Students returning from a summer spent at the Gaeltacht

Record numbers of St Paul’s students spent part of their summer learning Irish at the Donegal Gaeltacht. Students attended colleges in both Loch an Iúir and Machaire Rabhartaigh. Head of Irish at St Paul’s, Miss Ciara McCoy, was delighted with the huge increase in numbers of students heading to Donegal during the Summer break. “It […]

Events, Gaeilge, Gaeltacht, News, Students

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

Over the month of March, a host of activities for pupils of all ages to highlight Seachtain na Gaeilge and to promote our Irish language and culture throughout St Paul’s were organised. Year 8s competed in a poster competition and had a chance to gain a cúpla focal badge to show their achievement in Irish […]

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Year 11 and Year 13 Gaeilge students attend Gaeltacht

On Thursday 26th February, Year 11 and Year 13 Irish students, accompanied with Miss Mc Coy and Mr Mooney, embarked on a 4-day trip to the Gaeltacht in Rann na Feirste, Co. Dhún na nGall. The trip was ran in collaboration with 3 other schools, Sacred Heart Grammar School, St Louis Grammar Kilkeel and Abbey […]

Events, Gaeilge, Gaeltacht, Irish, News, Students

Coiste na Gaeilge Ardscoil Naomh Pól

Coiste na Gaeilge is a new Irish Language committee within St. Paul’s. It is the aim of the committee to promote Irish among our pupils and staff. The quality of spoken Irish in St. Paul’s is great, but it can be excellent. Our aim is for students and teachers to be able to walk along […]

Coiste na Gaeilge, Gaeilge, News, Students

Students success at Irish public speaking competition

On Monday 22nd September, two Year 11 students, Niall Campbell and Cormac Feely travelled to Glasgow alongside Irish teacher Mr Stephen Mooney to compete in ‘Rí Chéile’, a public speaking competition of the Irish language and Gáidhlig na hAlbain (Scottish Gaelic). This came as a result of Niall finishing first in the prestigious Irish public […]

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Turas Gaeltachta 2014

On Thursday 3rd April, twenty four Year 11 Irish GCSE students and 5 AS Level students embarked on a trip to Rann na Feirste in the Donegal Gaeltacht for four days. Accompanied by Irish teachers, Mr Quinn and Mr Mooney, the pupils stayed with local families where Irish is spoken as an every-day language. The […]

Gaeilge, Gaeltacht, Irish, News, Students, Visits

Year 9 Irish students hit a million in Memrise challenge

Congratulations to the super Year 9 Irish students who have achieved over one million points on language learning website Memrise. The students have been using the innovative website to help with their new vocabulary acquisition and quickly racked up over a million points between them in less than three weeks. Students Michael Hillon, Darren Crilly, Ryan […]

Announcements, Gaeilge, Irish, News, Success

Irish public speaking success for Niall and Anita

Head of Irish at St Paul’s, Miss Ciara McCoy, Irish teacher, Mr Stephen Mooney, Príomhoide, Ardscoil Naomh Pól, Mr Jarlath Burns, Year 10 student, Niall Campbell and Year 13 student, Anita Dennison, who both excelled at the recent Ulster Final of ‘Abair’ public speaking competition. Year 10 student at St Paul’s High School, Niall Campbell […]

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Prestigious Irish Language award for St Paul’s High School

Pictured above Students Saorlaith Ní Dhughaill and Ronan Davies, and Principal, Mr Oliver Mooney receive Sciath an Athar Uí Mhuirí (the Father Murray Shield) from President of Comhaltas Uladh, Mr Niall Comer. Pictured above are St Paul’s students along with Head of Irish Miss Ciara McCoy, Irish teachers at St Paul’s, Mr Dáithí Murray, Mr Jarlath […]

Gaeilge, Gaeltacht, Irish, Languages, News, Students, Success

OLTE graduation for Miss McCoy

On the 22nd March 2012, the Regional Training Unit (RTU) for N Ireland, celebrated its final graduation for the Online Learning and Teaching for Educators (OLTE) Programme in the Craigantlet Room, Stranmillis University College Belfast.  This year seventy six post-primary teachers from across Northern Ireland schools, including Head of Irish at St Paul’s, Miss Ciara […]

Announcements, Gaeilge, ICT, Irish, Staff, Staff Development

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