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Top Scottish prize goes to Dingwall Academy student

11th October 2011

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A group of Gaelic speaking teenagers recently visited Clòndalkin nearby to Dublin as part of the annual international Gaelic debate ‘Ri Chèile’ organised by Comunn na Gàidhlig in Scotland and Gael Linn in Ireland. Pupils from Tain, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, Dingwall and Stornoway were joined by pupils from different areas of Ireland. Over and above the debate they had the opportunity to learn some Gaeilge and also visited schools that offer education through the medium of Gaeilge. They listened to a Talk on the work and language of the Clondalkin community and there was a trip to Dublin where they viewed the historical and famous Book of Kells. Colm O’ Néill, Coláiste Eoin, Dublin was the overall winner with Eilidh Campbell, Dingwall Academy coming first for Scotland (both pictured above) and Oisín MacAoidh, Coláiste Cholmáin, Newry, Co. Down coming first for Ireland.
Eilidh said, “I did not think I was going to win anything, especially with the high standard of the other speeches”.
Topics covered this year included, ‘Is Facebook damaging true friendships?’, ‘The effect tourists have on the island’ and ‘Should assisted suicide be legal?’.

Ri Chèile is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Colm Cille, Comunn na Gàidhlig, Foras na Gaeilge and Gael Linn.

Inverness

Comunn na Gàidhlig

5 Mitchell's Lane

Inverness

IV2 3HQ

Scotland

01463 234138

oifis@cnag.org

 

 

Stornoway

Comunn na Gàidhlig

An Tosgan

54a Rathad Shìphort

Stornoway

Isle of Lewis

HS1 2SD

Scotland

01851 701802

oifis@cnag.org

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