Réalt Uladh 2014 to be held at LYIT - entries welcome

Réalt Uladh will be held in LYIT for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday 1 March 2014. There has been a fantastic turn out of schools from all across Donegal, Derry, Antrim and Tyrone in these competitions. “Without a doubt, our acknowledgement, sincere thanks and congratulations must go to all of the parents, teachers etc who help prepare the children and young people, so magnificently, for their competitions. They are enriching our culture, music and heritage, by keeping spoken Irish alive,” said Caitlín Conluain, Stiúrthóir Réalt Uladh.

Réalt Uladh will be held in LYIT for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday 1 March 2014. There has been a fantastic turn out of schools from all across Donegal, Derry, Antrim and Tyrone in these competitions. “Without a doubt, our acknowledgement, sincere thanks and congratulations must go to all of the parents, teachers etc who help prepare the children and young people, so magnificently, for their competitions. They are enriching our culture, music and heritage, by keeping spoken Irish alive,” said Caitlín Conluain, Stiúrthóir Réalt Uladh.

Réalt Uladh, consists of thirty competitions, which cover the full spectrum of: Poetry Recitation, Reading, Writing, Drama and Singing. The competitions are through the medium of Irish, which are open to children and young people, of all abilities (bun-ghrád and ard-ghrád), from pre-school to 6th class. The aims of Réalt Uladh are to provide children with the opportunity to improve their Irish; give them the confidence to speak Irish; to obtain fluency in our national language; and to experience the diverse aspects of Irish culture.

Réalt Uladh will be held in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LyIT), Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Saturday, 1 March 2014.

10.00-12.00 The Poetry Recitation (including newly composed poetry);

12.00-1.00 Reading;

12.15-12.30 Writing Competition; 1.30-2.30 Poetry Recitation for Pre-school children.

1.20-3.00 Presentation/Dialogue and Drama;

1.30-4.30 Solo, Duet and Group Singing Competition.

Primary school children can take part in all 10 competitions within their School Class Category. There is a beginners and advanced stage in the different poetry recitation categories. The categories are Pre-school, Infant classes, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th classes, which will be held in 8 different rooms.

A certificate will be awarded to each competitor, a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medal in solo and duet competitions, a trophy will be awarded to group performance. The perpetual cup will be awarded to the best performer in each category.

A perpetual cup will be awarded to the Teacher/Leader who has the most entries in any one class in any one competition on the day. A perpetual cup will also be awarded to the School/Group that has the most entries in Réalt Uladh 2014. Thanks go to all of the sponsor’s for helping to make Réalt Uladh such a tremendous success.

To download a Réalt Uladh 2014 Entry Form log on to: www.realtuladh.com or contact Caitlín at: caitlin.conluain@lyit.ie or at 087-3232326. The closing date is Thursday 6 February for all entries including postal and e-mail entries. Réalt Uladh Office will also be open on Thursday 6 Feb. 2014 from 3.00-7.00 pm in the LYIT to take entries or queries. The entry fee is €5 per competition to be paid with the Entry Form. Cheques should be made payable to Réalt Uladh. For group entry fees, please check www.realtuladh.com Everybody is welcome to attend and listen to the competitors.