DONEGAL STUDENTS PRESENTED WITH GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS

first_imgThe students are presented what their scholarships earlier today.A total of 34 eagar and enthusiastic young pupils from all corners of Donegal have just received received the gift of a full Gaeltacht summer scholarship as part of the annual Donegal County Council Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme.The students were jointly presented by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr John Campbell, and Cathaoirleach of the Council’s Coiste na Gaeilge, Cllr Mick Quinn on Monday 25th May in Lifford.Young 11-year-old, Jake McDaid, from Sappagh in Muff stated that he was very pleased to get this opportunity to attend Coláiste Ghael Linn in Bun an Inbhir in Gaoth Dobhair, a sentiment echoed by 13yr old Charlene McGinley from An Tearmann who will be taking up a three-week summer placement in Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in Dunlewey.Cathaoirleach Clr. John Campbell, who officially welcomed the pupils and parents to the ceremony in Irish, referred to the importance of the Irish language in Donegal, his own experiences with the language as a learner, and he wished the young people all the best during their time in the rich linguistic community of the Gaeltacht.Cllr Mick Quinn, chairperson of the Council’s Irish language committee ‘Coiste na Gaeilge’ thanked the various colleges who were also supporting the annual scheme by providing 17 matching scholarships for the 17 provided by Donegal County Council, including Coláiste Bhríde in Rann na Feirste, Coláiste Árainn Mhór on Arranmore Island, Coláiste Chill Chartha in Kilcar, Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne in Teelin, Coláiste Chú Chulainn in Gaoth Dobhair, Coláiste Ghael Linn in Gaoth Dobhair, Coláiste na Rosann in Annagry and Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in Dunlewey. ‘The Council received a total of 465 applications this year’ he stated, ‘and we are presenting 34 full scholarships to the lucky pupils whose names were drawn out in an open and fair draw in which everyone had the same chance. And the scheme is worth up to approximately €25,000 in total’, he continued, which is a significant investment in our language, and in our youth, and in our county. He thanked the ongoing support and work of his fellow colleagues on Coiste na Gaeilge.Addressing those present in Irish, Séamus Neely, Chief Executive Officer for Donegal County Council stated that it was important that we demonstrated to our young people that we ourselves respected the language.He talked about the increasing importance of the language in the area of work and the public service in general, and referred to a range of activities within Council, including Seachtain na Gaeilge events earlier this year in the libraries across the county, the implementation of the Council’s Language Scheme 2014-2017, plans for including the Irish language as part of the programme of events for the 2016 centenary year, and also the inclusion of Irish language initiatives as part of the up and coming Local Economic and Community Plan for the county.ENDList of pupil names below Ainmneacha don Scéim Scoláireachta 2015Liosta Deiridh do Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2015Kathlyn McFeeley, Uisce Chaoin, MaghColáiste Bhríde, Rann na FeirsteLeah Quigley, Ballynally, Bun an Phobail, LeifearColáiste Bhríde, Rann na FeirsteDonna McConnellogue, Sappagh, Magh Coláiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirSophie Doherty, Bóthar Ghaoth Dobhair, An Clochán LiathColáiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirJake McDaid, Sappagh, MaghColáiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirLauren Callaghan, An Phríomhshráid, Cúil na gCuirridínColáiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirNiamh O’Hagan, Sappagh, MaghColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireRebecca Blaney, County Lane, An Clochán Liath Coláiste na Rosann, AnagaireRuairí Kelly, Glenmaquin, Leitir CeanainnColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireOrla Egan, An Cheathrú ChaolColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireAoife Ní Dhuibhir, An Bábhún/Bavan, Cill CharthaighColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireMathew Callaghan, Arda Radharc an Bhaile, Bealach FéichColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireRebecca Blackburn, Magheracorran, ConmhaighColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheÉimear Nic Pháidín, Cnoc an Chuilinn, Hollymount,Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheCharlene McGinley, Cashleenan, An TearmannColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheOdhrán McGlynn, Thompsonstonduff, An ClochánColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheJames Monagle, Cloch Ard, Gleann Tóchair, Carn DomhnachColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheTadhg Quigley Brennan, Bóthar Leitir Ceanainn, Ráth MealtainColáiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannSiobhán Ní Dhochartaigh 24/02/2001 An Bogach Carraig Dún na nGall Contae Dhún naColáiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannShannon Doherty, Ard na Rí, An Lána Fada, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannMáirtín Mac Fheargail, Assaroe View, Béal Átha Seanaidh Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannRóise Ní Andersson, Coguis, Cill CharthaighColáiste Chill CharthaDanielle Masterson-Burrows, Lawne Close, Béal Átha SeanaidhColáiste Chill CharthaAva McGinley, Na Caislíní Cill CharthaighColáiste Chill CharthaAisling O’Malley, Clós Naomh Muire, St Mary’s CloseColáiste Chill CharthaCourtney O’Connor, Carnmalin Carn Mhálanna, Cionn MhálannaColáiste Chill CharthaSeán Coleman,Dungorman, Caisleán na FinneColáiste Chill CharthaAoife Kelly, An Craoslach, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Chill CharthaConor Bowe, The Fairways, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Árainn MhórHarry White, Na Mínligh / The Fairways, An Glaidhb, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Árainn MhórShaun Marley, Coillte Feargail, An ClochánColáiste Chú ChulainnChloe Doherty, Baile Áir / Ballyare, Ráth MealtainColáiste Chú ChulainnAmy Dilleyston, Cornfield Lane / An Baile NuaColáiste Chú ChulainnAmelia Yeoman, Gort na mBó, Aghilly, Bun CrannchaColáiste Chú ChulainnDé Luain 25 Bealtaine. Ba é Cathaoirleach Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, An Clr. John Campbell, agus Cathaoirleach ar Choiste Gaeilge na Comhairle Contae, An Clr Mícheál Ó Cuinn, a rinne na scoláireachtaí a bhronnadh ar an aos óg ar an lá.Agus é ag caint ag an ócáid, dúirt Jake McDaid, atá aon bhliain déag d’aois, go raibh lúcháir air an deis seo a fháil freastal ar Choláiste Ghael Linn i mBun an Inbhir i nGaoth Dobhair, agus bhí an méid céanna le rá ag Charlene McGinley, 13bl, agus í ar tí freastal ar chúrsa de chuid Choláiste an Phiarsaigh i nDún Lúiche. Chuir an Cathaoirleach John Campbell fáilte fhoirmeálta roimh achan dalta agus achan tuismitheoir chuig an ócáid agus luaigh sé an tábhacht a bhí leis an Ghaeilge i gContae Dhún na nGall, a eispéireas féin agus a thaithí féin leis an teanga mar fhoghlaimeoir, agus ghuigh sé gach ádh leis na daoine óga le linn a gcuid laethanta saoire i gceantar saibhir na Gaeltachta.Ghabh an Clr. Mícheál Ó Cuinn, cathaoirleach ar Choiste Gaeilge na Comhairle Contae, ghabh sé buíochas leis na coláistí éagsúla atá ag tacú leis an scéim bhliantúil trí 17 scoláireacht a chur ar fáil i gcoinne an 17 scoláireacht atá á gcur ar fáil ag Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, ina measc Coláiste Bhríde i Rann na Feirste, Coláiste Árainn Mhór ar Oileán Árainn Mhór, Coláiste Chill Chartha, Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne i dTeileann, Coláiste Chú Chulainn i nGaoth Dobhair, Coláiste Ghael Linn i mBun an Inbhir, Coláiste na Rosann in Anagaire agus Coláiste an Phiarsaigh i nDún Lúiche. ‘Fuair an Chomhairle 465 iarratas san iomlán’ ar seisean ‘agus tá 34 lánscoláireacht á mbronnadh againn ar na daltaí ádhúla ar tarraingíodh a gcuid ainmneacha amach as an bhosca i gcrannchur oscailte agus cothrom ina raibh an deis chéanna ag achan duine. Is fiú suas le €25,000 an scéim seo’ a lean sé ‘agus is infheistíocht shuntasach í sin sa teanga, san óige agus sa chontae’. Ghabh sé buíochas lena chomhleacaithe tofa ar Choiste na Gaeilge.Agus é ag labhairt i nGaeilge, dúirt Bainisteoir Contae Dhún na nGall Séamus Ó Conghaola, go raibh sé tábhachtach dúinne a léiriú do na daoine óga go bhfuil meas againn féin ar an teanga. Labhair sé faoin tábhacht mhór a bhí bainte leis an teanga i saol na hoibre agus sa tseirbhís phoiblí i gcoitinne, agus rinne sé tagairt chomh maith do réimse imeachtaí agus gníomhaíochtaí laistigh den Chomhairle contae, ina measc imeachtaí Sheachtain na Gaeilge ní ba luaithe i mbliana sna leabharlanna ar fud an chontae, cur i bhfeidhm Scéim Teanga na Comhairle 2014-2017, pleananna leis an Ghaeilge a bheith san áireamh sa chlár imeachtaí atá á chur le chéile le haghaidh Chomóradh Céad Bliain 2016, agus go mbeidh an Ghaeilge mar chuid den Phlean Áitiúil Eacnamaíochta agus Pobail don chontae atá ar na bacáin.DONEGAL STUDENTS PRESENTED WITH GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGaeltacht Scholarshipslast_img read more

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