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Smaointe Nua

Má tá aon smaointe agat faoi imeachtaí a gceapann tú gur cóir a eagrú chun bhrú a chuir ar an rialtas foirgneamh buan scoile a thógaint fág nóta tráchta thíos.  Go raibh maith agat.

New Ideas

If you have any ideas on what events the Permanent School Campaign should hold from September onwards leave a comment below.  The aim of events is to generate as much publicity as possible about the poor physical conditions of the school  to pressurise Government and Dublin City Council to actively engage with the school in building a permanent school for our children and teachers.  14 years in prefabs is enough.

  

The Gaelscoil Bharra choir serenaded the Minister with Christmas songs, from outside the gates of the Department of Education on Monday December 21st , to highlight  that 14 years have passed with the pupils and teachers of Gaelscoil Bharra housed in appaling “temporary” overcrowded and cold prefabs. 

Santa letters from the pupils asking Minister O’Keeffe for a permanent school were also handed over.  

Mossie Byrne, Chairman of Committee for Permanent School Building, was in attendance and stated;

“We are calling on the Minister to actively engage with the School to ensure a permanent school is built as soon as possible.  At present it feels like we would be better off calling on Santa to deliver a new school as asking successive Ministers over the past 14 years has proven a waste of time. We will continue to highlight the horrendous conditions of the prefabs until we get a permanent school building”

Tupelo’s “Cá bhfuil ár Scoil?” has come straight in to the Irish singles charts at number 7.  The song released to highlight the shocking conditions of ‘temporary’ prefabs at Gaelscoil Bharra is the only Irish song in the top 20  and also the only song to enter the top 10 in its first week of release. 

There were great celebrations, in the knowledge that the song was likely to make the top 10,  at the Tupelo fundraiser on behalf of the school in ‘The Village’ on 22nd October.  People power put this song where it is.  The energy and enthusiasm displayed by the parents, pupils and teachers of Gaelscoil Bharra, as well as the band, in promoting the song was inspirational.  Lets hope  Tupelo’s top ten hit will energise and inspire the Minister into working with the Gaelscoil to get a new school built.  You can’t ignore us anymore – Cá bhfuil ár Scoil?

Bhí ceiliúradh mór ag ceolchoirm Tupelo i ‘The Village’ ar an 22ú Deireadh Fómhair toisc go raibh áit sa ‘top ten’ bainte amach ag an amhrán “Cá bhfuil ár Scoil?”.  Is é an t-amhrán seo an t-aon amhrán ó Éireann sa céad fiche sna cairteacha agus an t-aon amhrán a bhfuil ag iarraidh pointe poiliticiúil a dhéanamh .  Tá an pointe sin déanta againn… an bhfuil tú ag éisteacht Batt – Cá bhfuil ár scoil?

Make "Cá Bhfuil ár Scoil?" Number 1

Make "Cá Bhfuil ár Scoil?" Number 1

The song “Cá Bhfuil ár Scoil?”  (on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E4Q7Ui01mY ), highlighting poor conditions in Gaelscoil Bharra and the ongoing campaign for a permanent school, will be launched on 16th October in Tower Records Wiclow Street at 3pm by Gaelscoil Bharra pupils and Tupelo. 

 Help make this song number 1 by;

  • downloading from iTunes for 99c 
  •  texting “music 4075m” to 57501
  • buying special limited edition CD for €3 from Tower Records, Wicklow Street

1800 sales will get the song to number 1 in the Irish charts which we hope, if we manage it,  will put significant pressure  on the Minister for Education to take a proactive approach in ensuring this much needed school is built, instead of blaming others for holdups when the main culprits have been countless Ministers of Education, including the current incumbent.

Chas pháistí ó Ghaelscoil Bharra agus an banna Tupelo an amhrán “Cá Bhfuil ár Scoil?” lasmuigh den Roinn Oideachais agus Eolaíochta ar an 15ú Deireadh Fómhair.  Chum James Cramer, príomh amhránaí Tupelo, an t-amhrán toisc an droch stad ina bhfuil an scoil a bhfuil lonnaithe i tithe réamhdheanta le 14 mbliain anuas.  Bhí slua mhór ó na mean cumarsáide (TV3 News, Nuach TG4 ) i láthair ar Sráid Maoilbhríde agus bhí ceangailt le Ronán Beo@3 ar RnaG.  Beidh scéal an t-amhrán agus na scoille á phlé ar ‘The Pat Kenny Show’  agus ar Newstalk Radio (Sean Moncrief agus Mark Coleman) comh mhaith. 

 Tá súil againn go n-éiríonn leis an t-amhrán uimhir 1 a bhaint amach agus go gcuirfidh an poiblíocht an tAire O’Keefe faoi bhrú le airgead a chuir ar fáil le foirgneamh buan a thógaint don scoil.