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SCLÉIP! 2008: Talent Show For Irish-Medium Post-Primary Schools

January 28, 2008

 GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is delighted to announce dates and arrangements for Scléip 2008.

Scléip is the national talent competition catering specifically for Irish-medium and Gaeltacht post-primary schools. The competition is divided into eight different categories: Pop/Rock music, Singing (Individual), Traditional Music (Individual), Traditional Music (Group), Creative Dance (Individual), Creative Dance (Group), Drama/Mime and  Miscellaneous.

The competition began in 2005 and it has grown steadily since then. This year for the first time, the regional heats of Scléip will be sponsored by four third-level colleges, one in each province. GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is extremely grateful to the colleges for their generosity. We believe that  third level links to the competition will help to forge a stronger relationship between the Irish-medium post-primary and third level sectors, allowing the pupils to learn about the various courses available in and through the medium of Irish.


Regional Heats:

  • The Munster Heat will take place on the 29 January 2008 in the Halfmoon Theatre in the Cork Opera House, Cork. and is sponsored by Roinn na Gaeilge, UCC, Cork.
  • The Connaught heat will take place on the 30 January 2008 in the Leisureland Theatre, Salthill, Co. Galway and is sponsored by Scoil na Gaeilge, NUI, Galway.
  • The Leinster heat will take place on the 31 January 2008 in the Axis Theatre in Ballymun and is sponsored by Fiontar, Dublin City University.
  • The Ulster Heat will take place on the 6 February 2008 in the Studio Theatre, Millenium Forum is organised in conjunction with Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta (the Council for Irish-medium Education in the North). The event is sponsored by the Scoil Teangacha agus Litríochta – Gaeilge in Magee College, Derry.
  • The winners from each of the regional heats of Scléip will compete in the final on Thursday, 13th March in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.  


GAELSCOILEANNA TEO. is the national co-ordinating body for schools teaching through the medium of Irish. It helps parents and local groups to set up new schools and supports the established all-Irish schools. There are 168 primary schools and 43 secondary schools currently providing education through the medium of Irish.

Further information:   Seán Ó hAdhmaill         sean@gaelscoileanna.ie, 01-4773156 / (087) 689 5612.