Sixteen lucky primary school pupils from Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt na Mara have chosen Pobalcholáiste Chú Chulainn and Gaelcholáiste Chúchulainn as their respective secondary schools, which they will progress to in September this year.
The pupils have been enjoying a Tús Maith preparation programme which aims to make the transition between primary and secondary school an easy and enjoyable experience.
Last week Deirdre Uí Liatháin, Príomhoide of both schools together with Mícheál Ó Coillte, stiúrthóir of Gaelcholáiste Chú Chulainn joined Mr. Mc Caul Príomhoide of Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt na Mara, Bn. Uí Chiaráin, Club na Gaeilge, sixth class teachers, Miss Mc Ateer and Mrs Callen and the sixth class graduates to Scoileanna Chú Chulainn at a coffee morning in Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt na Mara to celebrate and commend a group of eight students from fifth and sixth class in Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt na Mara who have won scholarships to the Gaeltacht.
The lucky recipients will spend one week in Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne in Teileann, Co Donegal at the beginning of July.
The school would like to thank sponsors Tomás Ó Searcaigh, Maria Doyle, Oliver Morgan, Marianne Butler and of course the school’s own Club na Gaeilge for their generosity.
This year Pobalcholáiste Chú Chulainn will open its doors to the inaugural group of first years, a momentous moment in local history.