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Cumann Litearthachta na hÉireann

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Upcoming Event: June 17th at 2pm



"What matters in... Early Years' Literacy Instruction" 


with Dr Tara Concannon-Gibney (Dublin City University Institute of Education) and Dr Jennifer O'Sullivan (Marino Institute of Education) - June 17th at 2pm

Webinar Series May & June 2020


A huge thank you to all of you who participated in our free webinar series on

"Supporting Literacy in the Online Environment"

Special thanks to Clare Education Centre, Navan Education Centre, Monaghan Education       

Centre & Tralee Education Centre for hosting. 

If you missed the webinars, they will be provided again online on the following dates;

9th June at 2pm: Supporting Literacy in 5th & 6th Class with Niamh Watkins

10th June at 2pm: Supporting Literacy in 2nd-4th Class: Regina Dunne

11th June at 11am: Supporting Literacy in Junior Infants to 1st Class: Clara Fiorentini


LAI Conference 2020

November 6th/7th Dublin City University, St. Patrick's Campus


Call for Papers for 2020 Conference 

Gairm ar Phaipéar - Comhdháil CLÉ 2020


This year's conference theme is:

'Looking at Literacy with 2020 Vision: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions' 


We invite proposals (in English or trí Ghaeilge) for papers, workshops and poster presentations to be sent to: by May 31st 2020

Call for Papers- English          Call for Papers- Gaeilge 





We would ask applicants to download and complete the application form below

Application form - English          Application form - Gaeilge 


22nd European Conference on Literacy 2021 /  An 22ú Comhdháil Eorpach ar Litearthacht 2021


July 5th- 7th Dublin City University, St.Patrick's Campus

Theme: Literacy and Diversity: New Directions 

Téama: Litearthacht agus Ilchineálacht: Treoanna Nua





LAI will co-host the 2021 European Conference on Literacy, along with the Federation of European Literacy Associations.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present a paper or a workshop at the conference, click here to visit the conference website The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2020.

LAI plans to organise a summer course for teachers that includes participation in the Conference. Details will be forwarded to members in spring 2021. 

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