Seachtain na Gaeilge
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge with great spirit and enthusiasm. Students and staff immersed themselves wholeheartedly in a myriad of activities such as tráth na gceist (quiz), ceol agus amhránaíocht (music and singing), tomhas an lae (guess of the day), and comhrá agus cupán tae (chat and a cup of tea). As part of a nationwide celebration of Seachtain na Gaeilge, schools were invited to sing the irish song ‘Is Leatsa Í’ and perform a ‘slabhra láimhe’ linking all students. The song celebrates our native language and irish culture. All students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn gave an impressive performance of this song, with singing, dancing, and the accompaniment of drums and tin whistles. This was recorded and entered into the snag 2015 competition. Well done to the entire cohort of first year students who performed with such positivity and sense of celebration. Students welcomed an t-Uasal Ó Sluain to the school to give information about the various irish summer courses that Coláiste Bríde are running in Rann na Feirste. 30 of our students will be going on the school’s irish trip to Rann na Feirste for three days in May and will savour a multiplicity of aspects of the ‘Gaeltacht’ life! On a cross–curricular level, students took part in an Art poster competition, where they created posters illustrating a seanfhocal of their choice. Ranganna cócaireachta replaced Home Economics classes, where students made pancógaí with irish instructions! All staff of Coláiste Chú Chulainn made an extra effort to promote ‘an Ghaeilge’ in their classes and during the school day. As the seanfhocal says ‘ Beatha teanga í a labhairt’ (A living language is a spoken language). The highlight of Seachtain na Gaeilge for students was the céilí mór in the halla! Fun was had learning the steps to ‘Ballaí Luimní’, ‘Ionsaí na hInse’ and ‘Amhrán an Dreoilín’, and it was very evident that we have some true ‘twinkle toes’ in our midst!! Watch out Michael Flatley! Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 drew to an end with ‘Bronnadh na nduaiseanna’ (Award ceremony). Bean Uí Liatháin congratulated all students on their involvement in the events and prizes and certificates were presented for the various competitions held during the week. Comhghairdeas to the prizewinners agus maith sibh uilig.
Bígí bródúil agus labhraigí an Ghaeilge, mar is libhse Í.
Iníon Ní Chonluain
Céilí dancing during Seachtain na Gaeilge