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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
15th Mar 2024
Well done to all our boys and girls who took part in our annual Lá Glas celebrations...
13th Mar 2024
Thank you to Junior Davey who came to our school today to teach a Bodhrán...
13th Mar 2024
Second class are busy preparing for Là Glas on Friday. As part of our Seachtain...