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In Pictures: Seachtain na Gaeilge a huge success at Dunamase College

Seachtain na Gaelilge

Celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in Dunamase College/Coláiste Dhún Másc is going from strength to strength.

The Irish language is very important to them as a school especially with their Aonad Lán Gaeilge.

This year the students took to the local community to spread their love of the Irish language.

Local primary schools Gaelscoil Phortlaoise, Barnashrone National School and Scoil Mhuire Fatima, Timahoe all welcomed some of the students and teachers to their schools to do céilí dancing with some of their classes.

The students are already very excited to do it all again next year and hope it will become a yearly tradition for Seachtain na Gaeilge.

The newly founded Cumann Gaelach were very busy visiting local businesses in the weeks leading up to Seachtain na Gaeilge to spread the news of the PopUp Gaeltacht which was held on Wednesday March 15.

They also helped some local businesses to learn some Gaeilge and use their cúpla focal.

They held a Ciorcal Cainte at Portlaoise Library and thoroughly enjoyed speaking and meeting with locals, promoting Irish with their phrase sheets and bookmarks.

All students were invited to Dunamaise Theatre to see the Oscar nominated film An Cailín Ciúin on Friday March 10mand enjoyed the morning immensely.

There were plenty of quizzes and competitions running throughout Seachtain na Gaeilge in all Irish classes. Two Gaeltacht Scholarships were also on offer this year for Junior and Senior students.

Coláiste Dhún Másc ended their successful Seachtain na Gaeilge events with a PopUp Gaeltacht.

They welcomed people to the school to celebrate the Irish culture and language. There was music, chats with students and teachers and a céilí where teachers, students and visitors all took part.

It was a very enjoyable event and a relaxed atmosphere where people got to use the Irish they had.

Check out some great pictures from the day below:

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