Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fund raiser night on Friday 12th June for Coláiste Ghlór na Mara

It is great to see the continued growth in the Gaelscoil movement in Ireland as a whole and North County Dublin in particular. There are gaelscoileanna established across the area and the latest was Gaelscoil Ros -Eo which opened in September of 2008. The next step now is to create a post primary school to meet the needs of children currently going through the Irish language primary school system and it is great to see the work being done by the founding committee (Coiste bunaithe) for such a school in Balbriggan. There is a fundraiser for the school on Friday 12th June and details are below.

If you wish to register your child for the school, or find out more information then please go to the school's website at http://ghlornamara.wordpress.com/ and leave a message.

Ceilí Night – O’Dwyers GAA Clubhouse 12th June

Please support a FUNdraising night for the establishment of Coláiste Ghlór na Mara, taking place at the Clubhouse of O’Dwyers GAA in Balbriggan.

There will be musicians coming from all parts of the country, dancers & raffles for prizes amongst other things.

Coláiste Ghlor na Mara is a proposed Meanscoil (post primary), to sever the people of North Fingal, East Meath & beyond. The School will be situated in Balbriggan, as this is a central location to the feeder Gaelscoileanna in the area.

A meeting was called by Cllr. Stephen Kilgallon in September 2008 following discussion with parents of Gaelscoil pupils to asses the public interest in establishing a school. A founding committee was formed and the process of applying to the Department of Education was commenced.

The founding committee hosted meetings with potential patrons, after assessment the committee decided to go forward with Foras Patrúnachta as the Patron. At the same time a discussion on the school name arrived at the Coláiste Ghlór na Mara (The Voice of the Sea).


  1. Go raibh maith agat as an t-eolas. Beidh me ann.

  2. Hope this is a great success. We need people to get involved to revive the language, because the government will not/cannot do that.

  3. Bhí oiche iontach í.

    Great night and hopefully the school will be openning in 2009. So if interested please go to the school website and register your child.