Carrick-on-Suir Gaelscoil kids to star on TG4’s “Cleas Act” later this month

Aileen Hahesy


Aileen Hahesy

Carrick-on-Suir Gaelscoil kids to star on TG4’s “Cleas Act” later this month

The students of Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire will be the stars of an episode of the primary schools television "Cleas Act" that will be broadcast on TG4 later this month. 

The Irish language equivalent of the famous RTE School Around The Corner show will feature the Carrick-on-Suir school and its pupils on Sunday, April 29 at. 8.30pm. 

Cleas Act presenters Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile and Stiofán Ó Fearail  interview some students from the Carrickbeg school and the school choir  perform Shawn Mendes' hit "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" in Irish with the help of the "Cleas Act" house band, "Seo Linn". Eight  students  also perform a dance routine to the Jungle Book theme song. 

And three sports fanatics get the surprise of their life on the show when they meet one of Ireland greatest ever hurling goalkeepers, former Tipp All-Star Brendan Cummins.

Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire is one of 12 schools throughout the country chosen to be featured in the current series of "Cleas Act". 

More than 100 pupils ranging from First Class to Sixth Class from the Gaelscoil travelled to the RTE studios in Donnybrook in Dublin in early February for the filming of the show.  A "Cleas Act" film crew also visited the school last December. 

Gaelscoil Charraig na Siúire Principal Linda Nic an Bháird said the children are extremely excited at the prospect of seeing the show on television. 

"When they returned to school after the Easter break, the first thing everyone was talking about was "Cleas Act" because a clip of the school was shown on the first episode. There is great excitement."

She said the students, teachers as well as parents, grandparents and great grandparents who travelled to Dublin in February for the filming of the show had a great day out at the RTE studios in Donnybrook.  

Pupils got their photo taken with Ryan Tubridy, met members of the Fair City cast while meeting Brendan Cummins was another highlight. "It was a wonderful day out they will never forget," Ms Nic an Bháird told The Nationalist.