Every county in Ireland to host at least one Irish language event today to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia
Irish language events are taking place in all thirty-two counties of Ireland today as part of Lá na gCiorcal 2023. Groups across the island are taking part and giving people an opportunity to use their Irish at events in their communities.
Anna Nic Lochlainn, Céim Aniar Manager and Ciorcal Comhrá organiser in na Dúnaibh, Dún na nGall commented:
"We are very happy to be taking part today in Lá na gCiorcal here in na Dúnaibh, where our conversation group is going from strength to strength. The ciorcal here, like other ciorcail in the area have a big part in promoting Irish in the community here in the Tuaisceart Dhún na nGall Gaeltacht, and everyone is welcome to join us.”
Speaking today, Éamonn Ó Braonáin, County Board member of CLG an Longfoirt said:
“Lá na gCiorcal inspired us and gave us the motivation to start a ciorcal comhrá for Gaels in the county here in Longfort. We hope that we in turn can inspire people to use their Irish in social situations, no matter if they’re fluent or just starting out. We’ll be starting a regular ciorcal for our communities from here on out which will help clubs all over the county.”
Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn, Cathaoirleach Sheachtain na Gaeilge le Energia said:
“It’s fantastic that community groups across thirty-two counties are organising ciorcail chomhrá today in the Gaeltacht and all around Ireland to celebrate the Irish language. We hope that Lá na gCiorcal will inspire people to stay involved with ciorcail in their area after Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and throughout the year.”
More information about conversation circles can be found at PEIG.ie. Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is the largest Irish language festival in the world. The extra long ‘seachtain’ will run from March 1-17 and the public are invited to participate in the festival by attending Irish-language events and using their Irish in any way they can.