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Monday 22 December 2014

Youth Club expands

Published 28/11/2012 | 09:03

Cumman na bhFiann youth club's Bray branch has launched a second age group to cater specifically for children in 1st to 6th year, in addition to their group for primary school children aged 9 and oler.

The Irish language youth organisation provides young people with the opportunity and outlet to speak the language in a fun friendly environment outside of school.

Sarah Ní Mháirtín , from Raithín Park is a past pupil of Cumann na bhFiann and the leader of the Bray club.

'I am delighted that we have been able to open a new club here in Bray because I know first hand the positive benefits of having an outlet to speak Irish on a regular basis,' said Sarah. 'Often children say they "hate" Irish. This is generally because they have spent so many years studying the language but cannot speak it and they fail to see the relevance of learning it. I believe the only way you can learn a language is to practice it, and speak it often. That is what we do in Cumann na bhFiann, we give the opportunity to young people to practice Irish every week in a fun and friendly environment.'

The Bray club takes place in Gaelscoil Uí Chéidigh on Vevay Road, every Wednesday from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There are spaces for students in both the primary school and secondary school groups. Anyone interested in membership can call Cáit on (087) 9160819.

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