Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

Bhí muid an-ghnóthach i Scoil Íde i mbliana do Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2015.  Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl ón 1 go dtí an 17 Márta.  Chuireamar frásaí Gaeilge in airde ar bhallaí na scoile.  B’fhéidir go bhfaca tú iad?  Rinneamar sár-iarracht na frásaí a fhoghlaim agus iad a insint dár múinteoirí ag súil go bhfaigheadh muid cárta glas.

We were very busy in Scoil Íde this year during Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 (Irish Week).  Seachtain na Gaeilge ran from the 1st to the 17th of March.  We hung lots of Irish phrases on the walls around the school halls.  Maybe you noticed them?  We made a huge effort to learn the Irish phrases and tell our teachers what they were in the hope of perhaps getting a ‘cárta glas’ .

Ar an Aoine, an 6ú Márta, tháinig an scoil ar fad le chéile sa halla ag a 12:00i.n. agus chanamar amhrán Sheachtain na Gaeilge, ‘Is Leatsa Í’.  Bhí scoileanna ar fud na tíre á chanadh ag an am céanna.  Is amhrán álainn é agus tá sé le cloisteáil ar shuíomh idirlín

On Friday, the 6th March, the whole school came together in the hall at 12:00p.m. to sing the song of Seachtain na Gaeilge, ‘Is Leatsa Í’.   Schools all over the country were singing the song at the same time on that day.  It’s a beautiful song and you can hear it on the website

Tráth na gCeist Boird:

Maidin Dé Luain, an 9ú Márta, bhí Tráth na gCeist Boird againn sa halla.   Bhí scoláirí ó Rang a 3 go dtí Rang a 6 páirteach ann.  Bhí 5 bhabhta ceisteanna agus babhta amháin pictiúr.  Tá grianghrafanna de na buaiteoirí le feiceáil thíos.

On Monday morning, the 9th of March, we had a table quiz in the hall.  Students from 3rd to 6th class took part in the quiz.  There were 5 rounds of questions and 1 picture round.  The winners are pictured below.

Ceolchoirm agus Céilí Mór:

Chríochnaíomar ceiliúradh Sheachtain na Gaeilge ar an lá roimh Lá ‘le Pádraig.  Bhí ceolchoirm álainn sa halla againn.   Tháinig na Naíonáin Shóisearacha isteach ag máirseáil agus ag ceol agus ansin rinne gach rang píosa siamsaíochta os comhair na scoile ar fad.  Chanamar amhráin, dúramar rannta, sheinneamar na feadóga agus bhíomar ag damhsa.  Bhí an-spórt agus spraoi againn.  Ina dhiaidh sin, bhí an Céilí Mór againn.  Rinneamar an Staicín Eorna, Ballaí Luimnigh agus Ionsaí na hInse.   Sheasamar ar fad ar deireadh le ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ a chanadh le chéile.

We finished the celebrations of Seachtain na Gaeilge on the day before St. Patrick’s Day.  We had a lovely concert in the hall. The two Junior Infant classes began the proceedings by marching into the hall singing their St. Patrick’s Day song.  Every class then did their own party piece for the other classes.  We sang Irish songs, recited  Irish poems and rhymes, we played tunes on the tin whistles and we did some Irish dancing.  We had great fun.  Then we had the Big Céilí.  We danced the Stack of Barley, the Walls of Limerick and the Siege of Ennis.  We all stood at the end of the Céilí to sing ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ together.  

Sixth Class Events

Sixth Class have been very busy over the past few weeks, read about some of the activities they got up to.


On Tuesday the 20th of January, the students in Sixth Class travelled by bus to Oranmore Library to the Galway Primary School Debating Competition. It is the first year that Scoil Íde has taken part in the competition.

The team which consisted of Captain Lucja and her team mates Francesca and Ellen faced a strong opposing team – Scoil Iognáid. The motion on the day was: ‘We All Have the Right to Free Water’. It was our job to convince the audience of this as we proposed the motion.

Over the past few months, we have done a lot of work in the area of debating and persuasive writing. During the days leading up to this debate, we prepared diligently by working with our class, our teacher and Mrs. Horgan. We carried out a lot of research about the topic, re-wrote our speeches many times and practised reciting aloud. In the end, our speeches were brilliant!

When we got to Oranmore, it was straight down to business. Our class mates took their seats, the chairperson addressed the audience and the debate commenced. Lucja was the first speaker. She led our team excellently. Francesca followed on from her with some very strong points and Ellen confidently concluded our debate. Unfortunately in the end, the opposing team won.

Although we were disappointed we were very proud of our efforts. All in all it was a brilliant whole class experience and each and every one of us learnt and developed skills that will help us throughout our lives.


Cúpla seachtain ó shin nuair a bhíomar ag foghlaim faoi ‘éadaí’, bhí seó faisin againn i Rang a Sé. Bhíomar ag obair le chéile i ngrúpanna. Ghléas muid in éadaí difriúla ; sean éadaí, éadai nua, éadai geimhridh agus éadaí samhraidh. Fuaireamar na headaí sa bhaile, inár gcófraí agus i vardrúis ár máithreacha! Bhí an-spórt againn. Féach ar na pictiúiri! Nach bhfuil muid ag breathnú go hálainn!


Last Tuesday, the  27th of January, Sixth Class and our teacher went to the Town Hall Theatre to see a production of the show; ‘All Shook Up’, which was being staged by the transition year students in Salerno Secondary School.

The show commenced at 11 o’clock. When we arrived at the theatre, we were delighted when the steward showed us upstairs to the balcony. We were the only school seated on the upper level! We quickly sat back and enjoyed the show. We were able to sing along with lots of the songs as they were all songs made famous by ‘The King’ – Elvis Presley.

The show was quite light-hearted and humorous. There were many tales of romances, failed romances, and unrequited love in a sleepy little town in America in the 1960s! We all squirmed a little when it came to the ‘lovey-dovey’ parts , but laughed out loud and really engaged with the story.

It is safe to say we all had a great experience. Maybe one day we will be on stage in the Town Hall Theatre!


Last Friday afternoon the students of Sixth Class became scientists! We turned our classroom into a laboratory and demonstrated various interesting experiments to the children in both first class and fourth class.

We all worked in groups to carry out the different experiments. We prepared for the experiments for some weeks, collected a range of materials, researched information  and carefully planned the experiment processes. We supported our projects with pictures and posters which we made during art class.

The experiments carried out were ; testing for starch, electrical circuits, the electromagnet, friction and bearings, a water tornado, an aerosol spray-gun and a kaleidoscope.

During our science fair, we clearly explained what we were trying to prove, how the experiment works and the materials that we used. We showed models and diagrams to the children. We received a lot of positive feedback from everyone!

Tulca Festival 2014

The children of 5th class took part in the Tulca festival this year. On the 18th of November they set off for the City Library to enjoy a puppet show followed by a tour of the Tulca Art Gallery which was set up in the old printworks of the Connacht Tribune. Fabulous examples of modern art were on display for 5th class to admire. Afterwards it was 5th class’ chance to become artists. Each girl made a print using paint, foam and an old page from a book.

The Bug Doctor!

Dr. Michel Dugon from N.U.I. Galway  brought a selection of some hairy, scaly and exotic creatures to Salthill on Tuesday the 25th of November.

The brave children of Scoil Íde came face to face with snakes, lizards, tarantulas and many other interesting critters!

Congratulations Lucja!

Congratulations to Lucja from 6th class who won the Galway Lions Club Peace Poster Competition. We think she did  a fantastic job!

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Pet Days in Scoil Íde

2nd class had some fluffy visitors to their classroom recently.

Emma introduced the class to her friendly kitten Indie. Laura brought along her two Cavachon puppies Bob and Milly.