Láinseáil Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012 – Marta 5th – 17th 2012
Launch of Irish Week 2012 – March 5th – 17th 2012
The launch of Seachtain na Gaeilge took place in Bru Na Si, Youghal, on Monday 5th March 2012. Liam Ó Laochdha, Cathaoirleach Chonradh na Gaeilge, Eochaill, introduced guest speaker Eoin O Siochru to the podium to launch the seachtain. Eoin praised the local branch of Conradh for organising this year’s event and thanked the Mayor of Youghal, Eoin Coyne, Sandra McLellan TD and fellow councillors for attending the launch.
Pupils and teachers from each of the schools in Youghal and the surrounding area attended the launch and enjoyed the music of local group Lar Na Cruinne from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Donacha Ó Cearúill, secretary of the local branch of Conradh na Gaeilge said the launch was a great success and said it is great to see everyone enjoying themselves and making that extra effort in speaking Irish. He also thanked Micheal de Buitlear for the use of the wonderful facilities in Bru Na Si.Food and refreshments were provided by the Youghal branch of Conradh na Gaeilge.
Seachtain na Gaeilge is a non-profit organisation, which promotes the use of Irish language and culture both at home and abroad within a two-week festival held in March every year, and this year takes place between the 5 – 17 March 2012. Conradh na Gaeilge established the organisation in 1902.
The festival has built up incredible momentum in recent years, becoming the largest celebration of our native language and culture held in Ireland every year and sweeping other countries up in the whirlwind along the way. With events ranging from simple conversational evenings to street céilís; speed dating to wine tasting it gives everyone a chance to experiment with Irish whether fluent from youth or only dipping their toe in for the first time. Organisations, local councils, schools, libraries, music, sporting & cultural bodies all register their Seachtain na Gaeilge events with us.
A date for your diary! Seachtain na Gaeilge will take place on 5 – 17 March 2012!