Gaeilge is a huge part of life here in Columba College both in the classroom and in our daily school life. Seachtain na Gaeilge is celebrated every year with student-run fun events such as quizzes, céili dancing, games and Easter egg hunts. Students are encouraged to speak Irish wherever possible and their efforts do not go unnoticed. Here in Columba College Gaeltacht scholarships, part funded by LWETB are awarded to students who are deserving of them due to the great effort they put into learning the language and the enthusiasm they show for it. With 40% of marks going for spoken Irish in the Leaving Cert exam, this is a fantastic chance for students to excel in this subject.