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My kids are in the gaelscoil (same levels) as Sabbi's.
I second everything she said.
I'm french and so is my husband, so none of us have a word of Irish (my husband has now some word but nothing compare to what needed and what our children are using), not once it was an issue for us or our children. As well school is easy to contact and they'll help.
End of year school report is in Irish only, but they give it over a week before end of year (some school will post it over the summer). The school available for appointments if help needed to understand and translate.
I now use my daughter who translate it for us (hers and her brother's, she's got the patience to do it, both can do it). You have google translate that I discovered last year only it's now the 6th year since my eldest started in the schoool, never even thought of google translate as school so good, no need for it.
You end up in the school yard saying few words with Munteoir (Teacher) in Irish, leave and then realised you had a brief conversation in Irish that you did UNDERSTAND completly and no Irish. They are so good to make themselves understood it's so amazing.
There is more and more families where none of the parents have Irish and never heard anyone finding it an issue.
I heard good things about Le Cheile also, but still gaelscoil is number one for our family.
Difficult to choose, but in your heart you'll know what's best for you.
Both school proppose afterschool clubs.
The small issues I have with the Gaelscoil are very small and nothing to do with education or children well been.
Let us know what you decide.