Donegal County Council Logo
Home > Your Council > CommunicationsOffice > Press Releases > Gaeltacht Scholarships 2015

26/05/2015 - Fáilte chun na Gaeltachta

Gaeltacht Scholarship 2015 379 x 269

Pupils from Donegal who received a full Gaeltacht Summer Scholarship under Donegal County Councils Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme

 

34 eagar and enthusiastic young pupils from all corners of Donegal have just received received the gift of a full Gaeltacht summer scholarship as part of the annual Donegal County Council Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme, which was jointly presented by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr John Campbell, and Cathaoirleach of the Council’s Coiste na Gaeilge, Cllr Mick Quinn  on Monday 25th  May in Lifford.

 

Young 11-year-old, Jake McDaid, from Sappagh in Muff stated that he was very pleased to get this opportunity to attend Coláiste Ghael Linn in Bun an Inbhir in Gaoth Dobhair, a sentiment echoed by 13yr old Charlene McGinley from An Tearmann who will be taking up a three-week summer placement in Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in Dunlewey. Cathaoirleach Clr. John Campbell, who officially welcomed the pupils and parents to the ceremony in Irish, referred to the importance of the Irish language in Donegal, his own experiences with the language as a learner, and he wished the young people all the best during their time in the rich linguistic community of the Gaeltacht.

 

Cllr Mick Quinn, chairperson of the Council’s Irish language committee ‘Coiste na Gaeilge’ thanked the various colleges who were also supporting the annual scheme by providing 17 matching scholarships for the 17 provided by Donegal County Council, including Coláiste Bhríde in Rann na Feirste, Coláiste Árainn Mhór on Arranmore Island, Coláiste Chill Chartha in Kilcar, Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne in Teelin, Coláiste Chú Chulainn in Gaoth Dobhair, Coláiste Ghael Linn in Gaoth Dobhair, Coláiste na Rosann in Annagry and Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in Dunlewey. ‘The Council received a total of 465 applications this year’ he stated, ‘and we are presenting 34 full scholarships to the lucky pupils whose names were drawn out in an open and fair draw in which everyone had the same chance. And the scheme is worth up to approximately €25,000 in total’, he continued, which is a significant investment in our language, and in our youth, and in our county. He thanked the ongoing support and work of his fellow colleagues on Coiste na Gaeilge.

 

Seán Ó Daimhín, Irish Language Development Officer for Donegal County Council stated that it was important that we demonstrated to our young people that we ourselves respected the language. He talked about the increasing importance of the language in the area of work and the public service in general, and referred to a range of activities within Council, including Seachtain na Gaeilge events earlier this year in the libraries across the county, the implementation of the Council’s Language Scheme 2014-2017, plans for including the Irish language as part of the programme of events for the 2016 centenary year, and also the inclusion of Irish language initiatives as part of the up and coming Local Economic and Community Plan for the county.

 

 

List of pupil names below

 

For more photos visit our Facebook page

 

Ainmneacha don Scéim Scoláireachta 2015

 

 

Liosta Deiridh do Scoláireachtaí   Gaeltachta 2015

Kathlyn McFeeley, Uisce Chaoin, Magh

Coláiste Bhríde, Rann na Feirste

Leah Quigley, Ballynally, Bun an Phobail, Leifear

Coláiste Bhríde, Rann na Feirste

Donna McConnellogue, Sappagh, Magh

Coláiste Ghael Linn, Bun an Inbhir

Sophie Doherty, Bóthar Ghaoth Dobhair, An   Clochán Liath

Coláiste Ghael Linn, Bun an Inbhir

Jake McDaid, Sappagh, Magh

Coláiste Ghael Linn, Bun an Inbhir

Lauren Callaghan, An Phríomhshráid, Cúil   na gCuirridín

Coláiste Ghael Linn, Bun an Inbhir

Niamh O'Hagan, Sappagh, Magh

Coláiste na Rosann, Anagaire

Rebecca Blaney, County Lane, An Clochán   Liath

Coláiste na Rosann, Anagaire

Ruairí Kelly, Glenmaquin, Leitir Ceanainn

Coláiste na Rosann, Anagaire

Orla Egan, An Cheathrú Chaol

Coláiste na Rosann, Anagaire

Aoife Ní Dhuibhir, An Bábhún/Bavan, Cill   Charthaigh

Coláiste na Rosann, Anagaire

Mathew Callaghan, Arda Radharc an Bhaile,   Bealach Féich

Coláiste na Rosann, Anagaire

Rebecca Blackburn, Magheracorran, Conmhaigh

Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún Lúiche

Éimear Nic Pháidín, Cnoc an Chuilinn,   Hollymount,

Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún Lúiche

Charlene McGinley, Cashleenan, An   Tearmann

Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún Lúiche

Odhrán McGlynn, Thompsonstonduff, An   Clochán

Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún Lúiche

James Monagle, Cloch Ard, Gleann Tóchair,   Carn Domhnach

Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún Lúiche

Tadhg Quigley Brennan, Bóthar Leitir   Ceanainn, Ráth Mealtain

Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, Teileann

Siobhán Ní Dhochartaigh An   Bogach Carraig Dún na nGall Contae Dhún na

Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, Teileann

Shannon Doherty, Ard na Rí, An Lána Fada,   Leitir Ceanainn

Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, Teileann

Máirtín Mac Fheargail, Assaroe View, Béal   Átha Seanaidh

Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, Teileann

Róise Ní Andersson, Coguis, Cill   Charthaigh

Coláiste Chill Chartha

Danielle Masterson-Burrows, Lawne Close, Béal   Átha Seanaidh

Coláiste Chill Chartha

Ava McGinley, Na Caislíní Cill Charthaigh

Coláiste Chill Chartha

Aisling O'Malley, Clós Naomh Muire, St Mary's   Close

Coláiste Chill Chartha

Courtney O'Connor, Carnmalin Carn   Mhálanna, Cionn Mhálanna

Coláiste Chill Chartha

Seán Coleman,Dungorman, Caisleán na Finne

Coláiste Chill Chartha

Aoife Kelly, An Craoslach, Leitir   Ceanainn

Coláiste Chill Chartha

Conor Bowe, The Fairways, Leitir Ceanainn

Coláiste Árainn Mhór

Harry White, Na Mínligh / The Fairways, An   Glaidhb, Leitir Ceanainn

Coláiste Árainn Mhór

Shaun Marley, Coillte Feargail, An   Clochán

Coláiste Chú Chulainn

Chloe Doherty, Baile Áir / Ballyare, Ráth   Mealtain

Coláiste Chú Chulainn

Amy Dilleyston, Cornfield Lane / An Baile   Nua

Coláiste Chú Chulainn

Amelia Yeoman, Gort na mBó,  Aghilly, Bun Cranncha

Coláiste Chú Chulainn

 

 

 

 

Rate this Page

Select an option below

-->

Map Services

Map Portal

  • Rennet Image
  • NPPR Logo
  • Donegal Gathering Logo
  • Donegal Tourism Logo
  • Donegal Diaspora Logo
  • Public Art logo
  • Regional Cultural Centre logo
  • Spaceial logo
  • IrishWater
  • LEO