Who We Are
Mission Statement of AONTAS
The mission of AONTAS is to advocate for the right of all adults in Ireland to quality learning throughout their lives, and to promote the value and benefits of lifelong learning.
AONTAS - The Voice of Adult Learning
AONTAS is the National Adult Learning Organisation. We are a non government membership organisation established in 1969.
The name AONTAS is an acronym in the Irish language; Aos Oideachais Náisiúnta Trí Aontú Saorálach, meaning 'national adult education through voluntary unification'. The word AONTAS itself is also the Irish word for 'unity' or 'union', so the intention of the founders was that AONTAS would be identified by its inclusiveness. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are core funded by the Department of Education and Skills through SOLAS and we receive project funding from other sources from time to time.
Read the AONTAS Strategic Plan 2015-2018.
Read more about the benefits of becoming a member of AONTAS.
We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.