Oonagh Hanlon, Sinn Fein local election candidate for Downpatrick, is reminding people to apply for for Liofa Gaeltacht scheme.
She said: “Students who are planning to attend Gaeltacht this year should note thatthe Liofa bursary closing date is Tuesday 5 March if they haven’t already applied.
“The Department for Communities’ (DfC) Liofa Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme provides funding to allow 100 people a year to attend Irish language classes in the Donegal gaeltacht.
“Demand for the bursary is high, so preference is given to those who have not previously received a bursary and meet the qualifying criteria.
“Application forms for the scheme, which closes on 5 March 5, can be downloaded from the Liofa website at:
or by contacting Líofa directly.