As witnessed by their earth-shattering, rib-tickling, headspinning Moncaí Damhsa video last week, it’s clear St Laurence’s kids don’t do things by halves.
When they commit to an idea, they commit, whether it’s putting together their own newspaper, conjuring up Hogwarts, or doing that bonkers Monkey Dance.
We were going to swing up on Thursday for their latest shenanigans, a day celebrating Ireland through its native tongue, history and costumes, but, with the announcement earlier that morning that all schools were about to close until March 29th – thanks to that nasty coronavirus – we thought it best to let one of the teachers (and organisers) Sineád Foley take those happy snaps.
And these are very, very happy snaps, packed with Irish goodness. And, of course, madness.
Over there, it’s Mr Tayto! And there’s Bosco! And Katie Taylor! And here comes the Titanic, and – oh! oh! – there’s an iceberg loitering menacingly downstream.
And wait, is that a Full Irish Breakfast walking down the hall…?
Luckily, all these Irish icons were safe and sound within the hallowed walls of St Laurence’s National School, given that the High Kings & Queens of Tara were guarding the castle gates.
As to what the festival itself is all about, over to Sinead…
Féasta Mór was created by the staff of St. Laurence’s to encourage enthusiasm around Gaeilge and use of the language. Following the success of last year’s Hogwarts World Book Day celebrations, we wanted to bring the same energy and sense of fun to our Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations.
The staff worked tirelessly to promote Irish culture, heritage and language in the run up to Féasta Mór, which culminated in a day of fun and activity for the kids themselves. The children shaped the day by dressing as characters from Irish culture and had a ball engaging in a variety of different lessons related to Gaeilge.
We wanted to show the kids the fun side of Gaeilge and how it can be used in everyday life – which is why we created the Moncaí Damhsa video. The kids had a blast engaging with all these activities and hopefully will have a renewed sense of pride in ár dteanga (our language) and feel inspired to use it!
Boom! Or, should we say, Bóom! You can catch the full gallery of Sinead’s shots from the day right about here.
Thanks to VR Tours for the video. Now, go check out their perfect Moncaí Damhsa video right over here.
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