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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!

The Nationalist – Glór Cheatharlach

Foilsithe ar Gaelport.com – 22 Nollaig 2011