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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017 National Prizewinners

An tseachtain seo, fuaireamar dea-scéal ó Chonradh na Gaeilge faoi bheirt as a scoil seo a bhuaigh duaiseanna i gcomórtas ealaíne náisiúnta! During Seachtain na Gaeilge many children in St. Molaga’s did wonderful work in art and writing and there were many prizewinners in our school writing competitions and art – “illustrate a seanfhocal” – competition. Prizes (gift vouchers generously provided by the Parents’ Committee) were awarded to one child from each class for their essays/stories and to one child from each year in art. Winning entries have been on display in the front hall of the school since Seachtain na Gaeilge. Many children from the school also entered their pieces of writing and pictures into the National Competition, and this week two children from St. Molaga’s, Sarah from Ms Carmody’s class and Lena from Ms Leonard’s class, were delighted to receive cheques in the post for coming in 2nd place and 3rd place in the National Seachtain na Gaeilge Art competition! Comhghairdeas de na páistí go léir a ghlac páirt sa chomórtas agus a bhfuair teastais álainn ó Chonradh na Gaeilge.

School Writing Competition Class winners for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017:

3rd Class: Emma D, Julia G. M, Holly W. and Juwaria B.

4th Class: Najat M. Adam K, Ruth C. and Ella L.

5th Class: Jake O, Katie D. Charlie B and Zofia.

6th Class: Josh C, Katelyn C, Emma R and Cillian H.

School Poster Competition Winners 2017:

Overall winner 3rd Class: Natalia (Mr Gorman’s class)

Overall winner 4th Class: Sarah (Ms Carmody’s class)

Overall winner 5th Class: Amelka (Ms Leonard’s class)

Overall winner 6th Class: Brandon (Mr Brown’s class)

Maith sibh go léir a pháistí agus a mhúinteoirí, a rinne an-obair ar fad lena ranganna i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge!

Seachtain na nGaeilge

Dia dhiabh go léir!

This week we celebrated Seachtain na nGaeilge! We had lots of fun learning and performing “Amhrán na gCupán” (The Cup Song) as well as doing some Irish Dancing, Éist agus Tarraing and designing seanfhocal posters to decorate our hall for Seachtain na nGaeilge.

Well done to everyone who took part in the Seachtain na nGaeilge concert, bhí sibh ar fheabhas ar fad!!  Congratulations to Katie Davey who won herself an Easons voucher in our scríobhnoireacht competition for 5th class. Obair iontach!

Bain taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig!



A Visit from the Scéalaí


At ten o’clock, we went over to Ms Daly’s classroom and met a storyteller. She told great stories. One was called “An Gadaí” (The Thief) and the other was called “Bríd na Amhráin” (Bríd of the Songs). Those stories were written by Patrick Pearse.

Tháinig an scéalaí go dtí an scoil ar a deich a chlog inniu. D’inis sí scéalta dúinn. Scríobh Pádraig Mac Piarais na scéalta. Bhí na scéalta an suimiúil. Bhí an scéalta go hiontach.DSCF0677

Seachtain na Gaeilge

We did poems or stories about friendship. Bronagh won best story and Olivier won best poem.

There were two Irish concerts in the hall. There were lots of songs being sung by other classes. In the concert we sang Mr Probz’s “Waves” in Irish. At the end of the concert, we sang the Irish National Anthem, “Amhrán na bhFiann” . It was great fun!

We did an art competition for Seachtain na Gaeilge. We had to draw pictures of seanfhocails (old sayings) like, “Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin (There’s no place like home)”, “Ní hé lá na báistí lá na páistí (A day that it rains is not a day for children)”, “Nuair a bhíonn an cat amuigh, bíonn na lucha ag rince (When the cat’s away, the mice will play)”, “Aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile (It takes one to know one)”. Carys and Calum won an Easter egg each.

We also did as many laps as we could around the astroturf and afterwards we got into a big circle and made a Chain of Hands. Ms DeFaoite played “Is Leatsa Í” on the intercom and we all sang.


Seachtain na Gaeilge Events and Winners

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We have had a great Seachtain na Gaeilge in St Molaga’s! Over the last couple of weeks we have done many activities in class such as Irish dancing, listening to traditional Irish music and taking part in different activities though Irish such as quizzes. Some classes have been on a visit to the Gaelscoil and had an amazing day and other classes will be hosting visiting classes from the Gaelscoil next week and after Easter to participate in activities together through Irish.

The above photo shows the winners of our writing competition (Comórtas Scríbhneoireachta Sheachtain na Gaeilge). Their terrific poems and stories will be on display in the hall over the next few weeks. Well done to all children who participated and Comhghairdeas Mór to all our buaiteoirí!

Ms de Faoite


Ceol sa halla

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The Blog by Jake

On Monday the 9th of March we were called to the hall to listen to music from Anna and Andrea we were also joined by Ms. Walsh’s class.

Anna played the violin she was very good and Andrea played the tin whistle and the bodhran  she was also very good.

They played the following songs:

“Baidin fheilimidh”,“Sharon Shannon”,

“Maggie in the woods” and they finished off with the great “I tell me ma!” Which was my favourite.

It was great fun!

The blog by Britney

On Monday the 9th of March we got an invention to go to the hall and we met two talented women Anna and Andrea .Anna could played the violin and Andrea played the fiddle and together it sounded lovely . They played the bodhrán which my dad taught me how to play in Africa. They  played Baidín Fheilimidh and it was very nice.They also played Sharon Shannon and Maggie in the woods and my favourite  tell me Ma!!!! After a while Andrea taught us how to play the bodhrán .They also played Reels,hornpipes and polkas.Then Ms.Sullivan said its time to go it was very fun I enjoyed it



Céilí Dancing in Mrs Leonard’s Class!




Our class went céilí dancing at 10.40am. We did dancing with Mrs Gibbons, who used to teach us in our old school St Peter and Pauls. She’s the best céilí dancing teacher! We were glad to have her back. In every group there were four boys and two girls. In one group there were three girls. We did three different dances. There were a lot of grinning and smiling faces. We danced to “The Cup Song” and it was really fun. We finished just after eleven o’clock. Mrs Gibbons told us that we were the best class. We hope to have more céilí dancing next year!

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