The Seachtain na Gaeilge concert took place in The Temperance Hall last Wednesday to celebrate all the work that is happening in the school as Gaeilge. Each class took part in performing Irish songs, dances, tunes on the tin whistle and poems.

The concert began with a wonderful performance of a play based on the 1916 rising by 5th and 6th class. Ms Lawless and Ms. Broderick had worked tirelessly along with nearly 50 of the boys from 5th and 6th to put together the performance, celebrating 100 years since the rising. It even reduced some members of staff to tears!!

The concert then continued with each class performing in turn. 1st class played 2 tunes on the tin whistle as well as giving us all a mighty fright with their rendition of The Haka as gaeilge. 2nd class also performed on the tin whistle and recited a poem as gaeilge with some very interesting excuses for getting out of school work. Ms McGuiness’ 3rd class did some brilliant Irish dancing for us along with more tin whistle tunes and songs as gaeilge. While 4th, 5th and 6th all performed a wide range of new and old songs as gaeilge.

The school’s Banna Ceoil were the last to perform. Some excellent tin whitle, flute, concertina, banjo, fiddle and bodhrán players came together to play some Irish tunes, while we were also treated to a performance on the bag pipes by Craig Griffin from 6th class.

Chríochnaigh an ceolchoirm le Amhrán na bhFiann. Rinne na pháistí agus na múinteóirí sár obair ag ullmhú don ceolchoirm seo agus ba cheart dóibh a bheith an bhródúil as.  Maith sibh go léir!!

Have a look at some photographs from the day below and for even more check out our gallery page