first_imgScoil Náisiúnta Árainn Mhóir and Coláiste Ailigh Letterkenny have won prizes in recognition of their efforts in promoting the Irish language.Over 700 pupils, from both primary and secondary schools, gathered in the Pavilion at Leopardstown racecourse in Dublin to attend the Gaelbhratach presentation on Tuesday 22 May. The Gaelbhratach scheme, funded by Foras na Gaeilge, and organised by Gael Linn, with the support of Conradh na Gaeilge and Glór na nGael, recognises the promotion of the Irish language in both secondary and primary schools around the country. There was a fantastic atmosphere at the event and the delight of the students, and indeed their teachers, in being recognised for their work was palpable. Adding to their enjoyment was the performance of the group Seo Linn who had the students dancing and singing along to their many hits ‘as Gaeilge’ throughout the event. Acting as MCs, TV stars Micheál Ó Ciaraidh and Gráinne Bleasdale made sure the event ran smoothly with their light-hearted approach!Coláiste Ailigh Students Aisling Ní Shiadhail and Justin Ó Conhcubhair proudly accepted the flag on behalf of their school. Photo Credit: Seán Ó MainnínScoil Náisiúnta Árainn Mhóir -Students Gina Ní Bhaoill and Amélie Ní Chnáimhsí proudly accepted the flag on behalf of their school. Photo Credit: Seán Ó MainnínThe two Gael Linn officials in charge of the Gaelbhratach scheme, Andrea Ní Fhaoláin and Mairéad Ní Thiománaigh were very proud of all the schools and what they had achieved during the year. They explained that it takes a lot of hard work for a school to be awarded the Gaelbhratach, that they have many targets to reach and that all of this work must be verified through various means, including postings on the Gaelbhratach blog and keeping a journal which is forwarded to Gael Linn at the end of the year.The Gaelbhratach scheme, initiated in 2013, has gone from strength to strength. In fact, there is a long waiting list of schools throughout the country wishing to be accepted into the scheme. Seán Ó Coinn, CEO of Foras na Gaeilge and Antoine Ó Coileáin, CEO of Gael Linn also spoke at the event and thanked the teachers for their support for the scheme within their schools. They also commended the co-operation of the three organisations involved in running the scheme, who are all funded by Foras na Gaeilge and have the same goals as regards the promotion of our language.Donegal schools win Gaelbhratach flags for Irish language achievements was last modified: May 29th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste Ailighgael linnGaelbhratachScoil Náisiúnta Árainn Mhóirlast_img

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