Thanks to the Community Foundation NI, our ‘Between Street and State’ project launched in May of this year. The project aims to empower the Irish language community to understand, design and access language rights in an era of new Irish language legislation. The project is coordinated by Conradh na Gaeilge, in partnership with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. It will also draw on expert advice from CAJ and PPR, as well as the key stakeholder group, Glór na Móna.
Rith is a massive bi-annual festival and relay-race run around Ireland on behalf of the Irish language. This innovative festival is aimed at encouraging the use of the Irish language and the latest festival was held from 7 - 15 March 2014 as one of the main events of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014. The 1000km course for the non-stop relay race ran through 14 counties and over 400 towns and villages from Baile Bhuirne in Co. Cork to Belfast, and thousands of people joined in the festivities over the 9 days. This year was different to other years as the run continued through the night in Dublin for the first time ever.
This is an on-going campaign to keep the pressure on politicans to fulfil the promises they made regarding the Irish language while they are in Dáil Éireann, in the Legislative Assembly, or in the European Parliament. Conradh na Gaeilge asks MLAs and TDs from the Opposition to question the Government about what they are doing, or not doing, to promote the Irish language.