Bhí clú ar leith ag Bearnaí Ó Doibhlin i measc foghlaimeoirí na Gaeilge san Astráil mar mhúinteoir tarraingteach tiomanta agus go háirithe de bharr a chuid drámaí greannmhara (m.sh. An tAthair Ted is an Tada Fada, Cupán le Van). Nuair a cailleadh é sa bhliain 2018, thiomnaigh a theaghlach scoláireacht ina chuimhne le bronnadh ar daltaí díograiseacha na Gaeilge. Bronnadh na chéad ghradaim ag Gaeltacht Melbourne 2020 (ár scoil samhraidh), ach tar éis teacht COVID agus cealú GM 2021, is oth linn a rá nár shocraíomar na gradaim dheiridh chomh luath agus ba cheart.
Tá áthas orainn a fhógairt anois go mbronnfar duaiseanna $200, $100 agus $50 i mí Eanáir 2022. Bronnfar na gradaim ag ócáid ag an deireadh seachtaine 22-23 Eanáir. Chun iarratas a dhéanamh, líon isteach an fhoirm seo (leagan Word | leagan PDF) agus seol í ar ais chuig an seoladh ríomhphoist luaite.
Barney Devlin was well known to Australian Irish learners as a dedicated and engaging teacher, and especially for his humorous plays in Irish (e.g. An tAthair Ted is an Tada Fada, Cupán le Van). When he passed away in 2018, his family dedicated a scholarship in his memory to be awarded to dedicated Irish learners. At Gaeltacht Melbourne 2020 (our summer school), the first awards were made, but with the arrival of COVID and the cancellation of GM 2021, we’re sorry to say we’ve been slow to arrange the final awards.
We’re pleased to announce that awards of $200, $100 and $50 will be made in January 2022. This will be made at an event over the weekend of 22-23 January. To apply, just fill in this application (Word version | PDF version) and return it to the e-mail address on the form.