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Irish classes for adults at Conradh na Gaeilge

Register now for Conradh na Gaeilge’s Irish course for adults. Classes focus on conversational Irish and cater to all levels, and commence the week of Monday January 30.

The economics of maintaining the Mayo Gaeltacht

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In 1851, the Mayo Gaeltacht stretched west across the county from a line between Kilasser and Ballindine, excluding the town of Ballina. The official census figures for that year record that 65.8 per cent of the county’s population could speak the Irish language. By 1926, that figure had plummeted to 36.8 per cent and today, 47.2 per cent of the Mayo population claim the ability to speak the language, though to vastly different standards. Statistics for where the language is living and in everyday use are more important and telling. In that regard, the Mayo Gaeltacht is now confined to the Erris region, the eastern half of Achill Island, the Corraun Peninsula and a pocket around Tourmakeady on the western shore of Lough Mask.

Frenchwoman passing on her love of Irish

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It is certainly an unusual circumstance where a Frenchwoman ends up in the Connemara Gaeltacht teaching music and languages through Irish. But that is exactly what Batsheva Battu did. The 31-year-old is not just fluent in Irish, English, and her native French, she has also spoken Italian since she was 11 years old and is in the process of learning Welsh.

Athlone students go Stateside

Aoife Mannion and Ruth Gallagher from Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone took Boston by storm last weekend with their Junk Kouture designs Recircuitable and Pine-A-Coladas. Their dresses were two of eight designs chosen to represent Junk Kouture stateside at the iFest festival - a unique and exhilarating celebration festival of Irish culture, heritage, hospitality, and entertainment held in the Seaport World Trade Centre.

Cycle for Niamh - brothers to make mammoth trek for beloved sister

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Three brothers will cycle 713km in memory of their sister, Niamh Kelly Coughlan, who was a frequent visitor to the Louisburgh area, over five days from July 30 to August 3. They will be coming west on Wednesday, July 31 and then going through Louisburgh on to Limerick.

Peadar King in concert @ An Taibhdhearc

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INISHBOFIN SINGER and songwriter Peadar King, and his band, play An Taibhdhearc tomorrow night.

Something a little bit different in Claremorris next Thursday

A Scots/Irish concert from Maeve Cairney

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THE KINVARA based soprano, Maeve Cairney, will perform a special concert of Irish and Scottish music this Sunday in Áras na nGael, Dominick Street.

Country and Irish as Gaeilge with John Beag

JOHN BEAG agus Na hAncairí are well known throughout Connemara as a highly popular country and Irish band, but it is very rare they play Galway city.

New premises for The Western Writers’ Centre

THE Western Writers’ Centre has moved into new premises at The Hynes Building, Saint Clare’s Walk, Merchants Road, also home to Babaró and An Taibhdhearc.


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