North West Réalt Uladh competition

Schoolkids from across the North West are to take part in the Réalt Uladh Irish language competition which will be held at LYIT, Letterkenny, on Saturday, February 18.

The event boasts participants from Derry, Donegal, Antrim and Tyrone.

“Without a doubt, our acknowledgement, sincere thanks and congratulations must go to all of the parents, teachers etc., who help prepare the children and young people so magnificently for their competitions”, said Caitlín Conluain, Stiúrthóir Réalt Uladh.

“They are enriching our culture, music and heritage by keeping spoken Irish alive.”

Réalt Uladh consists of thirty competitions which cover the full spectrum of poetry recitation, reading, writing, drama and singing.

The competitions take place through the medium of Irish and are open to children and young people of all abilities (bun-ghrád and ard-ghrád), from pre-school to P7 and Year 8 class.

The aims of Réalt Uladh are to provide children with the opportunity to improve their Irish, give them the confidence to speak Irish, to obtain fluency in the national language and to experience the diverse aspects of Irish culture.

Primary school children can take part in all 10 competitions within their School Class Category. There is a beginners and advanced stage in the different poetry recitation categories. The categories are Pre-school, P1-P7 and Year 8, which will be held in eight different rooms at LYIT.

For further information or to download a Réalt Uladh 2012 entry form, log on to: or contact Caitlín at or on Tel: 087-3232326. The closing date for all entries including postal and e-mail entries is Friday, January 27. The Réalt Uladh Office will also be open on Friday, January 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to take entries or queries.

The entry fee is 3 euro per competition. Cheques should be made payable to Réalt Uladh.

For group entry fees, check No late entries will be accepted. Everybody is welcome to attend and listen to the competitors.