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Tá Conradh na Gaeilge ag reáchtáil cúrsa do mhic léinn atá ag déanamh scrúdú na hArdteistiméireachta agus atá ag iarraidh cur lena gcumas labhartha Gaeilge. Ar ndóigh tá tábhacht bhreise leis an scrúdú seo anois os rud é go bhfuil 40% de na marcanna iomlán sa scrúdú ag dul don scrúdú béal.
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.
TG4’s hit TV soap opera Ros na Rún is searching for an actress over 50 to join its cast and fluent Gaeilge is required for the role in Ireland’s only Irish language soap.
Would you like to learn Irish or to brush up on your cúpla focal? Classes will begin in Áras na nGael on September 12 at beginner, intermediate, and higher levels. Contact Conradh na Gaeilge to register for a class that suits your ability.
A June deadline has been announced for submissions to operate the air service to and from the Aran Islands. The contract is valued at €3.68 million and will run for four years.
A new TG4 series is to tell the story of some of the colourful characters who live and work on one of Ireland’s most barren but beautiful patches - the Erris peninsula.
Máire Ní Mhaoilchiaráin, the newly appointed 2015 Sean-Nós Singer in Residence at NUI Galway, will give a series of sean-nós singing workshops beginning on Wednesday, 11 February at 7pm in the Seminar Room at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.
Údarás na Gaeltachta has welcomed the announcement that an additional €1 million in capital will be made available to Údarás’ budget in 2015.
“A potentially disastrous decision” with “serious implications in relation to employment” in the Aran Islands and Connemara is how changes to the Social Inclusion and LEADER programmes is being described.
The official language planning process has begun for two areas of Connemara, with organisations being given two months to apply to Údarás na Gaeltachta to be selected to prepare and implement a language plan.