Star-struck students from Coláiste Lú, Dundalk, scooped an award at the recent All-Ireland Final of Scléip 2018! This popular talent competition is organized annually by Gael Linn for Irish medium second-level schools nationwide, and funded by Foras na Gaeilge.
The final was held in the Clasach theatre, Clontarf, Dublin on Wednesday, 31 January last, and almost 300 students , who had qualified through preliminary rounds before Christmas, took part in this celebration of contemporary music, song, dance and drama.
The Coláiste Lú students, aptly named ‘Gliondar’ sang their way to second place in the Ensemble Singing category (Slua-Amhránaíocht ), against stiff opposition from schools in Galway, Dublin, Kerry and Wexford! Teacher Rachel Ní Chanainn was delighted with her pupils’ success.
Caption: The young Coláiste Lú singers - Cormac Mac an Ghirr, Dáire Mac Searaigh,Érin Ní Dhóirí, Jaymee De Siúin, Hannah Ní Thomhnair,Aderonke Saliu, Katy Ní Mhuiris
2018 has been designated as Bliain na Gaeilge and Scléip is just one of the schemes that Gael Linn hope will awaken awareness that the Irish language is not just for those interested in the traditional arts, but that it is a living and vibrant language among Irish youth in their everyday lives and hobbies also.