A young student from Gaelcholaiste Chill Dara in Naas has succeeded in getting her poetry published into a volume of literature.
Saoirse Ni Dhuingneain is only thirteen years of age and is a second year student at GCCD.
Her poem Summer won its place in the book, called Wild Word’s, in recent months. The volume is produced in conjunction with the Wild Words Children’s literature Festival.
Saoirse said that she finds words and the whole subject of semantics fascinating.
Infact she is “ignited by the creative processes involved in crafting a poem,it is like carving out a sculpture except with words”.
Saoirse is keeping up a fine tradition of writing success that is established within the school.
She is very excited with the new writers group and forum which came together last week to form “Author”.
The new students workshops are chaired by senior students such as Criostina Ni Shaoiri, who herself has numerous writing achievements to date; Sean O’Rian who just recently had an article printed in the Leinster Leader, and Sean O’Briain, also a memberof Newbridge Youth Drama Group.
Seamus O’Ceannain, the principal of Gaelcholaiste Chill Dara, is delighted with the new writers’ forum and said it offers the students a platform to extend and create with their talents.
“Maith Thu Saoirse,” he added.