Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady along with Síomha Ní Ruairc of Bliain na Gaeilge presented Rachel Ní Gallachair of Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré with a €1,000 award for the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and Bliain na Gaeilge art competition, in a presentation ceremony at Sligo Central Library.
Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 is a celebration of the Irish language and 125 years since the beginning of the Irish language revival. As part of the celebrations Bliain na Gaeilge and Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia held an art competition in the month of March with a €32,000 prize fund. Over 5,000 students took part in the competition and each county winner will receive €1,000 to be given to the winner and their school.
Speaking at the presentation, Síomha Ní Ruairc, Bliain na Gaeilge Co-ordinator, Conradh na Gaeilge said:
“It was great to be in Sligo Central Library today to present the county award for the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and Bliain na Gaeilge art competition. With the thousand of entries from all over the country Rachel Ní Gallachair and her teacher múinteoir Samantha Ní Bheirn should be very proud of their achievement today.”
Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady said:
“It was a great honour to present Rachel Ní Gallachair, Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré with the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and Bliain na Gaeilge award. As Mayor it is always a great privilege to engage with schools in the county and to see such talent as evident today. Congratulations to Rachel, and Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré”