Transforming lives through adult learning

We are the National Adult Learning Organisation advocating for the right of all adults in Ireland to quality learning throughout their lives.

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We seek to increase the visibility, raise the voice of, and promote the value of adult learning.

More than
2.5 million
people reached through media in 2017
Over
13,000
learners accessing information in 2017
Almost
500
members nationwide
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We collaborate with adult educators both nationally & internationally.

SUPPORTING OUR MEMBERS

Being a member of the AONTAS Executive allows me to bring local issues to AONTAS and help raise awareness and improve the learning experience for those within my community.
Elizabeth Waters - An Cosán
AONTAS member since 1990
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Barry Christy Rowena Watters John Connell Imani Tutu Una Buckley

SUPPORTING ADULT LEARNERS

I know what it’s like to feel that you’re not good enough for jobs because of education, now I believe in myself, what I have gained is an abundance, confidence wise.
Barry Christy
The level of support and range of programmes was just what I needed.
Rowena Watters
I have gained great qualifications but also important life skills such as sticking to deadlines, broadening my mind and way of thinking, meeting other people and developing friendships.
John Connell
Learning English has given me the confidence to talk in front of people without feeling sorry of myself. I can also make my own appointments in English, I have made friends and enjoy our conversations.
Imani Tutu
For many adult learners, we did not have the chance to take the conventional route through education. We took the long and winding road or “scenic route” back to education. But I am proof that it can be done!
Una Buckley
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2018
5
MAR

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

5th March - 9th March 2018
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