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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Anna Tupalska, Emile Menkeviciute, Emma Gagula, Natalia Meata and Abbie Collins

Preparations have been going on for weeks for Seachtain na Gaeilge in Our Lady of Mercy Primary School, Cahir.

Older children have been teaching the younger classes the ‘Rincí Gaelacha’, a lovely tradition in the school.

Lots of Gaeilge could be heard around the school and playground especially on Thursdays as it’s ‘Deardaoin Gaeilge.’

Irish books have been written and read to younger classes. Board games ‘as gaeilge’ have been designed and played with other classes. Irish stories have been read in every class. The old favourite ‘Oró ‘sé do Bheatha ‘bhaile’ could be heard every Friday at assembly.

Celebrations began on Thursday with a ‘Tráth na gCeist’ sa halla. On Friday the entire school was a sea of green, white and gold as the children dressed in the national colours.

The school hall was a hive of activity the entire day with céilí dancing for all classes and a ‘ceolchoirm’ with each class performing, ‘as gaeilge’, songs poems, a reel, a traditional session and of course ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’.

Coimeád an Gaeilge beo!