Friday 20 April 2018

Huge celebrations 'as Gaeilge'

Jay O Duibhir
Jay O Duibhir
6th class pupils enjoying the ceili at Gaelscoil Inis Corthaidh
Sarah Caomhanach and her brother Ben
Hannah Ni Mhurchu, Blathnaid Ni Chuilin and Daisy Nic Dhomhnaill
Angelina De Roiste and Abbie Nic Liam
Alannah Ni Chuilin and Hannah Nic Eochaidh
Brothers Max and Callan O hOrain
The ceili in full swing
Jamie Mac Ghuilla Dhe, Dara O Cathail and Chloe Laimbeard Daibhis

Esther Hayden

The students of Gaelscoil Inis Corthaidh enjoyed a raft of celebrations over the past number of weeks as they marked Seachtain na Gaeilge.

The school which is an Irish speaking school were extra busy during the festivities which took place from March 1 until March 17.

The celebrations started with a visit to Enniscorthy Library on World Book Day where they enjoyed stories read by Ghrainne, Cící and Ribín from TG4.

There was also a fun event which saw half of the student body travel to its sister school, Gaelscoil Charman, and half of the students at Gaelscoil Charman travel to the Gaelscoil for Siamsa an Earraigh, an annual event which takes place at both schools.

The pupils spent a fun filled day in the two schools and marvelled at the differences they encountered.

There was also a coffee morning for parents and friends of the school and a quiz and treasure hunt for the children.

Last Wednesday there was 'An Bricfeasta Mór Gaelach' where all the pupils were served breakfast in the school 'Hogwarth's Style'.

The week's activities came to a close with the highlight of the week, An Céilí Mór, which took place last Thursday. There was plenty of music and craic as students got to perform the dances they have been learning from principal Judy Uí Ifearnáin in the run-up to Seachtain na Gaeilge while wearing the national colour green in honour of St Patrick.

Throughout the three weeks pupils from the Infant Classes classes first to third studied Irish proverbs and based their art-work on these. Pupils the senior classes focused on Irish myths, creative writing and Irish poetry) and wrote their own poems 'as Gaeilge'.

Enniscorthy Guardian