Bhí an-spórt agus craic againn sa halla inniu!
We had great fun in our hall today! Everyone from First to Sixth class gathered there for a great session of ceilí dancing. Led by Ms Mullen and her Sixth Class, the boys had great fun practising our traditional dances -The Walls of Limerick and the Siege of Ennis- ahead of the Ceilí Mór which takes place in our hall this Friday!
The Ceilí Mór has become one of the long standing traditions in our school. To the strains of the music and a steady repetition of "Aon, dó, trí, ceathar, cúig, sé, seacht...aon,do,trí, dó,dó, trí" the senior boys take the younger ones through their paces.
And this year we have assembled a great ceilí band from the members of our teaching staff and our pupils. Led by Ms Milne and Ms McWeeney, we'll have Ms Gerrard on accordian, Ms. Smyth playing the fiddle, Mr Carrig playing the mandolin. Pupils Seán, Tadhg, Ted, Cillian, Keane and Riley will join them to make this the best sessiún ever!
In honour of the day that's in it, the wearing of the green is encouraged but is optional. We don't want overstressed Mammies and Daddies rushing out to buy something for the day-a green scarf, hat or socks or even a St Patrick`s Day decoration would be fine.
Strains of "Peigín Leitir Mór" and "Beidh Aonach Amárach" are resounding around the school walls too in honour of the week that's in it! And even this week's questions are as Gaeilge as a variety of classes compete in Tráth na gCeist.
The damhsa(dances), amhráin(songs) and ceisteanna(questions) will all be put to good use again in this month's Assembly, the theme of which being Gaeilge, of course!
Táimíd réidh don Fleadh!( We`re ready for the Fleadh!)