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Foras na Gaeilge announces series of information nights

27 January 2017

Foras na Gaeilge is pleased to announce a series of information nights to promote the funded schemes on offer from the north/south Irish language body. The first of these will be held in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon Town, on Tuesday 7 February at 7.30 p.m.

On the night representatives from Foras na Gaeilge will share information about the organisation’s work, their funded schemes and supports available. The public will have an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the promotion of the Irish language in the area and ask questions.

Speaking today, Foras na Gaeilge CEO, Seán Ó Coinn said, “We have identified certain areas North and South from which the number of applications for our various funding schemes has been relatively low over the last number of years. We hope to reach out to local communities through these sessions and to raise awareness about the funding opportunities available to them.  We provide a broad range of schemes which may be of interest locally on a number of levels and would strongly encourage people with an interest in the Irish language to attend.”

Among the 2017 schemes recently launched are the Festivals Scheme, Youth Events Scheme and Summer Camp Scheme. Foras na Gaeilge also provides funding in the area of business, the arts, media and publication. Visit Foras na Gaeilge’s corporate website at www.forasnagaeilge.ie/funding-schemes/?lang=en for a full list of funding schemes available.

 

Foras na Gaeilge will deliver the following sessions during the coming weeks:

 

Date

Town

Venue

Time

Tuesday 7 February

Roscommon

Hannon’s Hotel

19:30

Wednesday 8 February

Mullingar

Áras an Mhuilinn

20:00

Thursday 9 February

Cavan

Cavan Crystal Hotel

19:30

Tuesday 14 February

Tullamore

The Bridge House Hotel

19:30

Wednesday 15 February

Longford

Longford Arms Hotel

19:30

Thursday 16 February

Limerick

Maldron Hotel

19:30

Tuesday 21 February

Kilkenny

Springhill Court Hotel

19:30

Wednesday 22 February

Bray

Royal Hotel

19:30

Thursday 23 February

Dundalk

Oriel Centre – Dundalk Gaol

19:30

Wednesday 1 March

Port Laoise

Maldron Hotel

19:30

Thursday 2 March

Enniskillen

Enniskillen Hotel

19:30

 

 

Notes to Editor:

About Foras na Gaeilge

Foras na Gaeilge was founded under the Good Friday Agreement and is responsible for the following:

  • promotion of the Irish language
  • facilitating and encouraging its use in speech and writing in public and private life in the South and, in the context of Part III of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, in Northern Ireland where there is appropriate demand;
  • advising both administrations, public bodies and other groups in the private and voluntary sectors;
  • undertaking supportive projects, and grant-aiding bodies and groups as considered necessary;
  • undertaking research, promotional campaigns, and public and media relations;
  • developing terminology and dictionaries;
  • supporting Irish-medium education and the teaching of Irish.

 

 

Further Information:

 

Anna Davitt, Programme Manager: Communications, Marketing & Awareness, Foras na Gaeilge

Tel: 0035387 673 6175    

Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

Or

Colm Ó hArgáin, Higher Executive Officer: Education, Foras na Gaeilge.

Tel: 00353 1 639 8400

Email: cohargain@forasnagaeilge.ie