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15Dec
2015
Press Releases

Líonraí Gaeilge fógartha ag Foras na Gaeilge

Ar threoir ón Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, faoi Acht na Gaeltachta (2012), d'fhógair Foras na Gaeilge próiseas léirithe suime i Nollaig 2014 d'iarratasóirí féideartha chun pleananna teanga a ullmhú agus a fheidhmiú i gceantair a bheadh oiriúnach do Líonraí Gaeilge.

Tuilleadh eolais: Líonraí Gaeilge

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15Dec
2015
Press Releases, News

Irish Language Networks announced by Foras na Gaeilge

Following guidance from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, under the Gaeltacht Act (2012), Foras na Gaeilge requested expressions of interest in December 2014 for prospective applicants to prepare and implement language plans in areas which would be suitable for Irish Langauge Networks.

Further information: Irish Language Networks

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04Dec
2015
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Literary Circuit for Small and Minority Languages in Europe

The Other Words literary project is a partnership programme between cultural/language organisations in European regions which aims to establish a network of creative placements for European writers in small and minority languages.

More information: Press release Other Words

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23Nov
2015
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€4M approved by the North South Ministerial Council for Irish Language Communities Scheme 2016 – 2020

Foras na Gaeilge welcomes applications from community organisations to the Irish Language Communities Scheme 2016 – 2020, which has been approved by the North South Ministerial Council on the 6 November.

Irish Language Communities Scheme 2016 – 2020

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12Nov
2015
Press Releases

Comhghairdeas le buaiteoir Ghradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2015

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30Oct
2015
Press Releases, Publications

Research Report on New Irish Speakers launched at Oireachtas na Samhna 2015

Research Report on New Irish Speakers launched at Oireachtas na Samhna 2015

The Language Commissioner, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, has launched Research Report on New Irish Speakers, prepared by Dr. John Walsh, National University of Ireland, Galway, Professor Bernadette O’Rourke, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and Dr. Hugh Rowland, National University of Ireland, Galway, for Foras na Gaeilge, on Friday, 30 October at Oireachtas na Samhna in Citywest, Dublin.

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New speakers of Irish report

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11Sep
2015
Press Releases, News

Culture Night, 18th September, in Foras na Gaeilge, Merrion Square

Culture Night, 18 September 2015

Downstairs Dublin in Foras Head Office, 7 Merrion Square

The doors of Foras na Gaeilge Head Office, 7 Merrion Square, will be open to the public on Culture Night, 18 September, with entertainment, company and much more. The night’s programme will be part of the Downstairs Dublin project, run by The Irish Times to celebrate the Georgian houses of Merrion Square. Programme for the Night 5 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Exhibition: Basement Garden (outdoors) Basement Garden is a unique exhibition which can be seen from North Merrion Square footpath, outside the head office on this night only. This is a magical, mysterious work in the Foras basement, created by Fionnuala Fallon, Gardening Correspondent for The Irish Times.The Basement Garden aims to attract visitors passing by with its beauty and with the rich cultural heritage of the language, Irish plants and Irish architecture. This pop up garden will be created specially for the night and, therefore, this is an unmissable chance to see it between the above times! 5 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Plé agus Tae (Talk and Tea) (Foras canteen and hall) All will be welcome to come for a cup of tea and to use whatever Irish they have with us in the Foras canteen between 5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. If you need a teabreak from touring the other exhibitions on Merrion Square, or if you want to find out about the language and culture, call in and you will be very welcome. 5.30 p.m. – 7.15 p.m. Showing of Rún Cheanannais Mhóir (The Secret of Kells) (Foras hall) Rún Cheanannais Mhóir, the famous film which won an Oscar nomination in 2010 will be shown at 5.30 in the Foras hall. Thanks to Cartoon Saloon for making the arrangements for showing the Irish language version of this fascinating animated feature film. Families will be very welcome at this informal showing. Seats will be provided at the front and there will be space at the back of the hall so parents and children can have flexibility and space to come and go during the showing. This film is rated PG and some scenes may unsettle young children. It will be up to parents to decide if it is suitable for their own children. Here is a link to the Irish Film Classification Office in relation to PG films:

http://www.ifco.ie/website/ifco/ifcoweb.nsf/web/pgguidelines?OpenDocument&type=graphic

8.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Variety Night (Foras hall) Join us for the final celebration of Culture Night which will focus on company, music and poetry. The band IMLÉ, will perform a combination of different musical styles for us, from hip-hop go punk, and we will have poets with us as special guests during the evening as well. Join us for refreshments and much more!

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11Sep
2015
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Step backwards for Irish in Ulster University a cause concern for Foras na Gaeilge

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07Aug
2015
Nuacht, Preasráitis

Dearcadh dearfach i leith na Gaeilge léirithe ag an bpobal i dtuarascáil taighde nuafhoilsithe

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Dearcadh an Phobail - Achoimre Gaeilge

Tá leagan Gaeilge den tuarascáil Dearcadh an Phobail i leith na Gaeilge ar fáil anseo:

Dearcadh an Phobail i leith na Gaeilge.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro

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09Jun
2015
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Developing Slighe Chaluim Chille: St Columba and Argyll Conference

 

According to tradition, Kintyre is where St Columba or Calum Cille, first set foot in what is now Scotland. On the 27th and 28th of June, a special two day conference will explore the heritage of the saint in Kintyre and Argyll. It will also discuss how best to develop the St Columba Trail to encourage heritage and cultural tourism in Argyllshire and to promote stronger links between communities in the west of Ireland and Scotland. The conference will be in the Ardshiel Hotel, Campbeltown, Argyll, and is organised by the Islands Book Trust, along with Colmcille, a partnership programme between Foras na Gaeilge in Ireland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig in Scotland. A special sailing of the Kintyre Express will bring visitors from Ballycastle.

 

Those attending will be coming together to listen to St Columba experts from both sides of the Irish Sea. This is an inclusive event open to everyone, whatever their backgrounds. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the huge influence Columba had over the region and the enduring cultural and linguistic links between Scotland and Ireland.  Speakers will include Brian Morton writer and journalist, Rachel Butter and Alasdair Whyte from the University of Glasgow and  Colm O Cuaig of NUI Galway to name a few. Some talks will be in Gaelic or Irish, with simultaneous translation into English. There will also be a ceilidh, book launch, and visit to local sites associated with Columba.

 

People can attend for the whole event, half days, or individual sessions, and prices have been kept low to encourage as many as possible to come along, including from the local community. Conference organisers are particularly keen to encourage engagement from both Ireland and Scotland and as such have organised a special sailing of the Kintyre Express from Ballycastle to Campeltown on the morning of Saturday 27th June and returning again that evening at no extra cost to delegates (places available on a first come first served basis).

 

In addition to this a limited number of scholarships are available to cover the costs of travel to the conference for delegates from Ireland and Scotland (outside of mainland Argyll).  Those interested, should e-mail either Daibhidh Boag at Bòrd na Gàidhlig Daibhidh@gaidhlig.org.uk, if applying from Scotland or, Maolcholaim Scott of Foras na Gaeilge mscott@forasnagaeilge.ie, if applying from Ireland.

 

For more information or to book please contact Mairi at The Islands Book Trust on 01851 830316 or email mairi@theislandsbooktrust.com

 

NOTES FOR EDITOR:

  • The Islands Book Trust was formed in 2002 with two main aims: To further understanding of the history of Scottish islands in their wider Celtic and Nordic context.  To generate economic, social, and cultural benefits for local communities.
  • The Islands Book Trust publishes books on Scottish culture, history and Gaelic among other subjects for the full range please visit our website www.theislandsbooktrust.com
  • For interviews in Gaelic/English please contact mairi@theislandsbooktrust.com
  • Book sales - tel: 01851 830316      email: sales@theislandsbooktrust.com
  • Urras Leabhraichean nan Eilean - The Islands Book Trust is a registered Scottish charity SC032682  Registered Office: Laxay Hall, Laxay, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9PJ
  • Bòrd na Gàidhlig is the public body with responsibility for the promotion of Gaelic in Scotland and internationally.
  • Foras na Gaeilge is the body with responsibility for the promotion of Irish on the island of Ireland

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