Coiste Gaeilge has been a feature of Our Lady’s School since 2014 and is made up of a group of fifth-year students who work with Ms. Kinsella and Roinn na Gaeilge to promote the Irish language within the school community. The emphasis is on participation and fun. One of the key objectives this year is to break the link between the language and state exams in the minds of both students and teachers and by doing so develop an awareness of the cultural and social benefits attached to Irish. This year’s Coiste has been very busy organising a variety of entertaining activities from quizzes to art competitions, karaoke and treasure hunts all trí mheán na Gaeilge. The highlight of the year was undoubtedly the Céilí Mór which took place during Seachtain na Gaeilge with all students and staff participating in rince Ghaelach on the hockey pitch.
We have been fortunate enough to attain a Gaelbhratach each year since 2015 as recognition by Conradh na Gaeilge of the great work of the Coiste to promote the Irish language.
This year’s Coiste:
Sarah Maher - Caidreamh Poiblí
Grace Duffy - Blianta sóisearacha
Grace Anne Collins - Blianta sinsearacha
Danielle Halpin - Clár Fógraí & Fógraí Scoile
Katie O’ Rourke-Airgead
Jessie & Lorna - TY