Our St. Partrick’s Day School Parade is quickly becoming a much loved tradition at this stage! Today the children yet again donned the green, white and orange and enjoyed marching around our beautiful school grounds to mark our National Day.

The parade brought joy and smiles to everyone involved and ended with an impromptu céilí in the school yard afterwards.

Throughout the week the children have been learning the Siege of Ennis and they really enjoyed dancing this traditional Irish dance together.

The day began with a traditional music group from Presentation Secondary School treating us to a session in the hall. The children clapped along to some jigs, reels and a hornpipe. Chloe also impressed the crowd with a lively rendition of the Kerry Polka. Together the school sang Transa na dTonnta, a traditional Irish song.

5th Class

We hope the children enjoyed Seachtain na Gaeilge and our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

Junior Infants
6th Class
1st Class
Runners Up in the Trath na gCeist
Winners of our Trath na gCeist (Irish Quiz)
Learning The Siege of Ennis

Seachtain na Gaelige as told by our students

Visit from the Trad Group 

During the week of Seachtain na Gaeilge a group from the Presentation Secondary School came and played beautiful traditional Irish music. 

The girls who came to play the music were extremely talented. They played the violin, tin whistle, flute, guitar and piano. It was truly amazing to have a chance to listen to them play. The violin is a difficult instrument to learn yet they played it perfectly.  

I personally really loved the music and I think everyone did too.. The girls clearly have a lot of talent and practiced very hard. In conclusion, the day was amazing especially the music! 

Written by Kelly Ferncombe 5th Class  

Seachtain na Gaeilge 

Seachtain na Gaeilge was really exciting and fun. There were many enjoyable activities and entertainments planned during the week. The tráth na gceist, which was an Irish quiz, took place in the halla. There was an enormous number of pupils from third to sixth class. The winners were awarded with bright St Patrick’s Day stickers, homework passes and other prizes. On Thursday, we celebrated Lá glas and our parade. First that morning, we listened to the really talented traditional band. They played a load of melodious tunes which were absolutely amazing. Later on, we had a huge parade. The weather was luckily bright and sunny which made it easier for us. We walked outside, around the whole school twice. After that, we happily skipped into the yard. We began to dance and listen as our principal, Mr Healy, played music on the loud speaker. A young girl grabbed the mic and began to sing ‘I tell me ma’. She was absolutely adorable and quite talented! After that we sand a song for Ms Bourke who was getting married. Finally, we went inside and went home to get ready for the actual St. Patrick’s Day parade the following day. 

Written by Maja Wiktorowska 5th Class

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