Pól Ó Muirí
The co-ordinating body for Irish-language schools, Gaelscoileanna, is looking for entrants for its annual talent competition for Irish-medium and Gaeltacht post-primary schools, Scléip! The competition aims to encourage pupils to use Irish in the arts and has eight different categories: pop/rock music; creative dance (solo); creative dance (group); solo singing; music groups; drama/mime and variety acts.
The organisation hopes that today’s generation will “be inspired in the same way as ex-gaelscoil pupils before them, such as members of Kíla, the Frames and of course Dara Ó Briain”. Regional heats will take place in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Derry this month and February with the final to be held in the Axis Theatre, Ballymun, Dublin, on Saturday 20th March.