Seachtain na Gaeilge activities in Desmond College

A number of activities took place through out the week in Irish classes to promote Seachtain na Gaeilge. These activities included a ‘Tráth na gCeist’ and a ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ organised by Ms Hennessy.

Winners of the ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ Alzbeta Barisova and Leanne Byrnes
Winners of the ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ Alzbeta Barisova and Leanne Byrnes

Winners of the ‘Tráth na gCeist’ Emma O Shea, Ethan Kirwan and Rebecca Enright
Winners of the ‘Tráth na gCeist’ Emma O’Shea, Ethan Kirwan and Rebecca Enright

Ms Keane organised for the Trad Group to visit the Desmond Complex on Thursday 14th March to start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. They played a variety of Marches, Polkas, Jigs and songs. They were accompanied by Paddy Heffernan on bodhran, Sean O’Gorman on triangle and Ms Keane on guitar. A very enjoyable morning of trad and ballads was had by all.

The Trad group performed again in the reception area of Desmond College at lunchtime to entertain both staff and students.

Desmond College Trad Group performing in Desmond Complex as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group performing in Desmond Complex as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations