#Dúshlán (Challenges Competition)


What is #Dúshlán?
#Dúshlán is a competition aimed at third level and second level students to encourage them to engage with Irish in a fun way. It gives students the opportunity to engage with Irish outside of the classroom and naturally with their friends. There will be 30 challenges to undertake within 50 hours. We want to encourage the language amongst our young people! 99% of participants from last year were very happy or happy with the competition. 

How does it work?
You sign up as a team of three people. 
After registering, your team you will receive an email with your team number and more details about how to take part in the competition. There is no limit to the amount of teams any one school or college can register.
The competition will begin at 12:00 on the chosen date, when the list of challenges will be released to every team. Every challenge will allow you to collect a certain amount of points, for example:

“Write a seanfhocal in emojis” - 2 point

“Design a t-shirt as Gaeilge” - 4 points

“Make a pun / meme as Gaeilge” - 2 points

“Teach a 2 minute PE class as Gaeilge to ten people” - 4 points

“Send a tweet to your favorite of the Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassadors, telling them why you like them” - 2 points

All teams must send us evidence of every challenge they carry out with pictures, videos or recordings on WhatsApp. Every team must have access to WhatsApp in order to take part in the competition. This allows us to have a record of every team's entries for when judging is taking place.

How will the winners be chosen?
The winners will be the team that carries out every challenge within the 50 hour time limit. If more than one team manages to do this, first place winners will be chosen based on how creatively they carried out the challenges. Subsequent teams will be given 2nd and 3rd place.  The decision making process will be undertaken by a group of judges. Every student who takes part in the competition will receive a certificate.
If you have any questions about the competition please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Here are your #Dúshlán 2020 winners:

1st Place
F72 An Dream Sin 
Coláise Ailigh, Co. Dhún na nGall

2nd Place
F3 Málaí Buí
Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal, Co.na Gaillimhe

3rd Place
F177 Is fearr cara sa chúirt ná punt sa sparán 
Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach, Ceatharlach

Huge congratulations to the above teams and everyone who took part! 

The aim of #Dúshlán is to encourage secondary school students to use their Irish in fun and different ways, that are outside of the classroom.  30 Challenges, 50 hours, with a chance to win some fantastic prizes, which have in the past included iPads, vouchers and more.


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Comhghairdeas mór do gach éinne a ghlac páirt!

If you took part,  we would love to get your feedback. 

Student Feedback Form: Student's Form

Teacher Feedback Form: Teacher's Form 

#Dúshlán took place from January 28th - January 30th 2020.

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