Claims Irish colleges could close as Mná tí face ‘unaffordable’ water charges

gaeltachtIt's being claimed that Irish summer colleges are facing the threat of closure because of water charges.

Hundreds of teenage boys and girls spend up to three weeks in native-speaking areas of Donegal learning Irish during the summer.

Host  families fear that when they house up to a dozen children during the summer months their water bill could become astronomical and unffordable.

Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh says this could be the final nail in the coffin for the practice.


Local families who are affected by this are holding a meeting at Ranafast Community Centre at 7 o clock on Wednesday night.