Students and staff of Mayfield Community School took part in Gaeilge 24, a nationwide challenge, run by Conradh na Gaeilge.

Mayfield Community School saw over 75 staff and students, all of whom wore green t-shirts supplied by Conrad na Gaeilge, participate in this initiative, however, each and every member of the school community made a huge joint effort in speaking and promoting the use of the Irish language both inside and outside the classroom. Different activities ‘as Gaeilge’ were held throughout the school day.

1st years participated in a Gaelic football blitz while 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year students enjoyed a ‘Tráth ns gCeist’, or Table Quiz as most of us know it.

Irish teacher Ms Clíona O’Callaghan coordinated this event and said “Gaeilge 24 was a huge success and wonderful way for students to speak Irish outside of the classroom. We look forward to many other similar initiatives”


From early morning, a fantastic atmosphere was palpable all over the school. Both staff and students alike thoroughly enjoyed the day and the countdown to next year has already begun.



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