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Creative Cluster 2024-2026

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters (Press Release).  The deadline for receipt of applications is 10th May 2024.

Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project 2024–2026. 

  • 3 schools would receive €9,000
  • 5 schools would receive €15,000 

In addition to financial support above each cluster will also receive: 

  • A Creative Cluster Facilitator 
  • Teacher Substitution to attend Workshops and Meetings
  • Room hire, travel & subsistence

Please see the following link for more details: Creative Clusters 2024 (

Applications are to be completed online using the following LINK, should you need assistance, please contact your Athlone Education Support Centre (list at Appendix 1 of Guidelines document on DE website) or use this link Appendix 1

Any queries, please contact Deborah in Athlone Education Support Centre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email National Arts in Education Administration This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EU Code Week October 7-22

EU Code Week takes place October 7-22. Oide has launched a competition to coincide with this event. There will an array of enticing prizes lined up for schools that actively participate in EU Code Week. When a school contributes an activity to the EU Code Week Map, they will automatically enter a draw for a chance to win some incredible coding/computational thinking prizes. The aim is to reach 1000 pinned activities this year, and we're counting on your support. To facilitate the process of adding activities to the map, please see this brief instructional video

We're eagerly anticipating the success and impact of EU Code Week 2023, and with your help, we're confident it will be an exceptional event. Oide thanks you for your continued support and dedication to promoting coding and computational thinking in our community.

In addition, workshops will be scheduled over the coming days.

Cruinniú Cinn Bliana/AGM 19ú Meán Fómhair 4.30p.m.

Beidh fáilte roimh cách chuig ár gCruinniú Cinn Bliana ar an 19ú Meán Fómhair 4.30p.m. in Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Bhaile Átha Luain.

Tugann an cruinniú seo deis tuarascáil chuimsitheach a chur i láthair maidir le gníomhaíochtaí agus feifhmíocht airgeadais an Ionaid don bhliain 2022.