Seachtain na Gaeilge

Posted on : March 22, 2020

The last big event in Sligo Grammar School before the schools closed was the annual Seachtain Na Gaeilge. This year the week was organised and run by TY students Kate Gavin, Sarah Clarke, Saoirse Gilmor, Sophie Harkin, Alicia Garvey Kline, Alastair Hill, Axel Delimata May, Nico Milsch, Keela Corcoran and Milo McManus. The week was choc full of activities and events as gaeilge. Lunchtimes were a hive of activity for the week with Irish language bingo (biongo) , treasure hunt (Toraíocht Taisce) and ,the highly popular “Puc Fada”. Students from all classes got involved in the competition and there were prizes for the different age groups. The ultimate winner of the puc fada was 6th yr. Darragh Feehily. Another lunchtime highlight was a traditional music session featuring students and teachers, while the ever-popular Dáta Dall (Blind Date) was held on Tuesday evening. Some activities were held in class with teachers incorporating Irish cultural pursuits into their classes. In PE students got a chance to play Gaelic football and hurling, and in the Irish classes students learnt Irish songs and competed in a “Tráth na gCeist” (quiz in Irish). Prizes of Easter eggs were awarded to students in all competitions, which was most important! The week ended with a non-uniform Lá Glas for charity. Everyone, including the teachers, wore something green in honour of St. Patrick, and donated €1 to charity. The week was a great success and a fitting way to celebrate the national holiday. Photos are HERE.

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