Tayto Park

28 Meán Fómhair 2018

An Foras Pátrúnachta (Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille’s Patron Body) is celebrating 25 years since its foundation in 1993. An Foras Pátrúnachta is the largest patron of Irish-medium schools in Ireland at both primary and secondary level. There are over 70 schools under its patronage. An Foras Pátrúnachta is a patron of Irish-medium schools that have a choice of a Catholic, Multi-denominational and Interdenominational ethos. The vision of An Foras Pátrúnachta is to develop & promote education through the medium of Irish throughout the country.

An Foras Patrúnachta is organised  ‘Lá na nDaltaí’ in Tayto Park on Friday the 28/09/18. There were up to 5,000 pupils who attend Gaelscoileanna all over the country in attendance on the day. Pupils from 5th and 6th class in Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille attended.

This was a wonderful occasion where the use of ‘Gaeilge’ as a natural, everyday spoken language was celebrated. We were extremely lucky weather wise on the day. It was an enjoyable, wonderful and exciting day for all.