We had a very busy few weeks before our Easter Holidays here in St. Conleth & Mary’s. Our 6th classes made their Confirmations, our 4th classes had an Easter themed cake sale, we had a talk about a Polish Easter tradition and our sports teamed started training for the Spring. We also celebrated Tree Week, Seachtain na Gaeilge and Proclamation Day.
Tree Week is a celebration of trees organised by the Tree Council. St. Conleth & Mary’s were looking to be chosen for the special honour of having a tree planted in our school to mark the occasion. We were visited by the President of the GAA, Aogán O’Fearghaíl, the President of the Tree Council, Kevin Hutchinson and representatives from our local Gaelic Clubs and our Tidy Towns committee. The children performed a wonderful assembly for our guests including Irish songs and poems, Irish dancing and a recorder recital. We planted the oak tree on our front lawn.
As well as Tree Week we were also celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge, an annual even to celebrate the Irish language.
Ó 1ú Márta, bhíomar ag ceiliúradh Seachtaine na Gaeilge. Ghlac gach rang páirt i dTráth na gCeist. Fuair buaiteoir ó ghach rang ubh Chásca mar dhuais. Bhí céilithe ar siúl sa halla Dé Luain seo caite agus sa tráthnóna bhí cur i láthair na gComhráite Beirte ar siúl. I rith na hama, rinneamar go léir iarracht ‘cúpla focal’ a úsáid. Comhghairdeas le gach duine ar an iarracht a rinne siad!
We have many Polish children attending our school and they have a very special Easter tradition where they bring baskets of food to the Church to be blessed on Easter Saturday. We were very lucky to have Olivia’s mum come in to our school and tell us all about this tradition.
Tuesday the 15th of March was Proclamation Day. On this day all the schools in the country raised their Tricolour flag to celebrate the Easter Rising and the history of the Irish state. A proclamation was read from each class in the school and the children sang Irish songs and the National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann.
This video shows a selection of photos from our busy month!