Host of events 'as Gaeilge'

Published 04/06/2013 | 05:24

A busy schedule of events as Gaeilge has been lined up for all age groups in Carlow this summer.

A summer programme of events, run by Glór Cheatharlach, will include a Coláiste Samhraidh for teenagers, Campa Samhraidh for primary school children and Campa na nÓg for preschoolers and infants.

'Coláiste Samhraidh/ Summer College 2013 offers second level students the opportunity to have a taste of the Gaeltacht experience without leaving home,' said Emma Whitmore from Glór Cheatharlach.

The Coláiste Samhraidh will consist of a two week course from 9.30am to 1.00pm daily commencing on July 1 and running until July 12. Coláiste Samhraidh will once again be based in Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach and will welcome participants ranging from 6th Class pupils to Leaving Cert students.

In addition to daily Irish classes there will be a variety of fun activities including debating and singing, sport and games, dance and céilithe all conducted through Irish. The Coláiste fee is €200 and a deposit of €50 is necessary to reserve a place. Registration is almost full so anybody interested in taking part is advised to enrol as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

Always a popular addition to the broad range of Summer Camps on offer in Carlow, Campa Samhraidh 2013 will run from July 15 to 19. It will be based in Gaelscoil Cheatharlach and will cater for 7 to 11 year olds from 10 a. m to 2 p. m daily. The fee of €50 will cover all Campa activities including art and craft, sport and games, swimming and trips.

Carlow's Irish Mini-Camp or Campa na nÓg, based at Naíonra Cheatharlach in Graiguecullen swimming complex, was a big success last year and will run once again this year for two weeks in July from July 8 to 12 and July15 to 19. Catering for 4 to 6 year olds Campa na nÓg will take place from10 a. m to 1 p. m daily and include a variety of events and activities suitable for this particular age group. The fee is €40. Further details from Lorraine on 085 7377041 or from oifig Glór Cheatharlach.

Full details on all Gaeilge an tSamhraidh 2013 activities as well as application forms are available from Glór Cheatharlach on 059 9158105, 085 1340047 or

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