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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Colaiste Lú ready for musical extravaganza

Published 12/02/2014 | 05:20

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THE students of Colaisté Lú are currently rehearsing to be part of the first Louth Meath Education and Training Board musical extravaganza.

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Colaiste Lú opened its doors in September 2013 and already has grown under the watchful eye of Deirdre Úi Liatháin in Chapel Street. In September 2014 – the school is set to grow further as they welcome not only the new first years for Colaiste Lú but also the first years of Colaiste Chu Chulainn which will be the English speaking part of the new school.

LMETB run a number of events to involve all the schools which in turn benefit all the students. These include the Musical Extravaganza and other curriculum and sporting events and exhibitions. Elma McMahon who is coordinating the Musical Extravaganza said 'the benefit of being a school within the LMETB family is that we are able to share the knowledge between schools and share resources. We are very lucky to be led by Peter Kierans who constantly encourages all of us to meet our full potential'.

Colaiste Lú are the youngest students in the bicounty event and are delighted to have been chosen to represent Louth at this auspicious event. This is the first time for the majority of the students to perform in the fabulous TLT, not that they are strangers to the stage – the cór are due to perform on Scléip, which is a talent show for gaelscoilleanna on February 14.

Music teacher Rachel Ní Chanann and is working with the music class to produce something spectacular. The students are keen to prove that while they are the youngest, they are certainly able to rise to the challenge of representing Dundalk. Already the Cór (Choir) and a Club Ceoil hard at work and are looking forward to showing the 14 other schools what they can do.

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