Coláiste Chiaráin returned to Féile Luimnigh this year and won an impressive hoard of medals.
The Féile Luimnigh Speech and Drama competitions were held in Mungret College from Wednesday 18th January to Saturday 21st January. It is an annual Limerick based Arts and Cultural festival which aims to promote and encourage creative effort and practise in the arts of Speech, Drama, Singing and Instrumental Music.
Students ranging from Form II to Form IV entered a variety of competitions across the entire festival and were awarded for their performances. On Thursday Form III student Ben Costello won gold in the u18 Impromptu Speaking competition with Sarah Jane Noonan, Form III placing second. Ben was also awarded a Highly Commended certificate in the u16 solo verse competition. The following day they were delighted to see Amina Costello, Form II, win the u15 Impromptu Speaking competition. The success continued into Saturday where Form IV pupil Seán O’Sullivan took home the gold in the u18 Solo Verse competition.
Teacher Ms. Mary-Kate Hanley said that “the standard of the competitors was exceptionally high and I’m so proud of all the Coláiste Chiaráin students who gave wonderful performances. It’s not easy getting up there in front of an audience! We are absolutely thrilled with the prizes we received and we are looking forward to next year already!”
Coláiste Chiaráin provides their students with great opportunities within the Arts. As well as participating in Féile Luimnigh last week they are currently preparing for their production of “The Wiz” in the Lime Tree theatre this weekend. It’s going to be an amazing show and good luck to them all!