Students set for Limerick Beo event

Students set for Limerick Beo event
A group of Donegal students from two schools are set to visit Limerick for a special music event.

A group of Donegal students from two schools are set to visit Limerick for a special music event.

The “Beo Ireland” event aims to get young people interested in music by organising and attending music gigs in their local area and around Ireland, whilst putting an emphasis on the Irish language and culture.

Founded in 2009 by Joseph McKelvey and transition-year students from Letterkenny secondary schools, Beo has become an anticipated music competition nationwide.

In 2011, Beo was short-listed as a finalist in the Designs for Learning Competition. This national contest was run by the National Digital Research Centre in association with the National Science Gallery, which has helped to make Beo what it is today.

The transition-year committee members of 2014-2015 have worked hard to organise a Beo event in Limerick on November 28th for transition-year students from Coláiste Ailigh, Loreto Letterkenny and Saint Eunan’s College.

Part of the day will consist of social conscience talks from Aaron Casey, a member of The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the father of Donal Walsh, who will present the Donal Walsh Live Life talk.

Students will attend the music gig at Coláiste Nano Nagle, where Limerick-based Little Tents will be performing, as well as Clare-born Daithí Ó Drónaí and the Cork band, Neon Atlas.

They will also have a chance to tour the city.

Further Beo dates include the 18th of December in Belfast and an event organised by Loreto and Saint Eunan’s students on the 27th of February 2015 in the Regional Culture Centre in Letterkenny.

For more information please visit www.BeoIreland.com