Local student picks up lucrative Gaeltacht scholarship
By Echo Reporter
KATIE Ní Bhearúin, a member of the Irish language youth club in Tallaght, has won a full scholarship to attend a Gaeltacht summer college in Donegal.
Feachtas teamed up with Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, an Irish language summer college in south west Donegal to offer the full scholarship.
Katie won the lucrative scholarship after her Gaeltacht video was chosen from a large number of entries. The judges commended the high standard of submissions which were open to all Feachtas youth clubs across Dublin.
The scholarship covers the entire costs associated with a Gaeltacht course, including registration, board, and course fees.
Pádraigín Nic Ghearailt, Feachtas Chairperson, says that the scholarship will provide Katie with a great opportunity to enjoy and learn Irish in fun and authentic environment in Donegal.
“We are delighted to provide Katie with this opportunity to attend the Gaeltacht. Katie’s winning video entry impressed the judges. She is a deserving winner.”
Caitríona Nic Giolla Easpaig, representative of Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, presented Katie with her prize at the youth club on Monday night.
Caitríona Nic Giolla Easpaig, Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, said:
“We are delighted that we can offer a full scholarship to Katie. We aim to provide an authentic, exhilarating Gaeltacht experience in Teelin for teenagers. We focus on three things in Teelin; the Irish language, friendship and fun. We look forward to having Katie with us this summer.”
Club Óige Feachtas are a youth club, based in Rua Red, Tallaght for young Irish speakers aged 11-14.
The club is open, Monday nights, during the school year from 6.30-8pm.
For further information on Feachtas, see www.feachtas.ie or contact Loretta Ní Churraighín on 087 904 61 36 or email firstname.lastname@example.org