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Ceol’s Comhrá the Castlebar based Club Óige is back

January 27, 2012

Ceol’s Comhrá is a group aimed at secondary school students offering them an opportunity to use whatever Irish they may have while trying out different activities.

This year Ceol’s Comhrá will be behind the camera, getting involved in every stage of film making.

The group will meet up every Monday from 6pm to 7.30pm in the Neighbourhood Youth Project in Castlebar.

There is a €5 registration fee, and a €2 attendance fee per week. This project is funded by Foras na Gaeilge.


Irish language youth club

September 16, 2011

Cumann na bhFiann, Ireland’s largest Irish language youth organisation, has opened a new club in Caisleán an Bharraigh.

It will run on Tuesday evenings in Gaelscoil Raifteirí between 5pm and 6.30pm. This club will be run by Barra MacThiarnáin and promises to be a fun filled, enjoyable, club run in a safe environment. It is open to all students from fifth class in primary school right through to Leaving Cert classes, regardless of the level of Irish the student may have. For more information call Barra on 087 988 2180 or by email to barra@cnb.ie

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Young writers take part in Scríobh Leabhar project

May 16, 2011

Nine schools were recognised recently for taking part in this year’s Scríobh Leabhar project, which is organised by Foras na Gaeilge.

The primary school pupils have taken not so baby steps on the way to becoming the seanchaí of the future by having their very own stories not only told but published in Irish. Students composed, designed and published their own books in Irish and were recognised for their endeavours at a presentation on April 12 in the Mayo Education Centre. Bridget Breathnach, author of Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach, presented the students with their awards. Locally, the ‘Scríobh Leabhar’ scheme is managed by the Mayo Education Centre in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge.

The schools recognised by Foras na Gaeilge and the Mayo Education Centre at the ceremony were Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Seosamh, Bun an Chorraigh, Acaill; Scoil Náisiúnta Corrchloch, Corrchloch, Béal an Mhuirthead; Scoil Náisiúnta, Carn, Béal an Átha; Scoil Náisiúnta, Dhú Thuama, Béal an Átha; Scoil Náisiúnta An Fhairche, Co na Gaillimhe; Scoil Raifteirí, Caisleán an Bharraigh; Scoil Náisiúnta Pholl an tSómais, Poll an tSómais; Scoil Mhuire, Corr na Móna, Co na Gaillimhe; and Scoil Náisiúnta Killocraun, Béal an Átha.

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Scoil Raifteirí now enrolling for September 2011

March 11, 2011

Scoil Raifteirí is an All-Irish primary school situated on the Fairgreen in Castlebar.

The school provides an excellent education suitable for children between the ages of four and 12 in a natural, friendly, and stimulating atmosphere. The young teaching staff are fully qualified and committed to meet the educational, cultural, and individual needs of the children entrusted in their care. The children are treated with fairness, firmness, dignity, and understanding. They learn to know, value, and enjoy Irish language and heritage through dance, music, song, drama, story-telling, art, and poetry. High standards of fluency and competence, both in English and Irish, are attained. A good solid foundation in all subjects is offered in the progressive and wide-ranging curriculum.

It is not essential for parents themselves to speak Irish fluently when their children attend an Irish school but they will learn Irish as their children progress.  Homework tasks are prepared and concepts learned in class are revisited at home enabling children to complete homework independently. Children learn how to speak Irish effortlessly in a happy learning environment. Their fluency in the language will give them the confidence to excel in their oral Irish examination in the Leaving certificate.  Scoil Raifteirí is now taking applications for junior infants for September 2011 and the following years 2012/2013/2014.  There will be an open/registration day on Monday March 14 from 10am to 1pm. Contact 094 902 4700, email runaisraif@eircom.net, or log onto www.scoilraifteiri.com

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