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Sraith Pictiúr Seó

Sraith Pictiúr Seó 2018

Sraith Pictiúr Seó photo album

On the 16th of November nearly 100 6th year students gathered in the Áras to the much awaited Sraith Pictiúr Seó. They witnessed the dreaded 20 picture sequences like never before! The show was full of humor and fun with some students even strutting their stuff on stage! Afterwards they practiced the Irish conversation with great hints and tips provided. Overall the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and felt it helped them a lot in preparation for the Irish Oral.

Gaeltacht Trip 2018

Gaeltacht Trip 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - Gaeltacht Trip 2018

After a slightly delayed 8:30 (9:00) start, we were off to the wilderness that is Coláiste Chú Chulainn, Gaoth Dobhair. ‘Buachaillí agus cailíní’, alike went ‘chun Gaeilge a fhoghlaim le spórt agus spraoi’.

The first stop was Glenveagh, where we walked and walked, and walked some more in the sun to Glenveagh castle. There was a lot of ‘uachtar reoití’ bought and we toured the gardens. Then it was onto the bus and on to the ‘tithe’ where we were greeted by our ‘Bean an Tís’ and a lovely lunch. After lunch we had ‘ranganna’ in the sun with the company of some questionable dogs….The céilí of musical statues and the €20 ‘duais’ was won by a mad shuffle up and down the hall.

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Fáinne Awards 2018

Fainne CCS

Fáinne Awards photo album

Over the last few weeks, our current first years have been taking part in the Fáinne Awards. Wearing a Fáinne symbolises your link to the Irish language. An Fáinne is worn to show that you are able to and are willing to speak Irish. The Silver Fáinne is suitable for those who have a basic ability in Irish. The Gold Fáinne indicates that you are a fluent Irish speaker. The 'Cúpla Focal' badge is available to those with a small amount of Irish who are proud of the cúpla focal they have. We had a great uptake in the Fáinne Awards with approximately 90 Fáinne Airgids and Cúpla Focals handed out. That’s nearly 10% of the school! We also had 4 talented senior students awarded the Fáinne Óir. Overall it was a great success. Maith sibh go léir! As the old saying goes 'Beatha teanga í a labhairt!'

Seachtain na Gaeilge

SNAG CCS 2018

Seachtain na Gaeilge photo album

SNAG 2018 was a huge success this year with many events taking place for our students. The celebrations started off with our 5th yr higher level classes having a Tráth na gCeist in the Áras. The competition was tough and the questions even tougher but the winners were Jack Leddy, Jack McLaughlin, Lee McLaughlin and Jason Lynch. Well done to Mr McCafferty the quizmaster and his team of TY correctors! We had poster competitions, spelling competitions, games, singing, decorating and much more so well done to all students and teachers on promoting our native language.

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Irish Public Speaking Success for CCS

Irish Public Speaking CCS

Congratulations to the Irish Public Speaking Team who represented the School in the Gael Linn Public Speaking Competition 'Abair' in Cultúrlann Ui Chanáin, Derry on February 20th. The team consisted of Ellen Simmons, Eimear Smith, Sally Mc Kenna and Finn Devenny. Comhghairdeas to winners Eimear Smith and Sally Mc Kenna who progress to the Ulster Final to be held later this year.

Irish Oral Workshop

Irish Oral Workshop

Irish Oral Workshop photo album

On Wednesday, 22nd November, 6th year Irish students were treated to an interactive workshop when Highrock Productions visited the school. 'Caith Amach É,' a Leaving Cert Irish Oral Show and Workshop has toured over 200 schools in 24 counties in Ireland. It has been seen by over 40,000 students.

The show covered the 20 dreaded Sraith Pictiúir through a series of comedic sketches and songs and really brought the material to life. After the sketch show the company gave a talk to all students offering tips/memory techniques in preparation for the cómhra. It was clear from the wealth of laughter and applause that all students in attendance enjoyed themselves thoroughly. We look forward to welcoming Highrock Productions back next year for another hilarious yet informative production.