“Ireland today mirrors Ireland at various times in her past. Ireland has been forged from diversity, from successive waves of immigration including Celtic, Viking, Norman, English, Scots and Huguenot (something which can be seen in the diversity of origins of surnames which are typical in Ireland)”.
The Irish Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw expressed this when he wrote:I am a genuine typical Irishman of the Danish, Norman, Cromwellian and (of course) Scotch invasions.
This historic diversity has contributed to the richness of Irish heritage. The diversity found in contemporary Ireland contributes to the richness of our culture today and into the future.
Community National Schools represent a new departure in the delivery of primary education in Ireland. Community National Schools represent a new colour to the existing palate of options available for parents/guardians in the provision of primary education in Ireland.Established initially in 2008, Community National Schools are State schools operating in accordance with prescribed guidelines and curricula for National Schools as set down by the Department of Education and Skills.
Community National Schools are subject to external monitoring and evaluation by the Department of Education and Skills’ Inspectorate in line with established standards and practice.