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.
The annual Ceilí Mór for 1st yrs took place on Friday March 16th. This was a lovely display of Irish music and dance, with some Ceilí dance moves thrown in for good measure. It's hard to say who was more tired at the end - the 1st yrs or the teachers helping out. Massive thanks to the dancers, musicians and Ms McGowan’s 5th yr Leprechauns who performed. A worldwide tour has been mentioned but we'll see how it goes!
This year the school has nearly 100 Fáinne awards to grant to some of our 1st yr students. They will receive their Fáinní and their Cúpla Focal pins after the Easter holidays. We also have some senior students going for their Fáinne Óir pins. Well done to those students and to their teachers who promote it. Thanks to Miss Sinead McColgan for helping with these also.
The Trip to the Gaeltacht was postponed due to the weather and will now take place on April 30th to May 2nd. We have 48 students heading to the wilds of Gweedore. They will spend 3 days in Coláiste Chú Chulainn owned by Kevin Cassidy of Donegal GAA fame. Our students will be mixed in classes with students from a Dublin school; lifelong pen pals could be made. SNAG 2019 is already being planned and it's gonna be epic! P.S. there's not a single Easter egg to be got in the surrounding shops as the Irish Dept bought them all for prizes! Fact!