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Post Primary Language Initiatives

Classes: Russian Language and culture as part of the Transition Year module (secondary schools)
20 schools around Ireland. This is a taster of Russian Language and Culture and is geared towards
Transition year with no prior knowledge of the language required.
For more information on the scheme or to find out what schools are part of the initiative, please
contact Director Karen Ruddock on 01-8057794. Email:


The school rents premises at Glasheen Boys School in Glasheen
Classes are on Saturday mornings.
Email: or call Tatiana on 087-2819834
See link for directions:

St Oliver’s Community College Drogheda
Contact Oxana McNiff at 087-9019308 or email
Lighthouse Centre Drogheda, contact Alexandra Tornton at 087-7831024

Russian school at the Russian Orthodox church in Harold’s Cross
Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin 6w
(There is also a Russian School of Music at this location).
For more information contact:
Natalia Starovoytova on 086-8160092.

DUBLIN (condt.)
Happy Tones Children’s choir
Russian Children’s choir.
Contact: Anna Shubina on 086-3251532 or
Choir practice is in the Russian Orthodox Church in Harold’s Cross and Adamstown Castle

Educate Together National School in Lucan. The classes are conducted in Russian.
Drama Club “Lukoshko” (Lucan)
Classes take place in the building of Adamstown Educate Together school
When: Saturday mornings 10-11.30am for children aged 4-12 years old
Contact: 085-7115362 (Olga) or email Olga at
Kalinka Dublin – Irina Ramoniene
Teaches in Dublin 4
Email address:
Tel: 085-8106793

Inspiration centre of Russian language and culture
Inspiration Centre of Russian Language and Culture, Muckross Park, Marlborough Road,
Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
Contact: Alla Baturova tel: 086-3400435
We offer Russian language classes to children adopted from Russia and to their parents. We also
offer an introduction course to Russian language and culture for families who plan to adopt a child
from Russia.

Katya Pomonareva has been holding Russian language classes in Mount Merrion for several
years. Classes are held in the Parish Hall beside Mount Merrion Church, every second Saturday.
Her contact details are: or 087-2202773

Tatiana Senkin
Classes are in Raheny, Dublin. Contact email:
DUBLIN (condt.)

Russian school Raduga (“Rainbow”) has been operational since 2009. It’s open to everyone who
wishes to improve their knowledge of Russian, Russian literature and culture. Raduga teaches
children aged from 2 to 19 years old. Tuition takes place in small groups (8-12 students) which are
made up of children of approximately the same age and level of Russian. The school employs six
experienced teachers with higher diplomas in education.

The school focuses on teaching reading and writing in Russian, Russian literature, development of
speech and correct pronunciation. There are preparatory classes for the Russian Leaving Cert exam
and special classes for children adopted from Russia and Russian speaking countries. The school
also has a playgroup called Malysh (for kids from 2 years of age), and a professional arts studio.

The school operates in the following places in Dublin:
 St. Lawrences Parish Centre, Church Ground, Kilmacud, Stillorgan.
 Huntstown Community Centre, Huntstown Way, Blanchrdstown, Dublin 15.
Contact: Svetlana Usovich at 087-6962700

Early Development School Swords
contact Olga at email:
Swords House Language School
Unit 7, Castle Shopping Centre, Swords, Co Dublin

The school offers the following:
1. Russian library and Russian bookshop
2. Russian language and culture classes for adopted and bilingual kids from the age of 3
3. Russian language classes for adults
4. Certified translation services and much more

Natalia Scully
Swords House
Unit 7, Castle Shopping Centre,
Swords, Co. Dublin
tel 087 2 77 55 99
01 890 3484 skype: nataliascully or swordshouse@yahoo.comx

Children’s Educational Club “Paper Crane”.
Scoil Bhride, Shantalla, Westside, Galway
There are classes for children adopted from Russia aged 3-5 and 6-8. The cost is €x per class.
The children’s Educational Club “Paper Crane” is a community voluntary group based in
Galway. It provides educational, social and cultural events to children of all ages and their
All activities take place once a week on Saturdays.
Social and cultural events are also a big part of the services. Traditional celebrations, plays,
Christmas parties etc. are organised by “Paper Crane” on a regular basis.
For more information please visit our web-site or contact Maria on 086-
2575785 or email: or Ludmila Snigiryova on 086-2846463
For a recent article in the Galway Advertiser see:

Russian school “Harmony”
Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick
The schools offers classes for students from age 4 up to Leaving Certificate as well as adults. The
process of learning is complemented by the celebration of Russian festivals and events (The New
Year, Pancake Day etc.)

Valentina Vilchanskaya on 087-7572205,
Russian school “Belief”
The school teaches children from the age of 4.
Contact name: Tatjana Lissitsnaya
Tel: 087-6626981 and email: