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13Mar
2019
Press Releases, News

TechFéile 2019

TechFéile 2019

 

Thursday 14 March 2019, The Black Box Theatre, Galway

The TechSpace Programme is an inspirational and celebratory day for young people and educators alike.

TechFéile is being held this year for the second time in Galway, on the 14 March this week. TechFéile is an Irish version of the Creative Tech Fest event which has been run for several years now by TechSpace. TechFéile will be based around 20 workshops and 10 competitions this year. There will be workshops on a range of different areas concerning media communications and technology; including Weather Workshops, Sports Commentary, Web Design, 3D Printing and Computer Games. This is a wonderful opportunity for schools/youth centres to showcase their achievements and is a celebration of the great work being undertaken by young people in creative technology.

TG4, Conradh na Gaeilge and Camara Education are collaborating with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to run this TechFéile event. It is being held in the Black Box Theatre and the aim of the event is to encourage creativity and technology among school children from the Gaeltacht and Gaelscoileanna right across the country. It is expected that over 200 students from Gaeltacht schools and Gaelscoileanna will attend as part of the TechSpace programme.

Among the guests speaking on the day will be television star Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, and there will be music from the bands Togra from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne and Driseog from Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, An Spidéal.

Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne TD had this to say:

“I am delighted that the TechSpace Programme, as it is now called, is being rolled out nationally this year. My Department has been providing funding annually for this programme since 2015. Funding of €419,108 has been approved for this proposal for 2019 and funding for TechFéile is included in this. TechFéile is an occasion of great pride and inspiration and I am extremely pleased that my Department has been able to fund it again this year. This is the second year that TechFéile has been held and it is a great opportunity for young people to showcase their imagination and creativity. It provides a special opportunity for young people to further their technological and artistic skills while using the Irish language.”

The TechSpace programme has been running for the last 4 years under the aegis of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. https://www.techspace.ie/clartechspace

 

Contact TechFéile at info@techspace.ie

Full details at https://www.techspace.ie/tech-feile

 

Create – Invent – Inspire

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11Mar
2019
News

Rave Réamh Oibre

RAVE RÉAMH OIBRE - Dublin's 1st Irish-language Morning Rave

 

An Rave Réamh Oibre will be happening as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia in Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, Basement of 6 Harcourt Street at 6.30am 

on Wednesday 13th March. It will be finished at 8.30am just in time for work!

 

There will be Yoga, Yoghurt, Dublin-famous DJ Manus Ó Maoileoin, Neon paint, Juices and much much more. Tagaígí síos roimh an obair le búgaíáil chuig na tiúin is fearr sa Chathair!

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20Feb
2019
Nuacht

Scríbhneoirí á lorg!

Ábhar Nua Léitheoireachta, Úrscéalta Ranga agus saothair eile ficsin agus neamhfhicsin ag teastáil.

 

Tá obair idir lámha faoi láthair chun ábhar tacaíochta a sholáthar don ábhar léitheoireachta atá i gcló cheana do Rang 3 – 6 mar chuid de thionscadal Shéideán Sí. Lena chois sin táthar ag iarraidh ábhar nua léitheoireachta a chur ar fáil do na ranganna céanna. Chuige sin tá scríbhneoirí á lorg a bheidh in ann úrscéalta ranga, go háirithe, a sholáthar ach chomh maith leis sin beidh gearrscéalta, filíocht, drámaí agus leabhair eolais de chineálacha éagsúla ag teastáil.

Ní mór don ábhar a bheith spreagúil nua-aimseartha agus in oiriúint ó thaobh teanga agus suime de do dhaltaí sa raon aoise a bhíonn i gceist sna ranganna sin. Más spéis leat bheith páirteach san obair seo nó má tá a mhacasamhail d’ábhar scríofa cheana féin agat ba bhreá linn scéal a fháil uait.

Ba cheart léiriú spéise nó smaointe le haghaidh úrscéalta ranga nó eile móide samplaí d’aon obair de chineál ábhartha atá déanta cheana agat, a chur chuig seideansi@forasnagaeilge.ie roimh 29 Márta 2019.

Bíodh Ábhar Nua Léitheoireachta mar theideal ar do theachtaireacht. Ní ghlacfar ach amháin le hábhar a sheolfar ar an ríomhphost. Má tá a thuilleadh eolais uait i dtaobh an tionscadail is féidir teachtaireacht á iarraidh sin a chur chuig an seoladh thuas.

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19Feb
2019
News

Teanga gan Teorainn: Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2019 seolta!

Cuireadh tús oifigiúil le Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia inniu le tráthnóna siamsaíochta sráide agus spraoi teaghlaigh.  Beidh an fhéile á ceiliúadh ón 1 - 17 Márta i mbliana. Seoladh an fhéile inniu i Muineachán ag Ard Fheis Conradh na Gaeilge.  Is é "Teanga gan Teorainn" téama na hArd-Fheise i mbliana, atá feiliúnach don cheiliúradh idirnáisiúnta teanga seo.

Is iad Tracy Clifford, láithreoir le 2fm; peileadóir Atha Cliath Michael Darragh MacAuley; amhránaí Sibéal Ní Chasaide as Ráth Chairn; agus Linda Ervine, Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge in  Officer in East Belfast.

Tracy Clifford, láithreoir 2fm agus ambasadóir Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia said; “Táimid ar fad an-sásta bheith inár n-ambasadóirí ar Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia.  Ghlac os cionn 750,000 duine ar fud an domhain páirt, a léiríonn go bhfuil an teanga beo agus bríomhar.  Ní gá bheith líofa le sult a bhaint as an teanga agus cultúr, is deis iontach í an fhéile páirt a ghlacadh ar bhealach beag nó mór, ar scoil, sa bhaile, nó ag ceann de na himeachtaí áitiúla nó idirnáisiúnta.”

I mbliana, i measc na mílte imeacht spéisiúil eile, beidh Lá na Meán Sóisialta #LNMS19, a bheidh á reáchtáil i scoileanna áitiúla, ar líne, agus go hidirnáisiúnta le fás agus forbairt na teanga ar líne a cheiliúradh. 

Amy O’Shaughnessey, Bainisteoir Urraíochta Manager Energia; “Seo ár dtríú bhliain le Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, agus tá bród orainn bheith a tacú le féile bhríomhar Éireannach.  Mar chomhlacht Éireannach, tá sé tábhachtach dúinn tacaíocht a léiriú don chomhlachtaí agus eagraíochta Éireannacha, agus is sampla iontach í Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia d'fhéile idirnáisiúnta a léiríonn mórtas inár dteanga agus cultúr dúchais."

Reáchtálfar Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia ón 1 - 17 March, le seoladh idirnáisiúnta sa London Irish Centre ar an 2 Márta.

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18Feb
2019
News

Bás tobann is ábhar do dhráma nua atá le craoladh ar Raidió na Life

Nuair a thagann iascairí i mBinn Éadair ar chorpán fir san fharraige, cuirtear fios ar na Gardaí mar is gnách, ach ní haon ghnáth-chorpán atá ann. Sa dráma comhaimseartha ‘Teachtaireachtaí Iar-Bháis’, tugtar an éisteoir ar thuras mistéireach le bleachtaire stuama agus é ag iarraidh an fhírinne a aimsiú faoi bhás craoltóir clúiteach. Craolfar an dráma Dé Céadaoin 20ú Feabhra ag 20:00 agus athchraolfar é ag 10:00 Dé Satharn 23ú Feabhra.

Ó pheann Chathal Póirtéir, is dráma lán le rúin agus tragóid é ‘Teachtaireachtaí Iar-Bháis’ agus é ag leanúint traidisiúin an seánra bleachtaireachta. 

Ag glacadh páirte sa dráma, tá na haisteoirí Sinéad Ni Uallacháin (atá le feiceáil sa ghrianghraf faoi iamh), Carrie Crowley, Áine Ní Ghlinn agus Con Ó Tuama. Ba é an craoltóir Cathal Póirtéir a scríobh agus a léirigh é. Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide a bhí mar léiritheoir feidhmiúcháin ar son Raidió na Life. Fuair an tsraith maoiniú ó scéim Fuaim & Fís Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann.

Nótaí don Eagarthóir:

Le tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoin dráma nó le hagallamh a shocrú déan teagmháil le Cathal Póirtéir ag 086 337 5927 nó cathalpoirteir@gmail.com

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14Feb
2019
Nuacht

An Spota Dubh

PREAS EISIÚINT

Téann Raidió na Life & Cumann Lúthchleas Gael i gcomhpháirtíocht do Phodchraoladh Spóirt Ghaelach ‘An Spota Dubh’

 

Tá podchraoladh nua oifigiúil Gaeilge de chuid Chumann Lúthchleas Gael seolta i gcomhpháirt le Raidió na Life, ina mbeidh imreoirí reatha agus iar-imreoirí faoi agallamh.  Cárthach Breathnach agus Cian Ó Griallais, láithreoirí ar an gclár rathúil ‘An Spota Dubh’, atá ainmnithe le haghaidh cúpla gradam, ar Raidió na Life le breis agus dhá bhliain anuas, a bheidh taobh thiar den mic don sraith speisialta seo. 

Dar ndóigh, tá neart d’imreoirí agus lucht tacaíochta an CLG a bhfuil Gaeilge acu agus tá sé mar aidhm ag An Spota Dubh buaicphointí agus príomh-imeachtaí na gcluichí a phlé – trí Ghaeilge – de réir mar a thiteann siad amach. Cuirtear tús bríomhar leis an sraith sa chéad eagrán, le súil á chaitheamh ar shraitheanna iománaíochta agus peile Allianz sula dtosaíonn siad i mbliana. I gcuideachta Chárthaigh agus Chian sa chéad phodchraoladh tá Paul Conroy, imreoir le Gaillimh, Donie Breathnach, iar-pheileadóir agus iománaí le Port Láirge, Fiona Ní Chorcoráin, iar-imreoir camógaíochta agus iomána le Baile Átha Cliath agus an t-iriseoir CLG Cian O’Connell. 

Is féidir éisteacht leis an bpodchraoladh ag https://soundcloud.com/rnl/an-spota-dubh-i-bpairc-an-chrocaigh?in=rnl/sets/an-spota-dubh 

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23Jan
2019
News, The Arts

Major Arts Events Scheme

This scheme focuses on major events which aim to foster and promote the Irish language and language-based Irish language arts through the medium of Irish or bilingually as a part of a major event. As well as that, this scheme focuses on the Irish language social networks, the general public and the arts sector on an all-island and international basis.

The Major Arts Events Scheme will be open to appropriate professional groups to give them an opportunity to develop major arts events or elements of major arts events being run and implemented through the medium of Irish or of which the language-based Irish language arts are a central part.

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Documents:

Criteria

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Closing Date: 12pm. 23rd January 2019

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18Jan
2019
Press Releases, News

€95,864 approved for Festivals Scheme 2019

Foras na Gaeilge is delighted to announce that grants worth €95,864 have been approved for 42 festivals to be run during 2019 through the Festivals Scheme 2019. Foras na Gaeilge’s board approved the grants at today’s board meeting.

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 the arts and have a significant influence on the Irish language community and on the wider community in general.

Foras na Gaeilge Chief Executive, Seán Ó Coinn, said, “They are also important for the Irish language community throughout the country to create social networks through Irish, and for communities to develop themselves as communities in which Irish is used on a regular basis.”

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Further Information:

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

Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

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10Jan
2019
Press Releases, News

Significant update to content of the New English-Irish Dictionary

 

“Body shaming, single-use plastic, withdrawal agreement and emergency accommodation included for the first time”

 Foras na Gaeilge completed a significant update to the material on the New English-Irish Dictionary website on Thursday 10 January. As part of the ongoing work on the print version of the dictionary over 13,000 entries were edited in the last year. Entries were improved, errors corrected and additional sound and grammar files added to translations.

As well as the amendments above, over 100 new entries and senses were added to the dictionary. These were added based on current affairs, analysis of unsuccessful searches on the website, feedback and requests from users, and everyday use of Hiberno-English. Among the new entries and senses included are:

  • Current affairs: backstop, burqa, shaming (body shaming), Eurosceptic, withdrawal agreement, homeless crisis, emergency accommodation, rough sleeper, homeless hub, single-use plastic, House of Commons, regulatory alignment, customs arrangement, hard border, soft border, frictionless economy, direct trade.
  • Searches by and requests from users: craft beer, cutie, soakage, snowball fight, influencer, critical thinking, Dubai, carpool, sparkling water, pay gap, transformative.
  • Hiberno-English: to make strange with sb, quare, scutter, hames, to be sore on sb, cat (the weather’s cat), not the sharpest tool in the shed.

There has been a consistent rise in the number of users of the dictionary since its launch in January 2013. In 2018, over 1.9 million users accessed foclóir.ie and the dictionary team is confident that they will reach 2 million users per year before long.

The New English-Irish Dictionary is the primary dictionary project being undertaken by Foras na Gaeilge at present. It is available free of charge online and as an app, and will be available in print form in 2020.

We regularly receive feedback from the public in relation to the dictionary, both the content and functionality. We’re very grateful to everyone who takes the time to provide us with such valuable feedback and have made many changes to the dictionary as a result. Contact us at aiseolas@focloir.ie.

Further Information:

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

Tel: 0035387 673 6175    

Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

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20Dec
2018
News

Good Piping Film

Hi Dubliners!

You are cordially invited on Friday, January 4th to a screening of Good Piping, a feature documentary film on Irish musicians playing Ireland’s most enigmatic instrument, the uilleann pipes. “This rare, ancient bagpipe may occasionally be seen in a pub or at a festival, but as a historical soloist, leading dances and harrowing souls, the instrument remains a fleeting character, even in its native Ireland” (Na Píobairí, 2002). Good Piping has only screened twice in Ireland – once at the IFI and once in Miltown during Willie Week. The film itself has been a “fleeting character” and we are delighted to announce its recent release on DVD & Blu-ray – please go to: www.GoodPipingFilm.com for more info. We are bringing the film back to Ireland for a series of screenings in 2019 to celebrate the release. This will be the lone screening in Dublin and it’s set to be a fun one!

The screening will be at The Sugar Club on Leeson and is kindly sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and we’ll have a trio of young traditional musicians (TBA) playing us in. Come and have a drink before and enjoy the music. DVD’s/Blu-ray & Posters will be for sale throughout the night. Around 8:15pm we will begin seating and the film will go on at 8:30pm sharp. The director and cast will be in attendance for a Q&A after the movie. And of course, there'll be an After Seisún with musicians at the club or a nearby pub.

RSVP here: http://www.instagram.com/goodpiping

 

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