Gaelscéal : Gaelscoil Nua oscailte i nDún Geimhin

Tuairisc le hAnton Mac Cába

D’OSCAIL Gaelscoil Neachtain i nDún Geimhin, Co Doire, don chéad uair Dé Luain. Tá 63 dalta ar an scoil faoi láthair.

Cuireadh tús leis an scoil naoi mbliain ó shin, mar shruth Gaeilge i mBunscoil Naoimh Chainnigh ar an bhaile.

Gaelscéal na seachtaine seo : Fuil, Foréigean agus Fuarchúiseachas : Fear dúnmharaithe i mBÁC i lár an lae - tuairisc ón láthair; Samhail Nua Mhaoinithe diúltaithe 100% - 3,000 aighneacht i gcoinne na Samhla; Aistriúcháin ó Bhéarla na leabhair is mó díola i nGaeilge

Cuireadh an iarratas chuig an Seirbhís Pleanála ó thuaidh an seachtain seo caite le síneadh a chur leis an scoil.

Is scoil rialaithe é Gaelscoil Neachtain. De ghnáth, luaitear an earnáil sin le scoileanna a dhéanann freastal ar an phobal Protastúnach.

Dúirt Nodlaig Ní Bhrollaigh, Cathaoirleach choiste na scoile, gur mar scoil rialaithe a bhí an tacaíocht ab fhearr le fáil.

“Bhíomar istigh mar aonad, ní raibh an spás againn le forbairt,” ar sise. “Ní raibh ach beirt mhúinteoir againn. Anois tá príomhoide againn.”

Tá Iníon Uí Bhrollaigh iontach sásta leis an tacaíocht a fuair siad ó Bhord Oideachais agus Leabharlainne an Iarthair (WELB).

“Tá siadsan ag foghlaim faoin Ghaeloideachas chomh maith,” ar sise.

Dar léi go bhfuil tábhacht leis an stádas nua. “Tá sé tábhachtach don Ghaeloideachas go bhfuilimid ag oscailt doirse do dhaoine sa phobal,” ar sise.

“Tá fhios againn nach bhfuil sin ag dul a tharlú thar oíche.”

Bhíodh scoil rialaithe i nDún Geimhin. Druideadh sin ceithre bliain ó shin. Tá ath-chóiríú le déanamh ar an bhfoirgneamh agus tá Gaelscoil Neachtain le haistriú isteach ann i gcionn 18 mí.

Idir an dá linn, tá sé lonnaithe i mBunscoil Naoimh Chainnigh ar fad. Thosaigh 25 páiste ar an naíscoil i mbliana.

Dungiven Irish medium stream transforms into stand-alone school

Dungiven’s Irish medium stream in St. Cainneach’s Primary school began 9 years ago, this week the it  flew the nest to form Gaelscoil Neachtain.

There are currently 63 pupils in the school with 25 children going into its the pre-school this year.

Interestingly, Gaelscoil Neachtain is a ‘controlled school’, the school sector normally associated with the Protestant community.

UPDATE (20:45, 06 Sept)

The sign below is surely one that those who founded the Gaelscoil movement in the North never thought they would see,  a school both ‘controlled’ and Irish medium.

"A sign of the times"

  • lamhdearg2

    “IRISH AS A FIRST LANGUAGE
    A small number of primary schools which teach through the medium of Irish have been set
    up by parents and five of them are now recognised for grant-aid by the Department of
    Education. All are voluntary maintained schools, entitled to the full state support available to
    all such schools, including maintenance of premises, all teaching and non-teaching staff
    costs and all overheads”
    from
    http://www.deni.gov.uk/the_northern__ireland__curriculum_-_amended
    ciaran
    how does that work in a “controlled school”

  • Ciarán Dunbar

    Lamhdearg2,

    This link way explain the different sectors.

    http://www.workingwithdiversity.org/div/destinationni/education/index.php