Students bring Irish Culture to I T Sligo A group of ambitious students from IT Sligo are holding an Irish Culture Night in aid of Special Olympics Connaught. “Rí Rá agus Ruaile buaille” Culture night venue has been kindly sponsored by IT Sligo. The event will take place on Tuesday the 15th of March in the Student Union building at 7:30pm. It is set to be a night to revive the Irish culture, with students, lectures and members of the public being brought back to the “good auld days” to raise much needed funds for the Special Olympics.

Ri Ra agus Ruaille Buaille will comprise of various aspects of the Irish Culture, by means of informing spectators on Irish History, a sample of Irish foods will be showcased on the night which is sponsor by Source Sligo and performances include “Cosa Beaoga” from the All Ireland Talent Show, Singers include “The Keane Brothers”, Storytellers, Fluent Irish Speakers and many more. A raffle will also take place on the night with prizes sponsored by local business in Sligo Town.

Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, not only do they provides athletes with much more than the physical benefits of sport, but also changes their lives, indeed through sport, but athletes can help them develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams, and know they can fit in. Special Olympics Ireland enables the athletes to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too.

The event is being organised for the groups Events Project Management module, which is part of their Bachelor of Business in Marketing. Aofie Burke, Lauren Cassidy, Caroline Finn, Aidan Kilroy, Annette Lang, Róisín O’Malley and Tara Timlin are putting in extended hours and a huge amount of effort to ensure the Irish culture night is a massive success for the Special Olympics.

Leave a Reply