A first for Coláiste Lú hosting ‘Abair’
Coláiste Lú hosted ‘Abair’, the Irish public speaking competition recently. This was the first time that the competition took place in Co Louth and Réamonn Ó Ciaráin from Gael Linn thanked the school for hosting this event.
Students spoke for four minutes each on topical subjects such as Donald Trump, Brexit, city life, parental responsibilities, and the Northern Ireland Irish Language Act. The judges praised the excellent standard of Irish spoken and the confidence displayed in the delivery of the student’s speeches.
Coláiste Lú second year student Daniel Ó Nordáin was awarded second place in his category, and will compete in the Ulster Final which will be held in Tyrone in late March.
Students Justin Ó hÁgáin, Mia Ní hAilín, and Abbie Ní Bhrádaigh were presented with certificates and commended on their speeches. 25 Students from 8 different secondary schools in Dundalk and Newry took part in this prestigious competition.
Principal Deirdre Uí Liatháin welcomed teachers, students and visitors from Gael Linn and thanked everyone for their participation, and expressed the school’s delight at hosting such a memorable event. Is beatha teanga í a labhairt.
Pictured above main: Coláiste Lú Principal, Deirdre Uí Liatháin and representative from Gael Linn with the prize winners from school in Newry and Dundalk at the recent Abair competition hosted by Coláiste Lú