Festivals are an integral part of school life in Mol an Óige. We recognise that festivals from all parts of the world, follow the timing of the seasons and the important truths that lay beneath the wisdom of the natural world. Celebrating festivals binds communities together and also initiates a0
The Harvest Festival is held at the end of September. Each class contributes towards the harvest table. We come together with parents to enjoy the fruits of the harvest and fortify ourselves for the school year ahead. This is also the time of Michealmas when we explore the courage of0
Samhain is an old traditional festival in Irish culture that has become popular around the world. We love to get dressed up in our spookiest costumes. A scary story at assembly starts the day. Sixth class provide games and entertainment for the0
This festival takes place about four weeks before Christmas. A beautiful spiral of greenery is lit up by the children's individual candles. This helps to remind us that even in the darkest days of winter our inner light will carry us through.
This event is organised by the parents council and held in the school grounds in December. There are stalls selling handmade crafts and gifts, a cafe with delicious food baked by parents, games and activities, live music and a raffle. It is always great fun and open to the whole0
The 1st of February is the Irish festival of spring. We honour the Celtic/ Christian goddess Brigit through story, art and song. We then go and pick rushes to our beautiful school site. On return to school, parents join us to make traditional Brigit’s crosses. A lovely welcome to the0
The week before St Patrick’s day is when we celebrate all things Irish through Irish. We teach and learn as much as possible through the medium of our native language. This culminates in a ceilí Mór with parents, children and local musicians coming together to dance the Siege of Ennis0
Before the spring break, students plant an Easter garden with oats, barley and rye. We do this as a reminder of the rebirth of nature every year and to prepare for the following seasons.
The term is finished off with a cup of tea for parents and a slice of0
On the first of May, we celebrate the arrival of summer, by collecting bluebells and other wild flowers to decorate ourselves and our school. We sing songs and tell stories. We use the wild garlic to make some food to share.
Around this time, the parents council organise a Bealtainne0
This is the final festival of the school year. It is held on a suitable day around the 21st to 24th of June. The whole school community is invited to have a picnic together to celebrate the longest day of the year.0
The Parents Association are hosting the Bealtaine Festival on the 1st of May from 12 to 3 pm. It promises to be a fun day for all the family to celebrate the coming of summer to Mol an Óige.