na gCrann, Omagh
Bunscoil Cholmcille, Carrickmore
Bunscoil Eoin Baiste, Portadown
Bunscoil na mBráithre Críostaí, Armagh


Mr Dessie Tennyson, Senior Teacher, Head of IMS and Irish, leads an excellent team of six staff, with JJ O Dochartaigh as the Irish Development Officer in Sruth na Gaeilge.

Scoil Iosaef is renowned for its extra-curricular and enrichment activities and An Sruth compliments this with a particular emphasis on:

Public Speaking
Cumann Gaelach
An Ghaeltacht

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