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Seachtain na Gaeilge in north Antrim

BAILE AN CHAISTIL: North Antrim will be celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge right up until St Partick's Day this year with events in Ballycastle, Cushendall and Dunloy.
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THREE groups working together in North Antrim on Seachtain na Gaeilge events are acting as a springboard for more Irish language activity in the areas of Baile an Chaistil, Bun Abhann Dalla agus Dún Lathaí and increasing awareness of the now international festival of Irish Language and running until 17 March.

Amongst the events are: Tóraíocht taisce sna fuinneoga siopa/Shop Window Treasure hunt; 

Gaeilge Gach Lá/Daily Irish – with Dunloy GAA & Camogie Club; 

Siúlóidí/online Walks and tours

Éicea-ealaín/Eco-Art for kids with videos using materials available in the home 

Grúpa Comhrá 18-25 yrs – reconnecting young Irish speakers who have attended Gaelscoil or studied Irish to AS level or above using online evening sessions.

Díanchúrsaí;  Intensive Irish classes. Beginners, improvers and Advanced.

A one-day experience can be a wonderful start to open yourself up to the Irish language. 

Gaeilge don teaghlach/Irish for Families - Families with young children can take those first steps to create friendships by sharing their experiences of Irish and get support to bring more Irish into their homes.

Cúrsa ‘Canadh le chéile’; Singing Series – simple songs in Irish to be sung at the Oíche Airneáil, an online social evening with music, singing, stories. 

16 March sees the launch of a bilingual booklet Siúl i Stair na hÁite’ which will aid walkers in the area better appreciate placenames, stories and Irish phrases.

For more information, you should contact to register and look for details of events on Glór na Maoile, Gaeil Ruairí Óg agus Gaeil na nGlinntí, CCÉ Dhún Lathaí and Dunloy Cuchullains FB sites.


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