Deadline Extended to April 13th!

We know schools have been especially busy this year due to unexpected closures, so we have extended our deadline for entries to Friday 13th April. If you were hoping to submit, but didn’t think you would have the time before Easter Break, please call our dedicated Support Team on 015224834...
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Classroom resources and lesson plans available for download!

Have you checked out this year’s brand new lesson plans? Why not take a look at our ‘Teachers’ and ‘Resources’ pages for more information and for digital copies which you can download for use in the classroom. We’ve also got a dedicated ‘As Gaeilge’ section for Gaelscoils!

Our World Irish Aid Awards 2018 have now launched!

The Our World Irish Aid Awards 2018 have officially launched! Thanks to St. Feichin’s National School in Abbey, Co. Galway, for hosting the launch of this year’s Awards today. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD, joined pupils from Maria Burke’s Senior Class to mark...
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2017 National Final Winners

Our National Final took place on Tuesday 13th June in Dublin Castle, with all of the Finalist schools receiving a trophy for their outstanding achievement in this year’s Awards. Three schools took home additional trophies for Best Newcomer, Teacher of the Year, and the Overall Winner prize. Those three schools...
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2017 National Finalists

Our Regional Finals have now taken place in Sligo, Dublin, Limerick and Cork! Thank you to all of the schools who attended these events, and congratulations on being shortlisted! Three schools from each region will now go forward to our National Finals in Dublin Castle, on June 13th. These schools...
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2017 Regional Shortlist

The Our World Irish Aid Award judges have reviewed all of your wonderful entries into this year’s competition. Judging is now complete, and the Regional Final shortlist has been chosen below!  DUBLIN REGIONAL FINALISTS Our Lady of Mercy P.S., Kells St. Ciarán’s N.S., Hartstown Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, Blanchardstown St. Mary’s...
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The deadline for entries is now closed!

Please keep an eye out as the Regional Finalists will be announced on our website this May. If your school has entered, they may be listed among the schools selected to be awarded at the regional finals!

IPPN Conference 2017

Our World Irish Aid Awards were at this years IPPN Conference on January 26th and 27th with the brilliant Teacher of the Year 2016, Kate Marie Hearne. Principals were delighted to hear all about Kate Marie’s experiences of the Awards and how beneficial she found the available resources. 

The Our World Irish Aid Awards have officially launched!

The Our World Irish Aid Awards has got off to a great start with the help of the wonderful pupils and their teachers at Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Letterkenny, Donegal. Having achieved the School of Development Distinction Award in 2016, Scoil Naomh Fiachra was very enthusiastic about getting involved in the...
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Pre- register for your free 2017 Pupils Magazine

Get a head start and get your class excited! Pre-register for the Our World Irish Aid Awards and receive your free pack of Pupils Magazines filled with fun activities and all the details on the theme for 2017. Register on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

Cork primary school pupils win the National Finals

Third class pupils of Kilcoe National School in Skibbereen have today been announced as the 2016 national winners of the Our World Irish Aid Awards for their ‘There is No Planet B’ project which explored issues facing children in the developing world. The inaugural prize of the Newcomer School of...
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12 National Finalists have been revealed!

The entire Our World Irish Aid Awards team want to say a huge congratulations to the 12 schools advanced to the National Finals!  The National Final event will take place in Dublin Castle on June 14th.  Please see below for a list of the 12 National Finalists. St. Patrick’s National...
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Congratulations to all shortlisted schools!

The Our World Irish Aid Award judges have been hard at work during the final adjudication over the last few days. The judging is now complete and the Regional Final shortlist has been chosen below!               DUBLIN REGIONAL FINALISTS St. Laurence’s N.S., Baldoyle Ballbriggan Educate Together...
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Fantastic entries are arriving from all over the country!

Thanks to everyone for sending in your fantastic entries. They have exceeded all expectations! The judges are waiting in anticipation to start judging the projects.  We know it has been exceptionally busy this year so if you were interested in getting involved but struggled to meet the deadline, please contact...
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Tune in to Global Village on Newstalk this Saturday!

Our World Irish Aid will be featured on the air this Saturday, March 19th from 7-8pm on Newstalk 106-108fm.  Tune in to find out more about the programme and hear presenter Dil Wickremasinghe interviewing teachers and students that have taken part in the Awards in the past.

Don’t Forget to Register your School today!

Many schools have already registered for their free teacher’s packs. Is your school registered? Registering for the awards is completely free and by doing so you will receive a teacher’s booklet, an entry diary, pupils magazines, and fantastic posters for your classroom! You can register by calling our dedicated schools...
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Brand new Pupils Magazine for 2016!

A brand new, exciting and informative pupils magazine has been created for pupils to enjoy in class. This magazine is packed full of stories, facts, and fun activities, all of which help students gain a better understanding of the developing world and the Global Goals. Students can explore the new 17 new Global Goals, write down their own wishes for a better world, and find out just what it means to be "Female Food Hero". These great magazines are included in the free teacher's packs, so don't forget to register for your pack today!