AONTAS, National Assoc. of Adult Education
Ms. Berni Brady
2nd Floor, 83-87 Main Street
Tel: +353-1- 406 8220/1
Fax: +353-1-406 8227
AONTAS, the National Association of Adult Education was established in 1969, following the first National Adult Education Conference, held in Athlone in May of that year. The name AONTAS is an acronym in the Irish language, Aos Oideachais Naisiunta Tri Aontu Soarlach, meaning 'national adult education through voluntary unification'. The word AONTAS itself is also the Irish word for 'unity' or 'union', so the intention of the original group of interested individuals was that the Association would be identified by its inclusiveness.
In keeping with our core values AONTAS will work for an improved adult and community education service by focussing the Strategic Plan on four key priority areas.
These four areas are interrelated with and underpinned by a fifth priority which is organisational development.
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