The following information tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of the Mother Tongues website either as a guest user or as a member of Mother Tongues services.

Website terms of use

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using the Mother Tongues website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the website.

These Terms & Conditions cover other sites owned by Mother Tongues, in particular: https://mothertongues.ie/ 

Information about us

https://discover.mothertongues.ie/ is a website that is operated by Mother Tongues, Minority and Heritage Language Association Company Limited by Guarantee (Mother Tongues).

Mother Tongues is registered in Dublin, Ireland, with registered address: Rua Red Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24, CRO Number 590861.

Accessing the site

Access to the site is on a temporary basis and Mother Tongues reserves the right to withdraw or amend the information it provides on the website without notice. Mother Tongues will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable.

If you have been issued with or created a user account and password to access a restricted area of the site then you must not allow these to be used by other people or organisations to access the website. You should inform Mother Tongues if you know or suspect that someone else knows your details. In this instance please email info@mothertongues.ie  


Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. 

No responsibility for the misuse of any procedure or course of action occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting on the basis of this material can be accepted by the author or by Mother Tongues.

Materials and Resources

Mother Tongues makes Materials and Resources (including but not limited to: videos, webinars, research, conference slides and toolkits) available on https://discover.mothertongues.ie/ to users under the terms of the Creative Commons Licence, unless otherwise stated. The Creative Commons Licence allows you to use the ‘Materials and Resources’ throughout the world without payment but for non-commercial purposes only.

Direct use of Materials and Resources are not permitted for non-Mother Tongues delivered training or consultancy purposes; however we actively encourage the referral and use of these among members of the education sector.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information and documents contained in this site are correct and error free, no responsibility or liability can be accepted by Mother Tongues for any loss or damage incurred as a result of relying on information or downloading files contained within this website. In accordance with standard computer practice we strongly recommend that you use and regularly update anti-virus software and submit all downloaded documents to a virus checker prior to opening.

Intellectual property rights

All intellectual property rights of any nature (including copyright) created or provided by Mother Tongues or its employees or Associates shall be and remain the property of Mother Tongues and any such materials shall be licensed to you for your internal use only. Mother Tongues’ status (and any identified contributors) as authors of material on the site should always be acknowledged.

You should undertake to keep all materials created by Mother Tongues as owned by Mother Tongues and not to copy, publish or distribute any such information, materials or documents to any third party without Mother Tongues’ prior written consent (save where such information is in the public domain or you are required to disclose such information by law). You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


Images displayed on this website are owned by Mother Tongues or are owned by individuals/organisations we have sought permission from to use. Users of the Mother Tongues website do not have permission to capture and reproduce these images without first seeking prior consent from Mother Tongues.  

Mother Tongues owns the copyright for its own images and they are part of the Mother Tongues brand. Mother Tongues will retain sole use of these images in the public and private domain until further notice. 

Links from the site

This website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s) and these sites will have their own privacy policies. We try to ensure all links are as up to date as possible.

To make users aware that they are leaving our site, all external links open in a new window.

Linking to the Mother Tongues site

You may link to the Mother Tongues site as long as this is done is a way that is fair and legal and does not damage Mother Tongues’ reputation. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest that there is any approval or endorsement where none exists.

If you wish to make sure of any material on the website other than what is listed above then please email info@mothertongues.ie 

Contact us

If you have any concerns or queries regarding the website please contact us.