If a move to Ireland includes children, getting them
into the education system will be a major concern and accessing
the complicated Irish education system is not simple. It requires
understanding the various types of schools and knowing that the
availability of school spaces will be a fundamental factor in choosing
where to live.
Happily, the Department (Ministry) of Education and
Science provides extensive information about the system.
Since ICS is most frequently asked for information
about PRIMARY EDUCATION the following Website
Link goes directly to Primary Education page of the Department's
site. NOTE, however, that there are links on that page to both Secondary
and Post-Secondary education information.
For SECONDARY EDUCATION click the ABOUT US heading at the top of
the Primary Education page. It leads to a Welcome from the Minister
of Education and to the left on that Welcome page are links to the
education system as a whole, including a link to Secondary Education.
Secondary Education is provided through private schools; further
enquiries should be directed to secondary schools in the locality
POST-SECONDARY information is also reached through Primary Education
page. Click on the HIGHER EDUCATION link in the left-hand column.