Foundation of the Organisation
Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish speaking community and membership - from branch to individual members - are the centre and foundation of the organisation. There are nearly 100s of branches and individual members working for the language and encouraging its use through Ireland and the whole world. Since the organisation was founded in 1893, members of the Conradh have been actively promoting Gaeilge in every part of life in the country and also working tirelessly to promote the language in their own areas.
Éasca Péasca! (Easy Peasy!)
It is very easy to take Individual Membership with Conradh na Gaeilge. If you do not have a local branch that you may join but you are interested in becoming a member of Conradh na Gaeilge, you can register as an individual member using our online form here.
NB: Every registration must go before the Executive Committee to be confirmed. Payment does not equal automatic recognition as a member.
Promoting Irish in your local areas
The pratical aim of an Indiviudal Member with Conradh na Gaeilge is to promote Irish in their own area or within an area of interest in their life. Individual members are active in many campaigns to encourage the use of Gaeilge in communities in many different ways. The organisation supports all members with this work.
Along with doing work locally or in an area of interest, individual members can take part in national campaigns run by the organisation to achieve rights of the Irish language community and solidify them. Every member plays a role in seeing that the organisation's policies are completed.
Point of Contact and more information
Conradh na Gaeilge functions as a contact point with the world of Irish. Through the organisation members can get to know other language activists in the industry, find out information on the most important campaigns supporting the language and take part in social events through Irish along with discussing their thoughts around encouraging the use of the language and bringing them to the forefront of the debate.
Every individual member will receive our newsletter each quarter along with regular information regarding the campaigns and events run by Conradh na Gaeilge.
We welcome members including their stories in our monthly newsletter so that all members in our network are made aware of the work going into the Irish language. Events can be spread using CnaG's Facebook, Twitter as well. You can send this info on to:
Charity Licence to Collect Money
Individual members can work with other local language and culture groups - Gaelscoileanna and GAA clubs for example - and use CnaG's public collection licence to collect money towards local Irish projects and other campaigns with CnaG.
Ard-Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge
According to the organisation's constitution, every member has the opportunity to attend the Ard-Fheis every year to show their opinions and take part in the debates around the work of the organisation. Every individual member has the opportunity to recommend someone as the Uachtarán, to run for one of the two spaces on the Coiste Gnó or to fill the one space available on the Bord Stiúrtha Sheachtain na Gaeilge; individual members also have the opportunity to put forward one motion, not including a constitutional motion, to be debated and voted on at the Ard-Fheis, meaning that each and every member has a voice in the organisation.
Classes with Conradh na Gaeilge
Classes are usually run in Dublin and Galway however due to Covid-19, all classes are currently running online. This is a good thing as every member currently has access to the classes. Conradh na Gaeilge's classes use the TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) syllabus and we can make discounts available to all individual members. If you'd like more info please e-mail Ciarán on
You can register on-line HERE. Our system is automatic and will create a rolling subscription for you of €20 annually. This subscription can be stopped at any time by getting in touch with Ciarán. This is a great way to provide continous support to the organisation.
Fill in the following form: HERE. The form must be received in the Ard-Oifig 10 weeks before the Ard-Fheis to be elligible to vote.
Membership & Education Exec
Conradh na Gaeilge
6 Sráid Fhearchair
Baile Átha Cliath 2
Phone: +353 (0)1 4757401