An Teanga

Special Award in this section:
The James Doherty Cup & Bursary, for the school making the best contribution, with points awarded as per the Samuel Burke Award. 

Queries on all Poems to K. McGlinchey on (028) 7126 8528 or Míceál-Piaras Ó Ceallaigh - 0044 7999497103

Prompting or coaching is not permitted by anyone other than the adjudicator or Feis Assistants and could lead to disqualification 

Special Centenary Competitions - 123 & 124 as follows:
Is cúis mhór áthais dúinn dhá chomórtas speisialta do ‘An Teanga’ i dhá mhíle is a fiche haon a fhógairt, chun comóradh céad bliain Feis Doire Colmcille a cheiliúradh. Ceann do dhaltaí bunscoile agus iar-bhunscoile: 

‘I dtrí chéad focal scríobh forógra ar do dhóchas do thodhchaí Éire Gaelach, go háirithe an teanga, don chéad bhliain eile atá le teacht – nuair a bheidh an Fheis dhá chéad bliain d'aois. Iarrfar ort do phíosa a léamh os ard don chomórtas agus a bheith i láthair nuair a thugtar an moltóireacht.’


To mark 100 years of  Feis Dhoire Cholmcille, we are pleased to announce two special competitions for An Teanga 2022. - The first competition is for primary school students and the second competition is for post-primary school students.

In 300 words, write a manifesto on your hopes for the Irish language for the next 100 years, when Feis Dhoire Cholmcille will be 200!  You will be required to read your piece aloud for the competition and to be present when the adjudication is being made.


All Teachers requiring a Pass will need to submit a Passport Size Photograph with Entries.
There will be no Free Entry at this year's Feis without
Official Photographic I.D.


Code Title Age
101 Irish Verse P1 or age under 5yrs
102 Irish Verse Primary 2 or age Under-6
103 Irish Verse Primary 3 or age 6-7
104 Irish Verse Primary 4 or Age 7-8
105 Irish Verse Primary 5 or Age 8-9
106 Irish Verse Primary 6 or Age 9-10
107 Irish Verse Primary 7 or Age 10-11
108 Irish Verse Year 8 or Age 11-12
109 Irish Verse Year 9 or Age 12-13
110 Irish Verse Year 10 or Age 13-14
111 Irish Verse Year 11-13 or Age over 14
112 Irish Choral Verse - Feis Cup & Bursary Primary School
113 Irish Choral Verse - Marie Ivory Cup & Bursary Post Primary School


Code Title Age
114 Comhrá Year 8 or Age 11 and under 12
115 Comhrá Year 8 or Age 11 and under 12
116 Comhrá Years 9 & 10 or Age 12 & under 14
117 Comhrá Years 9 & 10 or Age 12 & under 14
118 Irish Story Telling - Bunscoil Cholmcille Cup & Mhuintir Uí Cheallagh Bursary Primary School
119 Irish Story Telling - Corn Naoimh Mhuire Cup & Mhuintir Uí Cheallagh Bursary Post Primary
120 Irish Media Presentation - Ultach Trust Cup Open
121 Cur i Láthair Presentation Age 11 & under 14yrs
122 Cur i Láthair Presentation Age over 14yrs
123 Comórtas Scríbhneoireachta: Bunscoileanna Primary School
124 Comórtas Scríbhneoireachta: Bunscoileanna Post Primary School


Code Title Age
125 Irish Drama - Feis Cup Primary School
126 Irish Drama - Feis Cup Post Primary School
The Derry Feis is registered as: Feis Dhoire Cholmcille Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland No: NIC 107559