Gaelscoil Philib Barún

Introducing Gaelscoil Gig 2023

Gaelscoil Philib Barún is delighted to promote the latest Gaelscoil Gig. After the success of last year’s concert, the Parents Association are running another concert as a fundraiser for the school. This time it is Rónán O’Snodaigh (Kila) & Myles O’Reilly, whose latest single is available to view from their official video. The concert will take place at the school on Wednesday, 24 January 2024 and tickets are now available for sale through Eventbrite at a cost of €20 (plus

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Gaelscoil Philib Barún presents Liam Ó Maonlaí

As part of it’s celebration of language and culture during the upcoming Seachtain na Gaeilge (March 2023), Gaelscoil Philib Barún presents Liam Ó Maonlaí, musician and singer, in concert in the school hall on Wednesday, 8 March 2023. Support will be provided by Cór Fear na nDéise and by our own Múinteoir Dara Blount. Tickets are available via Eventbrite only and will cost €15 + fees. Tickets will be available to the general public from Saturday, 11 February 2023 onwards.

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Celebrating our Christmas Concerts

The entire school community enjoyed our recent Christmas concert series that were held in-person at the school hall once again, after a 2 year absence due to Covid-19. For many parents, this was their first time to ever see their child perform on stage, a precious part of family life and memory creation that should not be underestimated. Here is a selection of photographs taken on the night.

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Christmas Concerts 2022

We are beyond thrilled to welcome the families and friends of our pupils back to the school in person, to enjoy our series of Christmas concerts for 2022. These will be held in the school hall on Monday-Tuesday, 19-20 December 2022 as follows: Time Monday, 19 December 2022 Tuesday, 20 December 2022 6:00pm Junior Infants (Naíonáin Bheaga) Senior Infants (Naíonáin Mhóra) 6:30pm First Class (Rang 1) Second Class (Rang 2) 7:00pm Third Class (Rang 3) Fourth Class (Rang 4) 7:30pm

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An Féar Gortach (The Hungry Grass)

An Féar Gortach (The Hungry Grass) is a short film produced by Sixth Class at Gaelscoil Philib Barún in Tramore, Ireland. The film explores the theme of the Irish Famine 175 years ago and the story begins when Muireann (played by Molly Swift) walks through the hungry grass and is brought back to Tramore during the famine, where she meets Cáit (played by Róisín Ní hEithir) and her family. Cáit is faced with challenges, such as unaffordable rent from her

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Gaelscoil welcomes our Ukrainian friends

Gaelscoil Philib Barún is an immersion education primary school where all subjects are taught through the Irish language. English is also taught in full and pupils follow exactly the same English language curriculum as all other primary schools in Ireland. The staff and pupils of Gaelscoil Philib Barún school are very happy and humbled to welcome and accommodate new pupils from Ukraine and, as a gesture of solidarity and inclusion, we have updated our school website so that it is

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Red Hat sponsors school STEAM projects

The Board of Management for Gaelscoil Philib Barún wishes to acknowledge the extremely generous sponsorship recently received from Red Hat in Waterford for our STEAM projects at the school. This funding, which was provided by the Red Hat Cares team (a part of Red Hat’s Community & Social Responsibility programme), will help us to continue with initiatives which combine technology and the arts in our curriculum. The recent sponsorship will be invested in LEGO Education robotic kits for the junior

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Movie Awards Featured on Local Radio

The school’s recent successes in the National Schools Drama Competition (where their short film, Saoirse, won 3 awards) were featured on local radio recently, where Muinteoir Ben and the lead actress from the movie (Issie O’Sullivan) were interviewed about the Saoirse movie on WLRfm‘s “Mar Dhea” Irish language show. Their interview aired at 8:30pm on Sunday, 4 July 2021 and you can listen to it below (or by clicking here). Gaelscoil Philip Barún is very grateful to WLRfm and radio presenter,

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Saoirse Movie Wins 3 National Drama Awards

On behalf of the entire school community, we want to congratulate the pupils of 6th class and their teacher, Ben, on their triumph at the National School Drama Competition earlier this week. Their short film, Saoirse, which was submitted for consideration to the annual competition and which was formally launched at the school last week, won a total of 3 awards, including: Best Actor, for Issie O’Sullivan’s portrayal of Saoirse in the movie. Best New Production. Best Film of the

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Thank You, Muinteoir Ben

Muinteori Ben received a surprise gift earlier today, to thank him for all of the effort he has invested in producing the “Saoirse” film, which was formally launched earlier today. The gift, which took the form of a Vinyl EP of the movie soundtrack, was presented by former pupil Kelly Ní Mheirnín who composed, recorded and produced the music in the film. The EP was created by CopySmith, an Irish-based media production company. Ben’s suggestion that Kelly produce the movie

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