The Abbey have a recent but proud tradition of providing for those children that transfer from our two local schools; Bunscoil an Iúir and Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa in Crossmaglen
Irish-Medium students or Gaelscoláirí as they are referred to in the Abbey follow a distinct Irish programme. Year 8 and Year 9 Gaelscoláirí follow the GCSE Irish programme. These students will complete four controlled assessments of this two year period and will formally enter for GCSE Irish in the summer of Year 9. Alongside their GCSE Irish work pupils are encouraged to read Irish language novels and articles and to attend the Gaeltacht during the summer.
GCSE Gaeilge is then offered as a separate subject in Year 11 and Year 12 and pupils then transfer to AS and A2 Irish in Year 13 and Year 14.
Congratulations to Louis Cunningham, Steven McShane, Oisin McCormick, Ruairí Kernan and Micheal Hoey as between them they achieved 4 A* and 1 A grade in August 2013. Included in the picture are Mrs Pauline McClean, Mr Dessie Tennyson (Head of Irish) and Mr Dermot McGovern (Principal).