Gaelscoileanna spend day at Tayto Park

Bray People - - NEWS -

THIS year Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath is cel­e­brat­ing the school’s ten-year an­niver­sary.

They first opened their doors in Septem­ber 2008 to 24 pupils, this Septem­ber they wel­comed back 444 pupils.

Cel­e­bra­tions be­gan with a re­cent trip to Tayto Park along with thou­sands of other Ir­ish-speak­ing chil­dren.

The day was a cel­e­bra­tion for the school and for the Ir­ish lan­guage.

The en­tire park it­self will be closed to the pub­lic, and only chil­dren from Gaelscoileanna from around the coun­try at­tended.

There were 50 gaelscoileanna and over 5,000 chil­dren in the park; this was the largest ever gath­er­ing of its kind.

‘We are very grate­ful to our pa­tron body, An Fo­ras Pátrú­nacha, and to Fo­ras na Gaeilge, for spon­sor­ing this day for gaelscoileanna. The Fo­ras are also cel­e­brat­ing their 25-year an­niver­sary this year,’ said a spokesper­son for the school.

‘ This trip was a fab­u­lous oc­ca­sion for us to cel­e­brate our school com­mu­nity and ethos in a fun-filled way and pro­vided our pupils with a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to show that our lan­guage is a vi­brant and liv­ing lan­guage.

‘We were de­lighted to be able to be a part of this cel­e­bra­tion.’

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