As part of a growing relationship between the Glasgow Irish Community and the City Councils’ Education Department a series of events were held over St Patrick’s week 2010 to give pupils at Glasgow Schools an experience of Irish culture.
Over 30 schools entered an Art competition to produce a piece of work inspired by a poem from Patrick McGill the Donegal poet.
A schools Gaelic football tournament was well attended.
Over 1000 children attended a free concert of Irish culture in the City Halls on Monday 15 March.
The same concert was open to the public at night.
This short presentation gives a glimpse of the great evening everyone had.
Chief Superintendent Tony O’Donnell (Strathclyde Police), Joe McAleer Chairman of GIHG, Cliona Manahan Consul General of Ireland , Minister John Moloney T.D. Bailie Gerry Leonard Glasgow City Council, Patrick McAleer (Festival Director)
Patrick McAleer, Bailie Gerry Leonard, Councillor Sadie Doherty,Minister Moloney T.D. and Councillor Irfan Rabanni
Noeleen originally hails from the Donegal Gaeltacht of Gaothdobhair.
Anarkali The evening got off to a great start with a few lively sets from Anarkali.
Caroline Greene School of Irish Dancing A 16 hand interpretation of W.B.Yeats Poem ‘The wild swans of Coole’. A breathtaking display. One of the highlights of the evening.
Irish Minstrels CCE 31 musicians led by Frank McArdle, including several All-Ireland Champions, gave a spell binding performance of Irish traditional Music. The performers were only a selection from the 200 young people who attend the free lessons in Irish music each Tuesday night in St Roch’s Secondary Royston rd.