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This year more than 750 transition year students are looking forward to taking part in Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Clár na gComhlachtaí, which encourages budding entrepreneurs in the Gaeltacht areas of Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kerry, and Waterford to develop their own mini-enterprises and compete in a national final.
2018 has been another busy year for Gaillimh le Gaeilge as Galway businesses continue to invest in the Irish language. The organisation responsible for the promotion of the Irish language in Galway has seen an increase of 26 per cent in the demand for their services so far this year, which in turn, has led to an increase in the visibility of the language in the city.
The word “energy” peppers Noeline Kavanagh’s conversation as she talks about her time with Macnas and looks forward to this weekend’s Halloween parade, Out Of The Wild Sky. Kavanagh herself is a human dynamo; though sitting at her office desk she is still a constant whirr of motioning arms, expressive gestures, and infectious enthusiasm.
Food Fleadh Ballina makes a welcome return for its fifth year, with an expanded four-day programme planned from Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30, to coincide with Other Voices Ballina.
TO MARK 30 years of the Galway Film Fleadh, the festival has announced What the Fleadh?!, a new, dedicated late night strand, featuring movies that are strange, scary, or fantastical.
The 2018 finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh were officially announced this week by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Pearce Flannery at a press event in Téatar Uí Chearbhalláin, Áras na Gaeilge, NUI Galway. Fifteen Galway-based businesses and organisations from a variety of sectors were named on this year’s Gearrliosta, all who have made the Irish language an integral part of their story.
DRUID'S GIAF offering this year was Mark O’Rowe’s unsettling 2003 play Crestfall, directed by Annabelle Comyn. Designer Aedin Cosgrove sets the action in a corrugated red box resembling a shipping container where three female prisoner-protagonists, wearing plain smocks, relate their stories.
A WEEK and a half into the 40th GIAF and the highlight so far for yours truly, and many others, was Kneehigh Theatre Company’s Tristan & Yseult. Emma Rice’s exuberant, funny, romantic and moving take on the story of a medieval love triangle was a joy from start to finish.
Athlone Castle welcomes well-known Mullingar native, historian, and renowned academic, Ruth Illingworth, for a free talk in the Lower Keep as part of the Bealtaine Festival on Saturday, May 27, at 2.30pm.
The Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta has recently given its approval to a new Údarás consultation and support scheme ‘Bí Réidh’ to assist in encouraging Gaeltacht companies to prepare for Brexit and to develop an action plan in this regard. A fund of €100,000 has been made available for this scheme which will be based on self-assessment of their exposure to Brexit, and a Consultancy Grant Scheme, under the De Minimis rule, with maximum of €5,000 each being allowed.