Search Results for 'Status of the Irish language'

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‘The great and the good of Irish writing'

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THE FIRST year of the new decade sees a new director at the helm of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Sahsa de Buyl. “If you were to look at a theme for this years’s event,” she says, “it would be the great and the good of Irish writing.”

Plan announced to double number of students learning through Irish

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, this week announced plans for the development of the first comprehensive Irish-medium education policy with an ambitious target of doubling the number of young people in Irish medium schools to 120,000.

What the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement can still teach us today

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Fifty years ago the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement was founded, inspired by developments in the Six Counties, the USA, and France. To mark the occasion, hour-long programmes were broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4; it was discussed at the Galway History Festival; and a book is also being published.

Bilingual status a keystone in Galway’s cultural status

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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.

Castlebar could be recognised as Gaeltacht Service Town

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It has been announced that Castlebar has been named as one of the towns that could apply to achieve recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town under the Gaeltacht Act 2012.

Young entrepreneurs in the Mayo Gaeltacht learn for the future

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Up to 117 second level students from all parts of the Mayo Gaeltacht are creating, designing and innovating in preparation for this year’s Údarás na Gaeltachta – Clár na gComhlachtaí which was launched this week.

Opportunity for two Mayo teachers to work in the North American Gaeltacht

Mayo County Council and Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir (The North American Gaeltacht) are giving an opportunity to two Gaeilgeoirí from or living in Mayo to work in Canada as a teacher for a week as part of a summer course from August 13 to 20, with their travel and accommodation provided.

Action plan for 20-year strategy for Irish language will be published by summer

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Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne last evening confirmed that his Department is working on an action plan for the twenty year strategy for the Irish language.

Prepare for the Irish oral exam with Conradh na Gaeilge

Do you want to do well in your oral Irish examination? Are you looking for an opportunity to practice your Irish in a fun environment? Conradh na Gaeilge has commenced registration for its Leaving Certificate Irish preparation course.

The first co-ed class in the Jes

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St Ignatius College’ on Sea Road opened its doors for the first time in 1862. The Jesuits built a residence and a church at the same time and the move proved to be a success for them. Attendances at Mass and ceremonies grew rapidly. The college, however, was more of a challenge. The boys ranged in age from nine to 13 and the subjects taught included mathematics, Latin, Greek, and elocution. The numbers at first were as expected. They grew steadily to 90 in 1865 and reached 110 by 1874, but they began to fall thereafter and were inconsistent from year to year. The number recorded for 1899 was 49. 

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