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Derry Irish and Integrated schools form unique partnership

November 30, 2015

Neighbouring Irish medium and integrated primary schools in Derry have formed a unique shared education partnership.

A group of students from Gaelscoil na Daróige and Groarty Integrated Primary School have formed a joint choir and were last week learning festive tunes as gaelige in both Irish and English as part of the project.

The festive tunes are in preparation for a bilingual Christmas Concert taking place at Foyleside Shopping Centre in December 14.

It is part of a wider education project involving the two schools, which are located on either side of the Coshquin Road in the Ballymagroarty area.

Oisín Mac Eo, principal of Gaelscoil na Daróige, said: “It’s a very unique partnership because it’s between the Gaelscoil and an Integrated School.

“We started off with a number of extra-cirricular activities. We have a joint choir, football jointly together as well, and they practice every week on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We also work on joint literacy work and CRED Community Relations Education work.”

Mr Mac Eo said the proximity of the two schools meant the project made sense.

He said: “Because we are two schools of similar size, in a similar position, next to each other, and it just seemed natural we should work together to maximise the resources and the provisions we could provide for the children.

“Also as professionals, sharing expertise, there are things maybe that we could do here we could skill their teachers up, and things they had to increase our knowledge too.

“That has been going since last year and it’s great. Teachers love working together.

“Between the two of us we are offering something different and unique in terms of choice for parents in the area- integrated education and Irish medium education. It means the parents in this area have a great opportunity to choose something a wee bit different for their children.”

The schools will be doing their own Christmas shows and have invited each other to watch, while the joint choir is getting in some final practice before taking to the stage at Foyleside Shopping Centre on December 14th to perform some bilingual songs.

Read more: http://www.derryjournal.com/news/derry-irish-and-integrated-schools-form-unique-partnership-1-7089039#ixzz3syBI9TlU

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TCD seminar to examine Irish legacy of Easter Rising

November 24, 2015

TCD’s Science Gallery will host a bilingual seminar on Monday evening which will discuss the Irish language in the context of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Titled Cad is brí le “Saor agus Gaelach” in 2016 or What Does “Gaelic and Free” Mean in 2016, the topic was inspired by the words spoken by P.H. Pearse at O’Donovan Rossa’s graveside during which he imagined an Ireland “Not free merely, but Gaelic as well; not Gaelic merely, but free as well”
The seminar will examine whether the understanding of freedom shared by many in the Irish language movement in 1916 are appropriate to contemporary contexts and whether political sovereignty is necessary in the conservation and promotion of language?

Other themes to be explored include what unionists with an interest in the Irish language take from the connection made between Pearse’s stated aims of Ireland being both “Gaelic and Free”.

The accommodation of linguistic diversity in these islands which did not achieve political sovereignty will also be examined.
Speakers include Dr Chris McGimpsey, former Belfast City Councillor and member of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP); Professor of Contemporary Irish History at TCD Eunan O’Halpin; Professor Alan MacInnes of the University of Strathclyde; former president of Conradh na Gaeilge and lecturer Íte Ní Chionnaith; Right Reverend Michael Burrows, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory and Mary Harris, senior lecturer in the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Hosted by Trinity College’s Irish-Language Office and Conradh na Gaeilge Dublin, the event will also be broadcast live on YouTube.

Speaking ahead of Monday’s event, Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, said: “This series of seminars “Plé ’16” will provide occasion for much public reflection in relation to the importance of the revival of Irish in the context of the Easter Rising 1916 and its upcoming centenary.

“Our Irish Language Office looks forward to the internationally-based seminar on 23 November inspiring fresh thinking on the concepts of “freedom” and “Gaelic” in the national discourse inspired by the commemorations.”
Cad is brí le “Saor agus Gaelach” in 2016? Takes place at TCD’s Science Gallery, Dublin 2, at 7.00pm on Monday, 23 November 2015.

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