To mark Seachtain Na Gaeilge, the Lingo Club held a competition at Letterkenny Institute of Technology to encourage students to learn some Irish. Transition Year pupils from Coláiste Ailigh and Loretto convent volunteered to participate in the event. Amy Nic Giolla Iontog created elementary and intermediate lesson plans for her fellow pupils. These learning materials facilitated the mentors in their tutoring of one LyIT student and nine Erasmus students from six mainland European countries. The intensive Irish classes lasted approximately two hours were followed by a short adjudication, carried out by Caitlin Conluain, Irish lecturer at LyIT and Áine McAteer, LyIT student of Irish. Two winners were selected; Juliette Emery from the elementary group and Enimofe Elegbede, the only student in the intermediate group. The prizes were Shop LK vourchers, sponsored by the Students Union. Both mentors and learners were enthusiastic participants and found the experience both worthwhile and enjoyable.
Erasmus Students: Diana Gángó – Hungary, Jakub Daněček – Czech Republic, Karl Matti and Oliver Tiks – Estonia, Arianna Treppete – Italy, Juliette Emery, Ombeline Faure Ines Nedjar – France, Carlos Tomás – Spain
LyIT student: Enimofe Elegbede 2nd year Law and German
Colaiste Ailigh pupils: Amy Nic Giolla Iontog, Cait Ní Gairbheith , Liam Kapawa, Grace Ní Crochúir, Niamh Ni Chléirigh,
Loretto convent pupils: Maeve Foley; Cora Flanagan.
Áine Mc Ateer (LyIT student), Caitlin Conluain (LyIT), lecturer in Irish, Amy Nic Giolla Iontóg (Colaiste Ailigh Transition Year), Úna Carthy (LyIT).