Gaelscoil Philib Barún

Articles about the Irish language

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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Irish language classes every Friday

The school will offer Irish language classes for parents every Friday morning in the school beginning on Friday, 11 November 2022 from 9:15am to 10:15am. Classes will run for 6 weeks, are free of charge and all abilities are welcome to attend. Emphasis will be on oral Irish and communication with children who are pupils in this school. Contact the school office if you would like to attend.

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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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Irish Classes for Parents

If you would like to participate in a mixed ability Irish language class for parents of pupils in the school, we will run a virtual class (from 7 – 8pm on Zoom) starting on Tuesday, 11 January 2022. The classes will continue each week (Tuesdays, at the same time) for 8 weeks. Classes are free and informal and interested parents can enrol by sending an email to where you will receive a link to join the classes.

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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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Saoirse Movie Launch

Introduction The school is delighted and proud to launch “Saoirse”, an Irish language short film produced by the students of 6th class in Gaelscoil Philib Barún in Tramore, Co. Waterford in Ireland. The film was shot at various locations around Tramore from March-May 2021 and the movie’s name, which is pronounced “Seer-sha”, is the Irish word for Freedom. Saoirse The concept for the film is rooted in Irish folklore and the stories of the fairies in Ireland’s heritage. It explores

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Ranganna Gaeilge do thuismitheoirí agus aoisigh|Irish Classes for Parents & Adults

Cuirfear tús i mbliana le ranganna Gaeilge do thuismitheoirí ar an gCéadaoin seo an 8ú lá Mí na Samhna 2017 ó 9:30 go dtí 10:30 i seomra leabharlainne na scoile. Beidh na ceachtanna dírithe ar chomhrá ach beidh míreanna faoi conas cuidiú le obair bhaile. Bíonn meascán cumais sna ranganna agus tá siad saor. Fáilte roimh chách. Irish classes for parents of pupils attending the Gaelscoil and adults who wish to improve their Irish will recommence on Wednesdays from the

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Beidh an Ghaodhlaigh fá mheas Fós|Irish will be valued yet

Ar ócáid oscailt na scoile nua foilsíodh an t-alt seo sa Munster Express. “Beidh an Ghaodhlaigh fá mheas Fós” — Pilib Barún (1801-44) On the occasion opening of the new school building the following article was published in the Munster Express. “Irish will be valued yet” — Philib Barron (1801-44) Tá Gaelscoil Philib Barún ar an bhfód anois breis is tríocha bliain. Ag freastal go dílis ar mhuintir na Trá Móire gur mhór leo an Ghaeilge agus gur mhaith leo

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