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Young gaelgóirí enjoy the Colaiste Lú summer camps

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

Young gaelgóirí from all over the county descended on the gaelcholáiste this month for a fun-filled and worthwhile week at Coláiste Lú’s annual summer camp.

In its second successful year, the summer camp offers an opportunity to students aged between 10 and 13 to practice their Irish and make new friends while engaging in a range of activity workshops.

Students at this year’s summer camp enjoyed music, sport and art workshops each day.

The wide range of activities included learning Haka na Gaeilge on the camp’s rugby day, brushing up on their gaelic football skills and creating safe-havens for their pocket money by building piggy banks.

Teacher Maria NicEochaidh, who co-ordinated the Coláiste Lú summer camp, was delighted with this year’s


Maria told The Democrat: “It was great to hear the school filled with young voices full of energy and enthusiasm for the language even in the middle of the summer.

“In Coláiste Lú we always encourage collaborative and child-centred learning.

“As the week progressed confidence and friendships grew and the students went from strength to strength.

“ It was wonderful to see.”

Coláiste Lú is an all-Irish post-primary school offering a wide range of subjects and a variety of extra-curricular activities in a complete Irish immersion environment in the heart of Dundalk.

The school is now accepting applications for First Year 2015/16. Deadline for Applications is 17th October 2014.

Application forms and admissions policy available from Coláiste LúChapel St, Dundalk.

You can see more photographs and videos from the Coláiste Lú summer camp and keep up to date with other school activities by following the school twitter feed, @ColaisteLu.

Dundalk Democrat