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Gaeilge 24

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 13th of November saw the students, teachers and staff of St. Mary’s College, Dundalk take part in the Gaeilge 24 challenge for the fifth time. The aim of this challenge is to inspire young people to speak Irish for 24 hours: at home, at school, in shops, around their hometown, in sports clubs, at youth clubs and everywhere else too!
More schools are taking part every year and the pupils are always enthusiastic about the challenge. This challenge helps to open the minds of young people and allow them to experience the Irish language in a unique and positive way.
The first year students of St. Mary’s College took part in their own XFactor as Gaeilge this year. Here each class sang popular songs where the lyrics had been translated into Irish. The competition was stiff. Indeed the three judges, Ms. Englishby, Ms. Kelly and Mr. Ó Náraigh had a tough time deciding on a winner. Nonetheless, one had to be picked and class 1E, who sang Báibín Siorc, were chosen. They have said they would like to thank their mentors, Ms. McGrath and Ms. Campbell.
Various Irish language games were played in each Irish class on the day. At lunch time a record number of students turned up to An Cumann Gaelach (the Irish Club), to play Biongó Lócó. The ladies in the canteen put on a special Irish themed menu for the day and the menu was translated into Irish by Ms. Tyrell. A school wide Irish poster competition was a fantastic success which saw eight students receive vouchers for the canteen.
Every student was asked to raise ten euro for the Cnradh na Gaeilge charity. Each pupil received a t-shirt, wristband and handbook with useful phrases for the challenge. In the coming weeks everyone who took part will also receive a certificate from Conradh na Gaeilge. All money raised will go directly to Conradh na Gaeilge to help in the promotion of the Irish language around the country. Conradh na Gaeilge is a registered charity. Charity number: CHY3094.
An Roinn Gaeilge in St. Mary’s College would like to thank all pupils, parents, teachers and staff for their unwavering support with the promotion of the Irish language in our school, particularly in this year, where our nation celebrate’s the 125th anniversary since the beginning of the revival of our national tongue. Tá ár dteanga beo agus ag fás i gColáiste Mhuire. A big thanks to Ms. Ni Dhoirnin who co-ordinated the day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid element_width=”2″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1543175748217-2070f56b-015f-2″ include=”10627,10626,10625,10624,10623,10622,10621,10620,10614,10613,10612,10611″][/vc_column][/vc_row]