Irish Language Awards

Top Year 14 student in Gold Fáinne exam – Nikita Rafferty being presented with her trophy Gradam na Máthar Beinin from guest speaker Christopher Donaghy
Christopher is a past pupil of St. Patrick’s Academy and has his own translation business in Dungannon called Premier Irish Translation Ltd.
Also in the picture is Mr F. Donnelly, School Principal.


Carmen McAleer 10D receives Gradam Aoidh Ruadh  for the top Year 10 girl in Silver Fáinne exam and
Adam Brown 10D receives Gradam Thomáis Uí Chléirigh for the top boy in Year 10 from the Academyl Principal, Mr Donnelly.

The following students were successful in the Gold Fáinne exam.  Year 14 students: Momháine McNamee, James McLaughlin, Sean McLaughlin, Clare O’Hagan and Nikita Rafferty.
Students are pictured with their teachers Mrs Mary Coyle and Mrs Kiera Boyle.

Top boys in Year 10: Patrick McGeary 10A, James O’Hagan 10B, Shea Gildernew 10C, Adam Brown 10D, Naoise Quinn10E, Patrick McLernon and Dáire Carberry 10F,
Sean O’Neill 10G and Dare Hughes 10H – pictured with Coalisland Irish language Officer, Damian O’Neill.


Top girls in Year 10 – Aoibheann Dempsey 10A, Cara McGurgan 10B, Liadán Quinn 10C, Carmen McAleer 10D, Emily Lavery 10E, Clodagh Gildernew 10F,
Catherine Graham 10G, Cara McNamee and Clare Quinn 10H – pictured with their Irish teachers Mary Coyle, Bríd Devlin, Patrick Ferran, Ciara Connolly, Kiera Boyle,
and guest speaker Christopher Donaghy.


Special recognition was given to 10  students who have Irish as their third language and received silver fáinní:
Monika Grigelionyte, Relly Lopes, Kipras Sidabras, Izabela Dobosz, Gabriele Grigaliunaite, Emilija Gvazdauskyte,
Mockus, Emilija Linkeviciute, Viktoras Naruisis, Joana Silva, Gabija Bytautaite, Silvana Oliveira, Karolina Pakainiskyte, Viktorija Zak and Vytis Armalis.




Students from Irish-medium background, Daire Carberry and Clare Quinn receive special awards for excellence in Irish.
Irish dancers, Áine Conroy and Niamh Conway also participated in the event.

Some Year 10 students proudly display their fáinní at the Irish language award ceremony –  Relly Lopes, James O’Hagan, Darragh Black and Ríonach Conlon.