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Past pupils reunion to celebrate 30 Years of Education through Irish in Carlow 1982-2012

December 22, 2011

Thirty years of education through the medium of Irish will be amongst the milestones to be celebrated in Carlow in 2012. And that’s official! Isn’t it posted on facebook!

Little did the founders of Gaelscoil Eoghain Uí Thuairisc back in 1982 realize the growth that was to lie ahead for the school when it opened its doors to its first twenty junior infants in a rented room in The Old Schools- now the Cathedral Parish Centre on College Street. After a few months the school was to relocate to prefabricated classrooms on the Pollerton Road.

Second level education through Irish was made available for the pupils with the setting up of Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach in prefabricated accommodation in 1990 and both schools moved to their present state of the art facilities in Ashgrove and in Askea in 2006. From such small beginnings the schools have enjoyed tremendous growth and thirty years later the Gaelscoil has an enrolment of almost 500 pupils while there are 335students in the Gaelcholáiste.

To mark 30 years of education through Irish in Carlow there will be a reunion of all past pupils of the schools as well as past and present parents, teachers and staff. The celebrations will take place over the easter holiday period commencing on Easter Sunday and continuing throughout the week to coincide with Carlow’s hosting of The International Pan Celtic Festival.

A huge reunion is envisaged and all past pupils are requested to spread the news amongst their peers at home and abroad and no doubt via facebook….the social media unheard of back in 1982!

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Cáinaisnéis 2011-2012 agus Impleachtaí do Scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge

December 16, 2011

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Christmas Carols

December 16, 2011

Here’s a link to some Christmas carols and their Irish translations.

(link courtesy of Forbairt Naíonraí Teo.)

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December 15, 2011

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Ticéid saor in aisce do Feis & Blood

December 15, 2011

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December 15, 2011

Young people are invited to participate in an Irish Essay Competition.

Essay Subjects
Essays on local themes will be particularly welcome no matter what part of the world you live in.   There will be an emphasis on information, presentation and on the Irish language.  The themes are as follows –

  • Music – musicians, composers, tunes, music festivals, music collectors, history, instruments, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ), etc.
  • Singing – singers, history of songs, stories, style, lyrics, melodies, etc.
  • Dance – dancers, tutors, sean-nós dancing, set dancing, Riverdance, etc.
  • Language – folklore, literature, native speakers, words and figures of speech, the Gaeltacht and summer schools, the media, organisations promoting the Irish language, etc.
  • Any other subject of your choice!


Under 18       Under 15      Under 12
€250              €200             €100
€175               €150              €80
€125               €100             €60
€75 x 2           €55 x 2         €40 x 5
The trophy “DÚCHAS” will be presented in respect of the best overall essay on the themes of music, singing, dance and language.  The essays will be retained in the Archive of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and made available to the general public.

Competition Rules

  • Send the handwritten essays (maximum of 1,200 words), together with your name, address and date of birth, to the Secretary, Craobh Seán Treacy, 6 Whitethorn Close, Dublin 5 before 16 DECEMBER 2011.
  • Additional material in any medium may be submitted with your essay.
  • The essay must be your own work.  In addition to the handwritten essay an electronic copy would be welcome to facilitate adjudication and also storage in the CCÉ Archive (send the electronic copy and any other appropriate material to eolas@seantreacycce.com).
  • You must be under 12/15/18 on 1 January 2011.
  • Prizes will be awarded during Seachtain na Gaeilge in March 2012.

Organised by Craobh Seán Treacy, CCÉ with the support of Foras na Gaeilge.

Regional Network: Meetings in Dublin, Cork and Galway

December 14, 2011

Gaelscoileanna Teo. is working to establish a support network amongst schools, to provide the school communities with regular opportunities to share their expertise and experience, to discuss any challenges they face and to work together where possible.To facilitate this, we have divided the country up into 16 regions and are working to host meetings in each area. School communities in the locality are invited to come along and meet one another along with a representative from our organisation. The meetings are open to the entire school community; staff, Boards of Management, parents and founding committees active in the area.

The meetings usually involve an information session on the sector in general, the services Gaelscoileanna Teo provides to the schools and what we aim to achieve with the Regional Network. Occasionally a guest speaker will be invited. We hope to increase the schools’ involvement in our organisation’s work, to enable us to better serve their needs.

Here are details of the meetings planned for the upcoming term:

There will be a meeting for the schools in West Dublin on the 25th January in Bewleys Hotel, Newlands Cross at 4pm. The schools concerned are: Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig, Scoil Chaitlín Maude, Coláiste Cois Life, Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcáin, Gaelscoil na Camóige, Coláiste Chilliain, Scoil Chrónáin, Gaelscoil Inse Chór, Scoil Santain, Coláiste de hÍde, Coiste bunaithe Gaelscoil Oisín.

There will be a meeting for the schools in Cork city, east and north on the 1st February in the Clarion Hotel, Lapp’s Quay at 4pm. The schools concerned are: Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin, Coiste bunaithe Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin, Gaelscoil Uí Éigeartaigh, Gaelscoil Mhachan, Gaelscoil na Dúglaise, Gaelscoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa, Coláiste Dáibhéid, Gaelscoil Uí Drisceoil, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn, Scoil na nÓg, Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers, Gaelcholáiste Mhuire, Gaelscoil de hÍde, Gaelscoil Thomáis Dáibhís, Gaelscoil Choráin, Gaelscoil na Tríonóide i gColáiste Phobail na Tríonóide, Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann.

There will be a meeting for the schools in Galway in the Maldron Hotel, Oranmore on the 1st March at 4pm. The schools concerned are: Gaelscoil Iarfhlatha, Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh, Gaelscoil Riada, Coláiste an Eachréidh, Gaelscoil Riabhach, Gaelscoil de hÍde, Gaillimh, Gaelscoil na bhFilí, Gaelscoil Dara, Scoil Fhursa, Scoil Iognáid, Coláiste Iognáid, Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh, Coláiste na Coiribe.

Further information: cspainneach@gaelscoileanna.ie or 01 8535193

Fóram úrnua ‘Abair leat’

December 14, 2011

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