STUDENTS and staff at a Swords national school are celebrating after scooping a third major national award in three years.
Holy Family Senior National School in Rivervalley has been awarded a ‘Gaelbhratach’ Gael Linn Flag for excellence in the use of the Irish language throughout the school during the 2016- 2017 school year.
This follows on from being crowned All Ireland Primary School ‘Mathletes’ champions in 2015 and 2016.
The Gaelbhratach flag was presented to the school by Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Gaeltacht Joe Mchugh at a ceremony held in the school.
Welcoming the Minister to the school, Principal David O’keeffe, complimented the Minister on his own achievement on becoming fluent in Irish, having only seriously started studying the language less than three years ago.
He reminded the children that this showed that, if they really wanted to, they could all become fluent like the Minister and use as much of the language as possible during their daily
Minister Joe Mchugh (FG) Chief Whip with some of the teachers involved with Coiste na Muinteóirí.