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What is Literacy?

Extent of the
Literacy Problem


Measurements of Literacy

Overview of Results

What Is The National
Adult Literacy Agency?





Literacy Problems in Ireland
All good adult literacy work starts with the needs of the individuals. Literacy involves the integration of istening, speaking, reading, writing and numeracy. It also encompasses aspects of personal development - social, economic, emotional - and is concerned with improving self-esteem and building confidence. It goes far beyond mere technical skills of communication.

Further Information from:

National Adult Literacy Agency
An Áisineacht Náisiúnta Litearthactha do Aosaigh
76 Lower Gardiner Street
Dublin 1
Tel: 01 855 4332
Fax: 01 855 5475

Pat Stanton,
Adult Education Organiser,
Mayo VEC,
Newtown,
Castlebar
Tel: 094 - 23134

Pauline Mc Dermott,
Mayo Adult Literacy Scheme,
Mayo VEC,
Newtown ,
Castlebar
Tel: 094- 38038