Abbey CBS Newry Grammar School

The Abbey Grammar School
77a, Ashgrove Road
Co Down, BT34 1QN
N Ireland
+44 (0) 28 3026 3142


Recognised by Foras na Gaeilge with two All-Ireland awards in 2008 and 2011 for our unique system of teaching and learning, the Irish Department is a highly successful department.  Awarded with the Ashbourne Shield Winners for the sixth time in 2014 the Irish Department has an exclusive emphasis on spoken language at KS3.

KS3 Irish and KS3 Irish Medium Provision

GCSE Irish

GCSE Gaeilge

GCE AS/A2 Irish


The Irish Department have an exceptional record in Irish Language Public Speaking in the past 11 years with more that 20 junior / senior winners and runner up awards.

Quick Contact Details

Mr D Tennyson (Head of Irish)

Departmental Staff

Mr D Tennyson

Head of Irish

Mr S Gallagher
Mrs P McClean
Mr Maurice McKevitt

Language Assistant

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