The Irish language was the most widely spoken language on the island of Ireland until the 19th century. But, nowadays, it’s a language that is hardly used in modern-day Ireland. This week is Seachtain na Gaeilge, which is the time put aside to learn a little Irish. The language is promoted, not just in Ireland, but worldwide. It gives everybody a chance to have fun with the Irish language. Seachtain na Gaeilge runs until the 17th of March.
This is a great excuse to brush up or begin with learning a new language. What better time than with Saint Patrick’s Day around the corner, a day when everyone wants to be Irish? You can go that extra mile and, not only paint your face green, but also speak Gaeilge at the same time.
The aim of this week is to promote Irish language through activities such as music, lectures, poetry, sport, and theatre. So let’s all be really Irish in the run-up to Saint Patrick’s Day.
The festival gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy Irish, whether you are a fluent speaker, learner, or have a cúpla focal, with a calendar of entertaining and fun events for every type of interest and every age group. So come along and enjoy the fun while learning Irish.