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FĂ©ile na hInse agus Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí Roinn na Gaeilge fíorghnóthach i Méanscoil Mhuire gan Smal le ceithre seachtaine anuas. Chuir roinnt daltaí ón scoil isteach ar chomórtais éagsula do Fhéile na hInse. Cuireadh daltaí isteach ar na comórtais don grúpa ceoil, grúpa amhránaíocht, grúpa popcheol agus cuireadh dalta amháin isteach don ghrúpa aonair. Tháinig an grúpa amhránaíochta agus an grúpa popcheol sa chéad áit ina gcomórtas.

Eagraíodh an-chuid rudaí dóibh i rith seachtain na Gaeilge chomh maith. Bhí an chéad bhliain agus an dara bhliain ag labhairt as Gaeilge ar feadh dhá seachtaine. Má bhí siad, bhí ar na múinteoirí a bhí acu chomh maith. Thug na múinteoirí dearbhán amach do na daltaí a bhí ag déanamh sáriarracht.

Bhí ar na daltaí na dearbhán a bhailiú agus bhuaigh an duine leis an méid is mó cocaill. Chomh maith leis sin eagraíodh toraíocht taisce dóibh agus beidh céilí ar siúl sa scoil an Déardaoin seo chugainn. Buíochas mór do na múinteoirí a chabhraigh le Roinn na Gaeilge chun gach rud a bhí eagraithe a chur i bhfeidhm.

Rinne na daltaí sáriarracht ag labhairt na Gaeilge ach dúshlán níos mó a bhí ann do chuid do na múinteoirí a bhí amhrásach ag an dtósach Gaeilge a labhairt toisc nár labhair an-chuid acu an Ghaeilge ó bhí said sa mhéanscoil iad féin.

Ach tháinig na múinteoirí díograiseacha aniar aduaidh air mar faoi deireadh na seachtaine bhí ranganna Eolaíochta, Mata agus Tíreolaíochta múinte ar fad trí Gaeilge. Mar a deireann an seanfhocail ní neart go cur le chéile.

The Irish Department in Mary Immaculate Secondary School have been very busy within the last four weeks.

Students from the school entered several competitions for Féile na hInse. Students were entered into various competitions such as the grúpa ceoil competition, the grúpa amhránaíochta competition and the grúpa popcheol competition and one Junior student entered the grúpa aonair competition.

Both students and Teachers involved worked tirelessly for the last few weeks preparing for all of these competitions and they were never so delighted as to hear that they won both First and Second place in the grúpa amhránaíochta and First place in the grúpa popcheol and that they would finally be awarded for all their hard work.

The students who entered the competitions were as follows.

Grúpa Ceoil

Robert Hillery (concert flute),Katie Connole (concertina and concert flute), Amy O’Brien (concert flute and bodhrán), Róisín Kelly (Concert flute and banjo), John Clancy (banjo),Hannah King (Violin), Aisling O’Rourke (tin whistle), Niamh Kelly (tin whistle), Lauren Crowe (tin whistle), Millie King (tin whistle) Ellen O’Loughlin (concert flute), Keith Dowling (concert flute).

Grúpa Amhranáíochta

An Dara Bhliain (First place winners)

Rebecca O’Callaghan, Dílse Guerin, Sarah McDonagh, Lauren Crowe, Niamh Kelly, Myra McNamara (accompanied on piano), Aaron O’Brien (accompanied on guitar).

An Chéad Bhliain (Second place winners)

Róisín O’Donoghue, Emer Nagle, Katie O’Brien, Tess Sheridan, Ailbhe Hughes, Grace Cassidy, Leah Barrett, Millie King (accompanied on bodhrán), Aaron O’Brien (accompanied on guitar).

Grúpa popcheoil

(First place winners)

Bronagh Considine and Seán Kelly sang Little Talks by Monsters and Men as Gaeilge and Ciarán Johnson played the guitar.

The grúpa popcheoil have since recorded their song in Irish and their song was played on Clare FM on Saturday 23rd March on Domnhnall O’ Loingsigh’s program Cúl chaint. Raidió na Gaeltachta also played their song.