Council launches programme For Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2022

1st March 2022

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has outlined details of its programme of Irish language activities and events to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2022 which runs this year from 1 March – 17 March.

Seachtain na Gaeilge is an annual worldwide celebration of the Irish language.

Speaking at the online launch of the programme, the Vice Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris McCaffrey, said;

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised an extensive online programme of events to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge  including talks, day courses and taster sessions which will give residents and visitors alike an opportunity to experience the rich heritage and range of the Irish language.”

This year, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has allocated funding to support community efforts to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2022 and the different projects within the community will be showcased over the next few weeks through a series of online events.

The programme of events commences on Friday 4 March 2022 with a taster session for those who wish to learn about the language which is being delivered in partnership with Belcoo O’Raghallaigh GFC. The hour-long online session provides an introduction to the language, and will explore some of its rich heritage and history.

On Saturday 5 March Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will host a Dianchúrsa /one day intensive course for Beginner, intermediate and advanced learners in Fermanagh House.

Wednesday 9 March will see Sruth na hÉirne host a Pop-Up Gaeltacht in the Firehouse in Enniskillen while Beragh GFC will host a Come and Try It event.

Thursday 10 March sees a varied programme taking place right across the district. Derrylin O’Connells GFC will host Turas Teanga Daoine Beaga, an evening of games and fun through Irish, Belnaleck Art MacMurroughs will have an evening of fun with Irish while Trillick Arts and Cultural Society will host a talk on the Townlands of Kilskeery.

Brookeborough Herber McMahon’s will host a Taster Session on Friday 11 March to introduce elements of the language to those who want to find out more about it.

The Fiddlestone Bar, Belleek will be the venue for a Music Session on Sunday 13 March featuring musicisans from Belleek  CCE while on Monday14 March,Teemore Shamrocks will host a Taster Session to introduce elements of the language to those who want to find out more about it.

On Wednesday 16 March the Mummers Foundation will give a Bilingual Irish English talk on the traditions and customs of the Mummers locally. Newtownbutler will publish an online concert on their Facebook page.

On Thursday 17 March both Coa O’Dwyer’s,  and St Patrick’s GFC Donagh will host Irish language activities as part of their St Patrick’s Day activities while. St Joseph’s GFC Ederney will have a leprechaun hunt around their pitch.

On Sunday 27 March Irish Language enthusiasts will attend a bilingual walking tour of Manorhamilton and a lecture about the Townlands of South Fermanagh and North Leitrim by Seosamh MacMuírí PhD.

For more information on the local Seachtain na Gaeilge events visit follow the Fermanagh and Omagh Gaeilge Facebook page or click on the link to access the programme..