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Gaelscoil's 24-hour Irish charity challenge

November 30th, 2016 5:40 PM

By Southern Star Team

Children from Gaelscoil Bheanntraí who have taken on the challenge of speaking Irish for 24 hours. (Photo: Tony McElhinney)

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BY CHLOE McCARTHY

BANTRY’S gaelscoil took part in a school-wide 24-hour Irish language challenge recently. 

The idea to take part in this challenge was conceived by the teachers as an inventive and different way to promote the Irish language within the school.

Gaelscoil Bheanntraí students from every class participated and were given a sponsorship card which encouraged them to collect donations from friends and family members.

Speaking on behalf the school, Deirdre Uí Mhurchu said: ‘The children coped very well with it as they are very diligent about speaking the language.’ 

All of the money raised was donated by the Gaelscoil students to Conradh na Gaeilge, a charity that is dedicated to promoting the use and influence of the Irish language in the lives of the general population.

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