Culture United

Gaelscoil Dhún Dealgan is proud to be involved in Culture United. Culture United is an Erasmus project funded by the EU. The project uses cultural events and heritage festivals in each of the participating countries as multidisciplinary learning experience for students in primary schools. The goal is for children to learn in an interactive and engaging way which appeals to their natural curiosity, enthusiasm and interests.

In this project, our school is working closely with culture staff from Creative Spark Dundalk. Teachers at our school will develop teaching materials related to Brigid of Faughart. Other schools will also benefit from the teaching resources that are created. The teaching resources will be linked with a cultural heritage event in Dundalk in September 2021 that is related to Brigid of Faughart.

Read about our latest activity here:

Beannachtaí na Féile Bríde! Click on link to see photos!

1/2/22 : Gaelscoil Dhún Dealgan were delighted to welcome facilitator Úna Curley to Rang 5 who showed them how to make St Brigid’s crosses. The class had already made them from construction straws but these crosses are made from rushes which were gathered in bog lands nearby. Typically, the crosses have 4 arms, tied at the ends, although there are 3 armed versions also. Legend has it that as St Brigid was sitting with a dying pagan chieftain, she picked up some rushes from the floor and begin to weave them into a cross. The man asked her about it, and she told him of Jesus, which resulted in his conversion to Christianity before he died. They are traditionally hung over the entrances to dwellings to ward off disease for the year. Beannachtaí na Féile Bríde oraibh go léir.

NEWS: Our CULTURE UNITED partner Unique Events in Scotland organized their Burns and Beyond event online this year – they did a great job! The CULTURE UNITED school programme must wait until after the lockdown, but here’s a sweet memory of how it looked last year! https://www.burnsandbeyond.com/events/culture-united/

Culture United Newsflash!

Our partners in this project are:

Oulu International School, Finland

Stichting Beleef en Herinner and Kunst Kade from The Netherlands

Creative Spark, Dundalk, Ireland

Edinburgh City Council and Unique Events from Scotland, the UK

Open Education Community (Belgium)

*Séanadh:Ní hionann tacaíocht an Choimisiúin Eorpaigh do tháirgeadh an fhoilseacháin seo agus formhuiniú ar ábhair an fhoilseacháin, lena léirítear tuairimí na n-údar amháin, agus ní féidir freagracht a chur ar an gCoimisiún as aon úsáid a d’fhéadfaí a bhaint as an bhfaisnéis atá ann.