Prestigious Awards Scooped by Trinity College’s Cumann Gaelach

Posted on: 15 May 2013

For the second year in a row, Trinity College’s Cumann Gaelach has scooped the top award for best Irish language student society in the all-island competition run by Glór na nGael. The prize fund is €2,000, sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills.  

The Best Irish Language Campaign in the Union of Students in Ireland award was also recently awarded to Trinity for its Irish language festival Éigse na Tríonóide. 

Andrew King, Reachtaire (auditor) of An Cumann Gaelach in 2012-2013, said: “It is wonderful that this recognition has been given to us now, after the great work done this year. I would like to express my thanks to the members and the entire committee.”

Aonghus Dwane, Irish Language Officer in Trinity College, said: “These awards are a tribute to, and demonstration of, the passion, energy and commitment to the Irish language evident among An Cumann Gaelach’s membership- something that is strongly witnessed year after year. These awards bring great honour to College and I congratulate the Reachtaire and Coiste. Irish had a great year in Trinity this year and we hope to see the language go from strength to strength here in the years ahead!”