24/11/14 Series of Talks on Pádraig Pearse

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A series of talks for schoolchildren on the life and work of Pádraig Pearse has been put together by Seádna Mac Seoin.

With the 100 year commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising drawing closer, the school children will hear about aspects of Pádraig Pearse’s life. The talk is directed towards any year in a Gaelcholáiste, and fifth and sixth classes in Gaelscoileanna. The details of the talks can be agreed with the school authority as would be appropriate.

The aim of the talk is:

• To give background and context to the next generation as to why Gaeilge is taught in the education system

• To have the students understand why Gaeilge is taught in state schools

• To give insight into Athbheochan na Gaeilge (1876 – 1916), and the part Pádraig Peasrse’s took in it

• Using Gaeilge and English sources, the students will see the history through a prism of Gaeilge

• The students will come to a better understanding of the work and mind of Pearse, and the way Pearse turned and changed politics from 1912 onwards, before he found an interest in the military heritage

• They will receive a wider knowledge on history of Gaeilge and history of the country during that  period.

More information is available from seadnamacs@gmail.com or 086 850 0388. It is intended for the talks to occur from January 2015 onwards. The talks were discsussed with COGG, who are happy to support them while the demand is there.