Digital Literacy - ALOA


The Adult Literacy Organisers’ Association represents Adult Literacy Organisers in Ireland. Adult Literacy Organisers coordinate and manage adult literacy and basic education services for Education and Training Boards (ETBs). Our work is guided by and is in line with the current SOLAS FET Strategy.

Adult Literacy Organisers play a crucial role in supporting adult learning. They work with adults in their local area, and coordinate teaching in small group sessions. They organise a range of unaccredited and accredited courses in reading, writing, maths and computers.

Adult Literacy Organisers work with teachers and tutors, and they develop new ways to help adults gain practical skills for everyday life. They believe in sharing ideas and learning from one another. This website is a place where they can share what they do, and promote good teaching practices.

We hope you find this website helpful, and that you will share your own experiences of learning with us.

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Ceinwen Fergus,

latest news

Happy New Year
Happy New Year from all at ALOA
ALOA meeting with The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris
Meeting with Minister Simon Harris on the 23rd August 2022 From left to right Kevin Kelly Chair of ALOA, Mary […]
Minister Simon Harris launches Inclusion of Adult Literacy Support in Further Education & Training: A Research Report – 24th November 2022
On Thursday 24th November 2022, Minister Simon Harris launched the Research Report on Inclusion of Adult Literacy Support in Further […]

Some important facts about Adult Literacy


% Irish adults are below Level 1 on the literacy scale


% Irish Adults are Below Level 1 on the Numeracy Scale


% Irish Adults Are Below Level 1 On Problem Solving


% Irish Adults Are At Level 2 and 3 on The Literacy Scale



Joyce Gough
Adult Literacy Organiser
Mary McGrath
Adult Literacy Organiser
Mary Swaine
Adult Literacy Organiser
Ester Mackey
Adult Literacy Organiser
Laura Brady
Adult Literacy Organiser
Mary Ryder
Adult Literacy Organiser
Gary Burke
Adult Literacy Organiser
Nicola McCarthy-Hanlon
Adult Literacy Organiser
Kevin Kelly
Adult Literacy Organiser
Ceinwen Fergus
Adult Literacy Organiser