An Irish language conversation that will travel over 50,000 km
Conradh na Gaeilge is delighted that hundreds of people will take part in Comhrá ‘19 from 15-17 October this year. Conradh na Gaeilge are hoping to host a live Irish language conversation that will travel over 50,000 km and be broadcast live on www.snag.ie.
Comhrá ‘19 is an international campaign. Irish language and Gaeltacht groups, third level societies, schools, GAA clubs, conversation circles, radio stations, Conradh na Gaeilge branches, and many other community groups around the world will take part in this Irish language conversation. Google Hangouts is used to create a continuous conversation, that you can take part in by using a computer or a phone, and it is a great opportunity to meet people with Irish throughout the world!
Órlaith Ní Chaoinleáin, ICUF Tutor at St. Michael’s College, Toronto University said: “The people of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, are looking forward to taking part in the Comhrá ‘19 campaign. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate the Irish language here and to demonstrate the importance of the language to the people of the University and the community of Toronto. We will be taking part after the members of Conradh na Gaeilge L.A. and Comhrá will then return to Ireland to a group of Dublin students.”
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Seachtain na Gaeilge & Awareness Campaigns Manager said: “This year has seen a significant change in the approach of Comhrá as we strive to achieve the longest continuous conversation. The conversation will begin in New Zealand and travel around the world before the conversation ends in the Dublin Airport.”
Sinéad Ní Dhomhnaill, Communications Coordinator with Dublin Airport Authority said: “It’s great that we’ll be hosting the finale of Comhrá ‘19 here in Dublin Airport, a place that millions of passengers travel through every year. The airport links people from all over the world with Ireland. The Irish language is a very important part of the huge, heartfelt welcome that Dublin Airport gives its passengers. We’re really looking forward to connecting with all of the other participants in Comhrá ‘19, wherever they are in the world.”
You can follow the chat on www.snag.ie and you can interact with the participants on the social media using the hashtag #Comhrá19
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt
Seachtain na Gaeilge & Awareness Campaigns Manager
Seán Ó Murchadha
Multimedia & Awareness Campaigns Executive