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St. Brendan's National School, Cartron Point, Sligo

St. Patrick's Day and Lá Glas Events

We celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge in March every year with a two-week programme of exciting and fun events to highlight our language, culture and heritage. These events include:

  • Whole-School Assembly where our culture, heritage and language is highlighted and celebrated
  • Song/Poetry- all classes learn songs and poems in Irish and perform them in front of the whole school
  • Dances- classes explore the Dance strand unit of the PE curriculum and learn Irish dances such as Ballaí Luimnigh, Staicín Orna, Shoe the Donkey, Brush Dance etc
  • Gaeilge: All classes encouraged to use their frásaí gaeilge (Irish language greetings and phrases) in their everyday lives
  • History lessons where pupils learn the story of St. Patrick in the context of the early christian period in Ireland
  • Art activities
  • Dress-up day and parade around Cartron for the whole school community, including parents, families, neighbours and friends
  • Tráth na gCeist table quiz for 3rd-6th classes
  • Gaeilgeoir of the Day/Week prizes in classes
  • Irish Breakfast Coffee/Tea Morning for parents
16th Mar 2023
Well done to all the pupils from Junior Infants to 6th class who performed at our...