Fifth and Sixth Classes have gone to Donegal to experience life in the Gaeltacht. Coláiste na Rosann is the college they attend. This has proven to be a very successful trip. They leave on Monday morning and return on Friday afternoon. They usually share a bus with another school. The journey slips by quickly with the children in high spirits.
All the girls are placed in one house while the boys stay at another. The bean an tís are very experienced and look after them all well. The teachers who accompany them drop in to see them during the week to make sure all is well both with the children and the bean an tí.
Each morning the children attend classes in Irish. In the afternoon there are various trips and activities planned. This often involves a boat trip to the Aran Islands. In the evening there are quizes, céilís and talent competitions which everyone gets involved with.
The children return with very good memories of their stay away from home and hopefully have gained a little confidence in their spoken Irish.