Gnó Mhaigh Eo in conjunction with Oifig Gaeilge Mhaigh Eo is celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013 with a Bronntanas na Gaeilge (Give the Gift of Gaeilge ) campaign. A toy, book, or gift will be available to win each day for the duration of Seachtain na Gaeilge (March 4-17 ) on the Gaeilge Mhaigh Eo and Gnó Mhaigh Eo Facebook pages and on Twitter, as well as spot prizes at some of the Seachtain na Gaeilge events.
Many of us have seen Bábóg Baby and Scrabble through Irish but did you know that there are many Irish language products that are made in Mayo? It was two Mayo publishers who published two of the best selling Irish language books in the last year. The publishing company Evertype, based outside Westport, recently published an Irish version of The Hobbit, the English version of the book celebrated its 75th year last year. An Hobad features the original pictures and maps by JRR Tolkien. Cló Mhaigh Eo also added to its series of graphic novels with An Béal Bocht, one of the most popular books in Irish based on the original novel by Flann O’Brien/Myles na gCopaleen.
Between T-shirts from Deir Sé and T-Rex, greeting cards from Wild Ideas, Marian Heneghan and Cathal Can Sign, lovely prints from I Love Mayo and Mindful Productivity it is possible to support both the Irish language and Mayo businesses at the same time.
Make sure to keep an eye out on the Facebook page and Twitter feed from March 4 to 17, or go along to one or two Irish events for Seachtain na Gaeilge in Mayo to win your gift. A full list of the events happening across Mayo to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge is available on www.snag.ie