#Dúshlán (Challenges Competition)

The date for #Dúshlán2020 is 28th-30th January.

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 prizes.

Last year 95% of students and 100% of teachers said they were happy or very happy with the competition. 

 You can register by clicking the blue button to the right. Registration closes at 17:00 21 January.


Thank you for taking part in #Dúshlán 2019.

The winners were announced on Monday 25th February 2019 as seen in the video above. 239 teams took part in the competition (717 students) with 90 managing to finish every single challenge. After an almost impossible task to pick winners we chose the teams who put most effort into the challenges. Every team who took part will get a certificate in recognition of their work.

Here are the winners of #Dúshlán 2019

1st Place
F122 Na Mná Dearga
Meánscoil Naomh Iosaef
Caisleán an Bharraigh, Co. Mhaigh Eo

2nd Place
F163 Na Dreoilíní
Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal, Co.na Gaillimhe

3rd Place
F191 Snáca Milis
Coláiste na Tríonóide

Comhghairdeas mór do gach éinne a ghlac páirt!

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

Student Feedback Form: https://goo.gl/forms/1hUrfkBCRwaNe0Oc2

Teacher Feedback Form: https://goo.gl/forms/zFa7DFl8xo88Ok8R2

Registration for #Dúshlán has now closed. The 30 challenges have been sent to all particapants and are available at this link

#Dúshlán will take place from February 5th to February 7th 2019.

Dushlan 2019b

Bileog Dúshlán final Taobh2

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 can sign up your team of three people now. The closing dates for registration is 30th January 2019.
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 February 5th 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 = 1 point”
“Design a t-shirt as Gaeilge = 4 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.

#Dúshlán125 from 2018

 #Dúshlán125 results, announced 21/02/2018



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1st Place: €500 per person, One4All voucher

F78 Coinnigh Beo Í 
Meánscoil Loreto Loch Garman 
Loch Garman

Sadhbh, Eve, Aisling

2nd Place: €200 per person One4All voucher

F144 Pats Gaeilgeoirí
Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath

Sorcha, Ruairí, Alice

3rd Place: €100 per person, One4All voucher

F28 Na Mic Tíre
Coláiste Ailigh,
Leitir Ceanainn.

Seán, Iarlaith, Ross 

Congratulations to the 30 teams who managed to complete all 30 challenges and earn 125 points in the competition!


F2 Tá sé lasta. Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach
F3 Mol an Óige Coláiste Mhuire, Béal Átha Ghártha, Contae na Gaillimhe
F21 Iontas Niontas Colaiste Mhuire Baile Atha Ghartha
F22 Laochra Scoil Chumsitheach Cholmcille Na Gleanntaí
F25 Triúr gan Dabht Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach
F38 Giseachaí na Rosann Pobalscoil Na Rosann
F39 MnT Dúshlán meánscoil na Toirbhirte
F46 cailíní órga Colaiste Baile Chlair
F47 Na trúir Muscaedóirí Presentation College Carlow
F52 Ninjas na Teicneolaíochta Coláiste na Trócaire
F53 Is feidir linn Loreto Loch Garman
F54 Leoin Luimnigh Coláiste na Trócaire
F61 An Foireann Níos Fearr Coláiste Bhaile Chláir
F65 Na cailiní deas Baile Nua
F67 Beanrí Kesha Gonzaga College
F71 Ní Neart go chuir le chéile Coláiste Aonaigh
F76 Na Cailíní Deasa Coláiste Bhaile Chláir
F77 Caillini baile chlair Colaiste Bhaile Chlair
F80 Na Ciontaigh Chiúine Loreto Wexford
F81 Leanfaimid nó go dtitfimid Meánscoil Loreto Loch Garman
F105 Áthas Coláiste Sailíseach
F107 An Gael Girlies Coláiste Sailíseach
F142 Na Bandéithe Coláiste Ailigh
F151 Réaltaí CNM Coláiste na Mí
F152 Coláiste na mBuaiteoirí Coláiste Na Mí
F170 Muin Na Muice Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar
F174 Cailíní Deasa St Raphaels College, Baile Locha Riach
F181 Na Fianna Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach
F214 SCRABÚ Scoil Chríost Rí 

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