By Suzanne Pender
A VERY impressive summer programme of events ‘as Gaeilge’ from tiny tots to teenagers has been announced for Carlow this week by Glór Cheatharlach.
The full schedule will include the Coláiste Samhraidh or Irish Summer College for teenagers, Campa Samhraidh for primary school children and a junior camp, Campa na nÓg, for the tiny tots – all taking place during July.
Coláiste Samhraidh ’22 offers students the opportunity to have a taste of the Gaeltacht experience without leaving home. It will consist of an intensive week-long course from 9.30am to 3pm daily, taking place from 4-8 July.
The course will be based at Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach and welcomes participants ranging from sixth-class pupils to junior cert students. Classes will be conducted by experienced teachers, with the participants in classes based on age.
In addition to the daily Irish classes, a variety of fun activities, including sport and games, will all be conducted through Irish. The fee is €120 and a deposit of €50 is necessary to reserve a place. Registration is filling quickly, so anyone who’s interested in taking part is advised to enrol as soon as possible as numbers are limited for both the junior and senior groups.
Carlow’s Irish mini-camp, or Campa na nÓg, will be based at Áras na nÓg in the Éire Óg complex and will run for one week from 11-15 July. Catering for children aged four and five years, it will take place from 10am to 1pm daily and include a variety of events and activities suitable for this particular age group. The fee is €50.
Campa Samhraidh, the long-established and ever-popular summer camp as Gaeilge for primary school children, will run from 18 -22 July. Based in Gaelscoil Cheatharlach, it will cater for primary school children aged six to ten years from 10am to 2pm daily. The fee of €60 will cover all campa activities, including arts and crafts, sport and games, swimming and day trips.
Check out facebook.com/glor.cheatharlach for full details on the summer programme of activities ‘as Gaeilge’ in Carlow.
For application forms and to book places, contact Glór Cheatharlach on 085 1340047, 087 2857048 or email [email protected].