Last weekend for groups to register for world record attempt at the longest ever continuous conversation in Irish, coordinated by Conradh na Gaeilge
Comhrá ’15 will run for an entire week from 6 October 2015 until midday the following Tuesday (13 October 2015), and not only will the non-stop conversation in Irish be streaming live on www.snag.ie for each one of those 170 hours back-to-back, but people around the world will be able to get involved in the online conversation by using the #comhrá hashtag on Twitter.
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Seachtain na Gaeilge & Raising Awareness Manager with Conradh na Gaeilge says:
“Conradh na Gaeilge will be putting the legendary Irish gift of the gab to the ultimate test with the Comhrá ’15 world record attempt for talking in Irish only this year, and we hope to encourage lots of Irish speakers to have lots of fun too while we’re at it! Comhrá ’15 is a totally unique and extremely enjoyable way to promote the use of Irish among the general public across the globe.”
Irish-language and Gaeltacht groups from the four corners of Ireland and the world will be partaking in this latest world record attempt by Conradh na Gaeilge, and over 45 groups are already registered to take on an hour or more talking in Irish.
The Australian Irish-language school Scoil na Gaeilge Sydney, the local Los Angeles branch of Conradh na Gaeilge in California, and the Parisian Irish speakers of An Ghaeltacht-sur-Seine in France are among some of the international groups taking part in this year’s Comhrá ’15 abroad, while third level Irish-language societies, schools, GAA clubs, Is Leor Beirt conversation circles, radio stations, educational institutions, and many more community groups are getting their chat as Gaeilge on in Ireland for this record attempt.
Seán Ó Murchadha, Raising Awareness Executive with Conradh na Gaeilge says:
“Comhrá ’15 offers Irish-language groups abroad a fantastic opportunity to connect online with a huge network of Irish speakers in Ireland and all over the globe, and we here in Conradh na Gaeilge are excited and eager to get this unique project underway again from 6 – 13 October 2015.”
Conradh na Gaeilge initiated the first Irish-language world record attempt with Comhrá 247 in 2013, where 90 groups spoke non-stop in Irish for 168 hours in October 2013, and last year’s Comhrá ’14 broke that attempt with 169 hours of back-to-back chat as Gaeilge. The video of this light-hearted Conradh na Gaeilge challenge is available for viewing on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhjuH63JAto.