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22Jun
2018
Press Releases, News

Grants worth half a million approved by Foras na Gaeilge for innovative youth, community and GAA projects

22 June 2018

 

At a Foras na Gaeilge board meeting today grants worth €522,077/£469,870 were approved in the areas of youth, education and community.

A total of €334,855 was approved for the Youth Events Scheme 2018/19 which provides opportunities for use to young people to encourage them to use the Irish language in an enjoyable way. The grants will enable groups to organise at least 12 sessions during the school year for young people between 3 and 18 years old outside of school. Grants (maximum value of €4,063/£3,337) will be awarded to 85 grantees in 25 counties north and south under this scheme.

A grant worth £73,000 was approved for Cúram Leanaí Bheann Mhadagáin child care, which has been a foundation stone for Irish medium education in Ardoyne in north Belfast since 2016, an area where 23% of the population have Irish according to the 2011 census. The grant will be provided through the Investment Fund for the Establishment of Preschool and Child Care Provision 2018 to support the development of Irish medium education and employment through Irish by providing high quality day care.

Part funding of £75,000 was approved for the Ulster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association, which aims to put an action plan in place for Irish between 2018 and 2020. The grant will enable Ulster GAA to focus on different target groups to strengthen the use of Irish among them through training, new facilities and opportunities for use in the clubs.

As part of the Colmcille Grants Scheme, a grant worth £10,000 was approved for the Carntogher Community Association to run Iomáin Cholmcille 2018. Iomáin Cholmcille is the largest Irish language and Scottish Gaelic project taking place on an annual basis with a grant from Colmcille. The festival and competition celebrate hurling traditions in Ireland and Scotland with men, women and young people from both countries taking part. £10,500 was approved for Club Óige Lúraigh youth club to attend Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich in Lewis during the summer. The grant will give 25 young people and youth workers from Co. Derry the opportunity visit the Isle of Lewis, a trip which will greatly increase their awareness of Scottish Gaelic and strengthen the bond between them and their peers in Scotland.

Foras na Gaeilge Chief Executive Seán Ó Coinn said, “For some years Foras na Gaeilge has been developing our partnership with the Gaelic Athletic Association, and I am happy that this has resulted in a new initiative with the Ulster Council which will greatly increase the use of Irish among those involved in the GAA. We are very excited about the child care project in Belfast which will greatly increase the use of Irish at community level.  This is the first time that we have invested in a child care initiative of its kind. The pioneering work being undertaken by all the voluntary groups for whom grants have been approved today demonstrates the possibilities for the development of the Irish language among all age groups.  We wish all grantees every success with these inspirational projects.”

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Note to the editor:

Foras na Gaeilge funding schemes

All information on the funding schemes below now open is available at www.forasnagaeilge.ie/sceimeanna

  • The Publishing Scheme 2019
  • The Literary Projects Scheme 2019
  • The Colmcille Grants Scheme 2018
  • The Colmcille Small Grants Scheme
  • The Business Support Scheme 2018

 

Further Information:

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

Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

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21Jun
2018
News

Mo Ghrá Gréine

Comórtas na gColáistí Samhraidh agus na gCampaí Samhraidh le Litir Ghrá a scríobh!

 

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21Jun
2018
Publications, News

An Analysis of Models of Provision For Irish-medium Education

This research report was commissioned by An Coiste Seasta Thuaidh Theas ar Ghaeloideachas (North-South Standing Committee on Irish-medium Education) to analyse models of Irish-medium education provision in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

An Analysis of Models of Provision For Irish-medium Education

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20Jun
2018
News

Baoite le Darach Mac Con Iomaire

Mórchoimisiún nua de chuid Amharclann na Mainistreach á léiriú ag An Taibhdhearc i gcomhar le Galway International Arts Festival
Déardaoin 12 – Domhnach 22 Iúil 2018 @ 7.30pm
Matinees 14 & 22 Iúil @ 2pm 

 


“... an ciúnas a chreimfeas an ceantar seo –
níos measa ná ceimiceán ar bith...”


Scéal cumhachtach, comhaimseartha é BAOITE faoi lánúin iascaireachta a bristear ó chéile de bharr ciúnas agus bréaga an phobail agus iad sáite in agóid in aghaidh comhlachta fracála mara. Scalann an scéinséir drámatúil seo solas lom géar ar shícé tuaithe na hÉireann – sícé an chiúnais, sícé an náire, agus sícé na mbréag, trí shúile an phríomhcharachtair, Cáit.
Tá Cáit ag iarraidh gasúir. Agus a tríú hiarracht ar IVF ag teip, tá cinneadh tromchúiseach le tógáil aici – seasamh lena pobal agus iad ag cur in aghaidh na fracála – nó loic ar a muintir agus a comharsainn ar mhaithe le mian a croí féin.
Tá scoth na n-aisteoirí páirteach sa dráma seo: Siobhan O’Kelly, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Diarmuid De Faoite agus Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, le ceol nua-chumtha á chasadh beo ag Saileog Ní Cheannabháin agus Maitiú Ó Casaide. Is é an t-ealaíontóir Seán Ó Flaithearta atá i mbun dearaidh, agus is é an t-údar Darach Mac Con Iomaire atá i mbun léirithe.
Beidh tóir ar thicéid don dráma seo agus moltar don phobal ar spéis leo BAOITE a fheiceáil a gcuid ticéad a chur in áirithe go luath.


“... Ná habair tusa focal – ach coinnigh agat féin é,
ní fhaca tú tada – is níl milleán ar éinne...”


Ticéid €25/€20 Áirithintí 091 562024
www.antaibhdhearc.com

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20Jun
2018
News

Ceiliúradh na Gaelscolaíochta

Ceiliúradh na Gaelscolaíochta - A Celebration of Irish Medium Education 2018: Ó Neart go Neart (Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaíochta)

Give your child the chance to excel in education and benefit from a bilingual start in life!

Tuilleadh Eolais

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12Jun
2018
News

Féile na Gealaí 2018

Is féile ceoil chomhaimseartha Gaeilge í Féile na Gealaí. Is í an t-aon fhéile champála trí mheán na Gaeilge atá ar siúl sa tír. Bunaíodh an fhéile in 2016 mar fhreagra ar an gcinneadh a rinneadh ‘Ravelóid’a a chuir ar ceal.

Bhí éacht bainte amach againn in 2016 an fhéile a eagrú ó thus go deireadh i dtrí seachtaine. Is léir go raibh suim ag an phobal gaelach san fhéile mar gur éirigh linn Gradam Féile na Bliana a thabhairt linn Gradam Nós 2017 agus Gradam Nós 2018, gradam a bhí ag brath ar vóta poiblí.

Ag Féile na Gealaí 2017 d’fhreastail 250 ar an fhéile, is é sin dhá oiread go leith ar an mhéid a bhí ann in 2016. Tá mé ag dréim go mbeidh méadú ar na figiúirí sin i mbliana arís de thairbhe an fhéile a bheith go i mbéal an phobail anois. Teastaíonn uainn forbairt a dhéanamh ar an tús láidir a bhí ag an bhféile le dhá bhliain anuas agus tógáil air i mbliana.

Is féile ceoil agus campála dhá oíche a bheidh ar siúl i nGaeltacht Ráth Chairn í Féile na Gealaí. An phríomhaidhm atá ag an bhféile ná ceol, cultúr agus ealaíona na gaeilge a chur chun cinn ar bhealach nualaíoch. Tugtar deis do ghaelgóirí as gach aois grúpa as áiteacha ar fud na hÉireann teacht le chéile agus caidreamh a chothú i ngaeilge.

I dtaca leis sin tugtar deis do cheoltóirí teacht le chéile agus aithne a cur ar a gcéile agus orthu siúd atá ag eagrú imeachtaí/ceolchoirmeacha le linn na bliana. Reáchtálafar an fhéile seo go hiomlán trí mheán na Gaeilge, ceol i ngaeilge, fógraíocht Gaeilge, oibríthe le gaeilge, gach imeacht trí ghaeilge (nó gaidhlig na hAlbain!)

www.feilenagealai.ie/

https://www.facebook.com/FeilenaGealai/

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30May
2018
News

Golf as Gaeilge 2018

Galf as Gaeilge 2018
Dé Sathairn, 9 Meitheamh 2018
Esker Hills GC,
An Tulach Mhór
12.00 p.m. go dtí 3.00 p.m.


Rialacha don SCRAMBLE
(Ní mór Gaeilge mhaith agus bac oifigiúil GUI a bheith ag gach imreoir)

  1. Comórtas Scramble le foireann de 3
  2. 1/6ú (an séú cuid) de iomlán na mbacanna
  3. Caithfear céad buille gach duine den triúr a úsáid ar a laghad 3 huaire agus é sin a bheith soiléir ar an gcárta.
  4. Caithfear an liathróid a roghnaítear a imirt ‘mar a luíonn sé’ agus tá cead ag an bheirt eile an liathróid a leagan síos (placing), i ngach áit.
  5. Duaiseanna don 1ú, 2ú & 3ú, 4ú agus 5ú háit, maraon le duaiseanna don chéad naoi agus don dara naoi bpoll agus don té is cóngaraí don pholl .

Beidh grúpa i mbun ceoil sa gClubtheach ó 6.00 p.m. ar aghaidh. Beidh bia agus deoch le ceannach i rith an lae ar fad agus beidh na duaiseanna á bhronnadh c. 8.00 p.m.

Tá Galf as Gaeilge 2018 á eagrú ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge agus Gael Linn agus urraithe ag Foras na Gaeilge

Application Form 2018

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25May
2018
Press Releases, News

€500,000 worth of grants approved by Foras na Gaeilge

Foras Gaeilge is delighted to announce that there will be 86 summer camps running throughout the island during the summer. The Summer Camps Scheme 2018, which was announced earlier this year, will give the opportunity to young people between 3 and 18 years of age to attend sports, drama, dancing, music and filming activities as well as trips. Grants worth €174,712, each a maximum of €2,500 or £1,750, have been approved for 86 different camps this year.

 

Foras na Gaeilge Chief Executive, Seán Ó Coinn, said, “During Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 it is a source of hope for me that the number of camps to be funded by Foras na Gaeilge has increased by 20% since 2016 and we hope that this trend will continue in the future. The Summer Camps Scheme shows the continuous demand for opportunities for young people to use Irish outside of school. I have no doubt that the camps will have a positive influence on the use of Irish in different areas from west Belfast to Cork City, and that their experience will stand to the 3,883 children who will be attending the camps this year.”

 

€116,379 worth of grants have been approved for 46 festivals which will be run in 2018 through the Festivals Scheme. The Festivals Scheme provides funding to festivals which aim to foster and promote Irish language arts, indigenous arts and the Irish language heritage through the medium of Irish or bilingually, as an integral part of the festival. The festivals give a national and international platform to arts and they have a great influence on the Irish language community and on the wider community in general.

 

€208,896 in total was approved for 18 drama companies, including amateur, professional and newly established companies, which aim to foster, develop and provide Irish language theatre to the arts sector, the Irish language community, the general public and the education sector.

 

Foras na Gaeilge Chief Executive, Seán Ó Coinn, said, “The 46 festivals and 18 drama companies which funding has been approved for will have a significant impact. These festivals are important not only for Irish speakers in the community, but for providing a platform for performers to present their art. As well as that, it is important to recognise that audience communities must be developed for Irish language theatre, which will be an aim for the drama companies for which grants were approved.”

 

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Further Information:

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

Tel: 0035387 673 6175     email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

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15May
2018
News

ANÚNA Singing workshop

Saturday 12th May

2pm - 5pm | £5

 

Established in 1987 by its current Artistic Director and composer, Michael McGlynn, Anúna is Ireland’s flagship a cappella vocal ensemble representing the beauty of Irish musical heritage and literature all over the world.


This workshop is ideal for those with some singing experience and the ability to read music is an advantage. We will use pieces in Irish and English from the Anúna repertoire and the workshop will be delivered bilingually.

Two Anúna facilitators will deliver the workshop:

Fergus Cahillane is from Dublin and a graduate of the NUI, Maynooth, with a degree in English and Music. He has been a member of Anúna since 2016.

Ellie McGinley is a native of Co Donegal. She is a music graduate from Dundalk IT, a specialist in sean-nós singing and a fiddle player.

 

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03May
2018
Press Releases, News

Launch of New English-Irish Dictionary App

 

 

3 May 2018

Launch of Léann Teanga: An Reiviú (Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge)

Launch of the Mac Donncha Scholarship

Launch of the New English-Irish Dictionary App

Presentation of the Seal of Accreditation for Translators

 

At an event in the Aula Maxima, The Square, University of Ireland, Galway today the sixth edition of the peer reviewed journal Léann Teanga: An Reiviú was launched. An Reiviú is published as part of the MA course in Language Studies with Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, University of Ireland, Galway.  The journal deals with the following various areas of language: translation, sociolinguistics, linguistics, language teaching, language planning and communication.  This is an annual publication, sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge, which provides a platform for language discourse in Ireland and abroad.  Renowned writer, Ré Ó Laighléis officially launched the journal.

The Mac Donncha Scholarship was launched in memory of Joe Mac Donncha (1953-2016), a graduate of the university and a former chief executive and former chairperson of Foras na Gaeilge, who gave sterling service to the Irish language community. The scholarship was set up with funding from Foras na Gaeilge in 2017. Two scholarships will be awarded this year worth €6,015 each.

Foras na Gaeilge Chairperson, Pól Ó Gallchóir, launched the new English-Irish Dictionary app which is being made available free of charge as part of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018. There are nearly 50,000 entries, 140,000 meanings and 3.5 million English and Irish words in the dictionary now – which is more than most of the major bilingual dictionaries available internationally. All this material, as well as grammar files and sound files, are available in the app.

Foras na Gaeilge Chairperson, Pól Ó Gallchóir, said, “It is very important that our dictionaries are available on the most modern media and platforms. 1.7 million users per year are visiting the focloir.ie site from everywhere in the world, and we hope that there will be a large demand for the app now it is available free. With this version Foras na Gaeilge wants the new dictionary to be in the pocket of every school pupil and every university student.”

Certificates were presented to some of the 15 accredited English-Irish translators who succeeded in the Seal of Accreditation for Translators examination in 2017. The Seal of Accreditation for Translators is a strong accreditation system, which includes the complexity of the different dialects, modern and technical jargon, and official prose and communication. The highest standards are therefore ensured in the translation industry and the reputation of able translators is protected, and this accreditation system has a central role in the continuous development of the language. The Translation and Interpretation Unit in the University of Ireland, Galway, ran the latest examination for the Accreditation Seal on behalf of Foras na Gaeilge.

 

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Note for the editor:

 

The Accreditation Seal for Translators

15 accredited English-Irish translators succeeded in the Seal of Accreditation for Translators examination in 2017:

 

  1. Síle Dolan, Co. Offaly
  2. Colm Mac Fhionnghaile, Dublin
  3. Cáit Ní Bhriain, Limerick
  4. Máire Ní Chonghaile, Co. Meath
  5. Sionainn Ní Ghréacháin, Limerick
  6. Isadora Ní Loingsigh, Co. Galway
  7. Jennifer Ní Mhaoileoin, Dublin
  8. Clár Ní Sheachnasaigh, Galway
  9. Pádraig Ó Ceallacháin, Co. Limerick
  10. Maitiú Ó Coimín, Co. Galway
  11. Pádraig Ó Cuinneagáin, Co. Cavan
  12. Darán Ó Dochartaigh, Co. Antrim
  13. Justin Ó Gliasáin, Dublin
  14. Eoin P. Ó Murchú, Dublin
  15. Elizabeth Warren, Co. Galway 

There are 209 translators accredited under the system to date and there is a comprehensive list of accredited translators available at www.forasnagaeilge.ie/seala

 

Further information:

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

Tel: 0035387 673 6175    

Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

 

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