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Prestigious Gael Linn quiz prize for St Mary’s Irish language students

Samhain 5, 2012

Pupils from St. Mary’s Limavady have for many years entered teams in the quiz and have been successfully placed in the top positions.

This year has been no different with one of the school entry’s achieving runner up in the competition. Pupils from across Londonderry attended the Gael Linn Quiz held in the White Horse Hotel. The quiz which is organised by Gael Linn takes place each year and encourages the use of the Irish Language. The annual quiz forms one of many activities organised by Gael Linn with the main aim of fostering and promoting the Irish language and its heritage throughout Ireland as a living language and as an expression of identity.

Year 10 pupils, Eoin Mc Mahon, Liam Mc Guinness, Michael Donaghy and Matthew O’ Kane were delighted to take the prize and Head of Modern Languages at the school, Miss Cairns said that she was: “very proud of the boys on their achievement and it was events such as these that allows pupils to see the practical application of their skills when studying a language”