Méid an Téacs

Seven years of success for Réalt Uladh competition

Eanáir 22, 2013

One of the most successful Irish language competitions for national school students will be held once again this year at the LYIT premises in Letterkenny.

There is no doubt that, once again, hundreds of pre-school and national school students will apply for the much sought after trophies and medals that the competition has now become synonymous with.

Now enjoying its seventh consecutive year, Réalt Uladh will take place on Saturday March 2 and to date there has seen a fantastic turn out of schools from all across Donegal, Derry, Antrim and Tyrone in these competitions.

“Without a doubt, our acknowledgement, sincere thanks and congratulations must go to all of the parents, teachers etc who help prepare the children and young people, so magnificently, for their competitions. They are enriching our culture, music and heritage, by keeping spoken Irish alive” said Caitlín Conluain, Stiúrthóir Réalt Uladh.

Réalt Uladh, consists of thirty competitions, which cover the full spectrum of, poetry recitation, reading, writing, drama and singing. The competitions are through the medium of Irish, which are open to children and young people, of all abilities (bun-ghrád and ard-ghrád), from pre-school to sixth class. The aims of Réalt Uladh are to provide children with the opportunity to improve their Irish, give them the confidence to speak Irish, to obtain fluency in our national language and to experience the diverse aspects of Irish culture.

A certificate will be awarded to each competitor, a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medal in solo and duet competitions, a trophy will be awarded to group performance. The perpetual cup will be awarded to the best performer in each category. A perpetual cup will be awarded to the Teacher/Leader who has the most entries in any one class in any one competition. A perpetual cup will also be awarded to the School/Group that has the most entries in Réalt Uladh 2013.

Our heartfelt thanks go to all of the sponsor’s for helping to make Réalt Uladh such a tremendous success.

For further information or to download a Réalt Uladh 2013 Entry Form log on to: www.realtuladh.com or contact Caitlín at: caitlin.conluain@lyit.ie or at 087-3232326.

The closing date is Saturday 2 February 2013 for all entries including postal and e-mail entries.

Réalt Uladh Office will also be open on Friday 1 Feb. 2013 from 3.00-7.00 pm in the LYIT to take entries or queries. The entry fee is €3.00 per competition to be paid with the entry form. Cheques should be made payable to Réalt Uladh. For group entry fees, please check www.realtuladh.com No late entries will be accepted.

Everybody is welcome to attend and listen to the competitors.