Gael Scoil is an immersive experience designed to help our young people grow in knowledge about Ireland and Irish culture
It is open to young people ages 12-18 of all walks of life. We aspire to engage others through active participation by partnering with area community members to offer exposure to traditional Irish activities.
Language – Attendees will learn the resonances of the Irish language and some vocabulary from an Irish speaking teacher.
History – Themes will encompass the Celts and the coming of Christianity, the influence of the Vikings, and the origins and consequences of the Great Famine (1845-55).
Dance – Irish traditional dance as well as step-dancing, will be demonstrated by dancers and the basic steps will be presented.
Music – the bodhran, harp, tin whistle and bagpipes. Students not only hear the music, they learn about the instruments and their histories. Students will receive a tin whistle and learn to play a few notes.
Sports – Hands on/and demonstration of Irish Football and Hurling provided by GAA Sports.
Traditional Irish Food – Attendees will receive traditional Irish snacks during breaks. Students will have to provide their own lunches, but 2 snacks and beverages will be provided.
Culture – The oral tradition and its contribution to Irish history is recounted through the art of storytelling.