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Saturday 18 August 2018

Flying the flag in Dublin!

Among the schools being awarded the Gaelbhratach flag was Meánscoil Gharman. Students Jade Buttle, Abbie Ní Chinnéide and Róisín de Rúit proudly accepted the flag on behalf of their school
Among the schools being awarded the Gaelbhratach flag was Meánscoil Gharman. Students Jade Buttle, Abbie Ní Chinnéide and Róisín de Rúit proudly accepted the flag on behalf of their school

Students from Enniscorthy's Meánscoil Gharman were among nearly 700 pupils from all over the country who gathered at Leopardstown Racecourse recently to attend the Gaelbhratach presentation. The Gaelbhratach scheme, funded by Foras na Gaeilge and organised by Gael Linn with support from Conradh na Gaeilge and Glór na nGael, recognises the promotion of the Irish language in both secondary and primary schools around the country.

Students Jade Buttle, Abbie Ní Chinnéide and Róisín de Rúit enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere at the event and were delighted to accept the flag on behalf of the Meánscoil. The students got the chance to enjoy a high energy performance from trad group Seo Linn, with actors Micheál Ó Ciaraidh and Gráinne Bleasdale acting as MC's at the ceremony.

They explained that it takes a lot of hard work for a school to be awarded the Gaelbhratach. The Meánscoil had to hit many targets along the way and all their work had to be verified at each step by various means, including postings on the Gaelbhratach blog and keeping a journal which is forwarded to Gael Linn at the end of the year.

Those behind the scheme were extremely impressed by the level of work put in by the Meánscoil and were delighted to hand over the flag to the happy trio representing their school. The flag will now be brought back to Brownswood where it will be proudly displayed for all to see.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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