Please find below some useful links related to the Irish education system, raising children in Ireland and child-friendly (and free!) places to visit:
Educate Together : The patron body for all Educate Together primary schools in Ireland.
Department of Education and Science : The Irish Government Department with responsibility for Education and Science.
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) : Organisation devoted to improving the quality of education at primary and secondary levels through curriculum reform and reform of assessment.
National Council for Special Education (NCSE) : Statutory body focused on the provision of special education within the Irish education system.
Barnardos : Ireland’s largest independent children’s charity campaigning for the rights of all children.
National Parents Council : Statutory body for parents with children attending primary school in Ireland.
Ireland’s Health Services : Providing public health and social care services to everyone living in Ireland.
National Museum of Ireland :The National Museum of Ireland has three branches in Dublin (most with free entry) with a strong emphasis on Irish art, culture and natural history.
Schooldays : Online resource for parents and teachers of children in primary and secondary education in Ireland.
Family Fun Ireland : Family fun days for kids with online information on things to do, places to visit and entertainment for all the family.
Ask About Ireland : Providing lots of information and activities on History, Geography and Science and broken down into class levels.
Discover Primary Science : A flagship project run by the Discover Science and Engineering awareness programme. Aims to show children how important and fun science can be!
Focal.ie : A database of Irish terms containing over 270,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions.
Webwise : Educating us on safer usage on the internet.
National Geographic Kids : Features different people, animals and places each month with facts, games, activities and related links.
Mathletics : A leading digital maths resource, helping children aged 5-18 to improve their numeracy skills and build confidence in maths whilst having fun. Parents can set tasks and closely monitor progress. Aligned to the Irish curriculum.