Gaelbhratach is a scheme which awards recognition to schools for promoting the use and the awareness of the Irish language throughout the school and in the local community. The Club Cainte has been actively working both inside and outside the school throughout this year to achieve the Gaelbhratach status.

The scheme is in place to:

  • support the work of the teachers in achieving the learning outcomes laid down in the Post Primary Language Curriculum in conjunction with the official school plan
  • encourage conversational Irish as a natural aspect of school life
  • ensure that certain language formulas are agreed in the school plan and in use throughout each of the classes
  • provide regular opportunities for the school community, including teachers and pupils, to speak and improve vocabulary
  • recognise the central role of parents and provide appropriate support

Here a list of some of the activities we complete in Coláiste Mhuirlinne throughout the academic year:

  • Connecting with the Actively Retired Friends in the Árd centre for Tae & Pléigh, classes and many sessions of song and indeed great friendships, once a month.
  • Club Cainte every Thursday at lunchtime-with a variety of themes & goodies
  • Day trip to Eile Mental for TY’s and 5th years- all as Gaeilge
  • Participation in Gaeilge Gan Stad (speaking as Gaeilge for a whole school day)
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge-a fun filled week of many activities-although this was cut very short this year with COVID-19. One very successful part of this week that did get completed was Learn on the Leithreas where the TY’s decided to place an A4 vocab sheets as gaeilge in all the toilets in the school for the students…always learning the cúpla focal no matter where you are!
  • Hurling Blitz, as gaeilge, with Coláiste an Chréagáin and Móinín na gCíseach- all junior classes invited to participate in this.
  • Day trip to Coláiste an Chréagáin (paired school)-for a mixture of sport & spraoí-cancelled this year due to COVID-19
  • Irish Dancing classes – Sean Nós Dancing, including the brush dance & céilí with Mr. Staunton and Ms. Stenson.
  • Completing a survey of the different languages spoken in Coláiste Mhuirlinne, We all smile in the same Language’ and presenting the findings in a chart in the school for all the students/staff/visitors to admire.

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