Seachtain na Gaeilge
Seachtain na Gaelige took part all over the country from 6th – 16th March this year. It went on for two weeks. During this week our aim was to expose the children to the Irish language and culture. There was a hive of activity in the school from buddy reading in the junior classes with the older classes in Irish, Irish trails, dancing and quizzes. Our small shop travelled around the school daily. It was run by the 5th and 6th class student who encouraged other children to shop speaking in Irish. On Thursday 16th March we had a Lá glas (green day) and a Ceilí Mór and assembly where the children showcased their Irish songs or poetry. This year our parents got involved in the festivities. Gemma taught them the dances, and our parents took part in our school Ceilí.
A big thank you to our live band who performed tirelessly at our Ceilí (dance) which consisted of Tom, Evan, Deirdre K, Aoife B, and Frank( Alex’s grandad from JI Green). The children really tried their best to use what language they know, and really appreciated the fact that a language is only alive (beo) when it is spoken and used. Is breá linn an Gaeilge