bliain na gaeilge 2018

#Dúshlán (Challenges Competition)

 Dearadh Nua Postaer Dushlan125

Official List of Challenges for #Dúshlán125: 

Treoracha Dushlan Anseo

Póstaer BEO

06FE2018 BEO Postaer Eile




What is #Dúshlán 125?

Dúshlán 125 is a competition aimed at third level and second level students to encourage them to engage with Irish in a fun way.

There will be 30 challenges to undertake within 50 hours and 125 points to collect. We have chosen this amount of points to remember the 125 years since the beginning of the Irish Revival which is being celebrated through Bliain na Gaeilge 2018.

How does it work?

You can sign up your team of three people here. The closing dates for registration is 31st January 2018.

There is no limit to the amount of teams any one school or college can register.

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 6th when the list of challenges will be realised to every team. Every challenge will allow you to collect a certain amount of points, for example:

“Share an article written in Irish on Twitter = 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 carrys out every challenge, collecting 125 points, 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. 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.

Results of #Dúshlán 2017


The winners of #Dúshlán 2017 were announced on Lá na Meán Sóisialta in Facebook HQ as a part of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia. You can have a look in the video above!


Here are this years winners of #Dúshlán 2017! Seán, Iarlaith & Ross from Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn.

First Place:

F28 Na Mic Tíre
Coláiste Ailigh,
Leitir Ceanainn.

Seán Ó Braoin, Iarlaith MacFhionnghaile, Ross Ó Mearlaigh.

Second Place:

F25 Laochra an Tuiseal Ginidigh
Coláiste Pobail Osraí
Cill Chainnigh

Saoirse Ní Mhaonaigh, Abigail Campden, Aoife Ní Dhonnghaile.

Third Place:

F123 Muin Na Muice
Coláiste Mhuire
Béal Átha Ghártha

Ciara Why, Tara Hevehan, Emer Kelly.

Fourth Place:

F27 AKA Áine Kate Arianna
Coláiste Pobail Osraí
Cill Chainnigh

Kate Keoghan, Áine Gilsenan, Arianna Perrozzi.

Fifth Place:

F88 Tá Sé Lit
Our Lady's Bower
Átha Luain

Kasey McCormack, Aishling Gillen, Shauna Mannion.

Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge