Sgoil Gheamhraidh Nàiseanta July 2016

Our Sgoil Gheamhraidh 2016 went off extremely well. This is the first year we have held the Sgoil in Brisbane and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet many Queensland Gaelic learners for the first time.

Cromwell College at the University of Queensland was an ideal location, with function rooms and accommodation close together in the one venue. The College organised a delicious special “Christmas in July” meal on the Saturday evening. The Cromwell College Chapel was a lovely place for us to hold our joint sessions, including our AGM and our Ceilidh. Once again, our Ceilidh brought to light some hidden talents and we were treated to fiddle playing, singing and some skits and joint plays and poetry reading by many members.

Our teachers, as usual, had prepared some stimulating classes and activities for all levels of learners. We were helped with items to present at the Ceilidh, and we learnt a Gaelic song, Tàladh ar Slànair (the Christ Child’s Lullaby) which was written by Father Ranald Rankin of Moidart in 1855.

The whole weekend was a great way of increasing our enthusiasm for Gaelic, and giving us a kick start for further improvement during the coming year.

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