Lá Gaeilge

Lá Gaeilge

 Tharla Lá Gaeilge i gColáiste ArdEaspaig Mhic Éil ar 16 Márta 2010. Bhí go leor imeachtaí ar siúil ar feadh an lae agus ghlac gach éinne páirt ann. Ina measc bhí tráth na gceist boird, damhsa ar an sean nós agus damhsa na scuaibe. Bhí comórtas póistéir seanfhocail freisin. Chríochnaigh an lá le ceolchoirm beag agus bronnadh na nduaiseanna. Bhain gach duine idir scoláirí agus múinteoirí an spraoi as an lá!

 A Lá Gaeilge took place in Archbishop Mc Hale College on the 16th March 2010. A lot of events took place through out the day and everyone took part. There were tablequizes, sean nós dancing and brush dancing. There was also a proverb poster competition too. The day ended with a short concert and a prize giving ceremony. Everyone, teachers included, really enjoyed the day!

Writer in Residence

The author and poet John W Sexton has been working with students in Archbishop McHale College for the past six weeks.  John W Sexton from Kenmare, Co. Kerry is the author of  “The Prince’s Brief Career” and has published two children’s novels “The Johnny Coffin Diaries” and “The Johnny Coffin School Dazed”.  He has recorded an album called the “Sons of Shiva” and is the creator and scriptwriter of RTE children’s series “The Ivory Tower”.  He has had fiction and poetry published in most leading Irish literary journals and was nominated for the Hennessy literary award.

In Archbishop’s McHale College, John W Sexton had been working with students in first, third and fourth years.  The students found this programme very beneficial and different techniques they learned can be applied in examinations, especially in relation to essay writing.

The writer demonstrated techniques that writers use to plan and structure their writing.  One impressive technique was known as the story square.  John W Sexton ws impressed with the writing ability of the students and hopes they continue to write in the future.

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