New Irish youth club thriving in Kildangan

A new Irish language youth club is thriving in Kildangan with over 48 members signed up.

A new Irish language youth club is thriving in Kildangan with over 48 members signed up.

Óg-Ógras Cill Daingean, caters for children aged from eight to twelve year olds and was set up in November.

The interest in the club was fantastic from the start according to the organisers. Teachers from Kildangan National School and Gaelscoil Chill Dara, along with students from Gaelcholaiste Chill Dara and parents help out every Thursday night in the parish hall.

On Saturday, February 11, the group competed in its first Irish language competition, the Seó Árdáin, Leinster category, in Leixlip. The children were very nervous but all their efforts paid off when they came second. Óg-Ógras Nás na Ríogh came first.

The Kildangan children clearly impressed the judges and sang, rapped, and acted as Gaeilge.

They were awarded a trophy and a cheque for n100 for their club.

With just a few short months under its belt, Óg-Ógras Cill Daingean is already thriving and winning awards for its endeavours.