Áine Ní Ghlinn, the current Laureate na n-Óg, has pioneered a new project aimed at encouraging primary school pupils to read as Gaeilge for pleasure. With this in mind, in partnership with Foras na Gaeilge and the Arts Council, she has launched “An Bosca Leabharlainne”, a scheme to donate high quality books as Gaeilge to primary schools all over the country.

1,125 schools across the country are eligible to receive “An Bosca Leabharlainne” which will include:

  • A box of 25 excellent Irish language books chosen by Áine Ní Ghlinn
  • Specially designed display and print resources to help them make the most of their books
  • Pre-recorded video workshops with children’s authors and illustrators

Up to twenty schools will also receive artist residencies, and will work with an author or illustrator to build excitement around reading as Gaeilge in their school.

Applications for the scheme close on October 14th at 5pm.

NOTE: Gaelscoileanna, Gaeltacht schools, and primary schools located in Bailtí Seirbhíse Gaeltachta and Líonraí Gaeilge automatically qualify for An Bosca Leabharlainne and do not need to apply. These schools will be contacted directly.


For further information on the scheme, and to submit an online application, visit the Children’s Laureate website here: https://childrenslaureate.ie/laureate-projects/an-bosca-leabharlainne/