Ullmhúcháin do Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2013 Faoi Lánseol Ag Foireann Úr na Féile! (2)

Seachtain na Gaeilge is the biggest international Irish-language festival in Ireland and abroad and its new management team is delighted to announce that next year's festival will run from 4 - 17 March 2013. And while you won't see the like of it on the playing field at this time of year, Kerry and Galway have put their best women forward to work together and attract new groups to take part in the Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013 festivities next March!

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A Choice of Cultúr in Irish at Uimhir 6!

Number 6 Harcourt Street is known as Uimhir 6, the centre of Irish-language activities in the capital, and this historical building will be alive with the sound of sport, music, art and entertainment through Irish as part of Dublin Culture Night on Friday night, 21 September 2012!

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Demand For Courses On The Up

Dubliners will have a chance to kick-start their language skills again this autumn with Conradh na Gaeilge's 10-week Irish courses for adults starting 25 September 2012 for only €180, with further discounts available to former pupils, students, OAPs and the unemployed. The courses cater for all learner levels and run for two hours from 7.00 - 9.00pm on a choice of one night a week in the city centre at 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.

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Biggest Irish Societies' Meeting To Date

The biggest training weekend for Irish-Language Societies and Irish Officers from third level institutions across the country is being organised for the sixth year running from 12 - 13 October 2012 by Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael and the Union of Students in Ireland in association with Comhluadar and Comhar na Múinteoirí Gaeilge, with support from the Department of Education and Skills and Foras na Gaeilge. Peadar de Blúit, Vice President for the Irish Language, Union of Students in Ireland (USI) says: "Up to 100 students come to this training session each year as it's a brilliant opportunity for them to get advice from inspiring people with years of experience working in the Irish-language sector; this year there will be specific sessions with former Irish Society members to focus on different roles within a Cumann Gaelach committee." As well as offering expert workshops on Irish-language issues over the course of the weekend, the contact details of the Irish Officers and members of the Irish Societies' committee members are distributed amongst attendees so that committees and student union officers from across the country can work together to promote the language throughout the year. Aodhán Ó Deá, Student Coordinator says: "We have seen a huge improvement in the cooperation between different third level institutions working on national campaigns, lobbying on Irish-language issues and organising Irish events together in recent years, all as a result of the training organised by Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael and the Union of Students in Ireland in association with Comhluadar and Comhar na Múinteoirí Gaeilge. Tá an réabhlóid ag teacht, the Irish-language revolution is well on its way!" There is also a private group on Facebook, created as a discussion forum for all the Irish Societies and Irish Officers, and as a way for students from different colleges to share information, ideas, event posters with one another. Student Coodinator Ó Deá provides additional design support for any Cumann Gaelach looking to adapt any poster from the Facebook group for their own event. Representatives from Irish Societies of the various third level institutions will be welcomed with an ice-breaker and information session in DIT at 6.30pm on Friday, 12 October 2012, where refreshments will be provided and a special guest speaker will talk about the advantages speaking Irish has given them in their own life. The Irish-language chartstation for young people, Raidió Rí-Rá, will host Club Rí-Rá in Club Chonradh na Gaeilge at 6 Harcourt Street on Friday night; the Club will also host a bbq after the training on Saturday. Students will partake in empowerment workshops on political issues, language rights, third level competitions and language transmission as well as sessions dedicated to organising events, Seachtain na Gaeilge and national campaigns for the Irish language at 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, on Saturday, 13 October 2012. Lunch will be provided free of charge for all participants and there a limited number of accommodation spaces available for students coming from outside Dublin, but these must be pre-booked by contacting Aodhán Ó Deá at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, 09 October 2012.

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Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge