Foras na Gaeilge announces tour

25Oct

Foras na Gaeilge is pleased to announce a series of information nights to promote funded schemes available from the north/south Irish language body in 2018. The first one will take place at Aonach an Oireachtais at Oireachtas na Samhna in Killarney on 2 November and another will be held in the new Foras na Gaeilge head office, 63-66 Amiens Street, Baile Átha Cliath 1, on the 21 November.

At these nights Foras na Gaeilge will share information on the organisation’s work, its funding scheme and the supports available. The public will have an opportunity to give feedback on the promotion of Irish in their own area and ask questions.

Foras na Gaeilge Chief Executive, Seán Ó Coinn, “We have recognised certain areas north and south from which the number of applications to various funding schemes relatively low in recent years. To tackle this, the first tour was organised earlier this year to speak with the public in these areas with the aim of raising awareness of the opportunities for funding and support available to them. These sessions were very beneficial as the participants shared valuable feedback with us which we have taken on board. We look forward to engaging with the public again with this second tour to present the 2018 funding schemes.”

Included among the schemes to be discussed is a new scheme, Groups with Irish, announced on the 23 November. The scheme encourages opportunities for use in the community by providing funding for groups to run a programme of activities in Irish in connection with a special interest they have. Information will be shared as well about the Youth Activities Scheme, the Summer Camps Scheme and the publishing and writing schemes. Foras na Gaeilge will also provide funding in the business, arts, media and publishing sectors. Visit the Foras na Gaeilge website, www.forasnagaeilge.ie/sceimeanna, for a full list of the available schemes.

Foras na Gaeilge will present the following sessions in the coming weeks:

Date

Town

Venue

Time

2 November

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Aonach an Oireachtais, Gleaneagle Hotel

5.00 p.m.

8 November

Gurteen, Sligo

The Coleman Centre

7.30 p.m.

9 November

Cashel, Tipperary

Brú Ború

7.30 p.m.

9 November

Mullingar, Westmeath

Áras an Mhuilinn

7.30 p.m.

13 November

Carlow

The Talbot Hotel

7.30 p.m.

15 November

Birr, Offaly

Dooley’s Hotel

7.30 p.m.

15 November

Clones, Monaghan

Creighton Hotel

7.30 p.m.

16 November

Castlebar, Mayo

TF Royal Hotel

7.30 p.m.

16 November

Dundalk, Louth

Oriel Centre – Dundalk Gaol

7.30 p.m.

21 November

Derry

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

7.30 p.m.

21 November

Baile Átha Cliath

Foras na Gaeilge head office: 63-66 Amiens Street

7.30 p.m.

22 November

Letterkenny, Donegal

Mount Errigal Hotel

7.30 p.m.

22 November

Dungarvan, Waterford

Lawlor’s Hotel

7.30 p.m.

23 November

Cork City

Gael-Taca

7.30 p.m.

 

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About Foras na Gaeilge

 

Foras na Gaeilge was founded under the Good Friday Agreement and are 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 and 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

 

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

Tel: 00353 1 639 8400

Email: cohargain@forasnagaeilge.ie