Irish language classes and activities

The programme of Irish Language events, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, includes Irish language classes catering for all levels of learners; sean-nós and set dancing classes dancing; talks and discussions; music sessions; concerts and festivals; singing in Irish workshops, plus lots more.

The programme of Irish language events and activities is available to download from the related files panel on this web page.


COVID 19 Notice/Fógra COVID 19

Due to COVID-19 restrictions our Irish language programme has changed.  The most up to date details of upcoming events and activities will be provided on this page. Please see below for more information

Mar gheall ar srianta COVID-19 athraíodh ár gclár Gaeilge. Beidh sonraí is déanaí ar imeachtaí agus gníomhaíochtaí seo chugainn ar leathanach seo. Féach thíos le tuilleadh eolais.

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Clarú/ registration

Ranganna Gaeilge | Irish Language Classes:

Tá ranganna ar fáil ar fud a cheantair i mbliana agus ar líne, le bún, meán agus ard ranganna | We have classes available throughout the district and online this year with beginner, intermediate and advanced classes:

Dé Máirt | Tuesday 7.30 -9.00 pm Ar líne | Online Clárú| Register 

Dé Céadaoin | Wednesdays 8-9 pm Ionad Ealaíon na Sruthaile  | Strule Arts Centre  Clárú| Register

Dé Déardaoin | Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 pm Iarsmalann Caisleán Inis Ceithleann | Enniskillen Castle Museum Dúnta | Closed

Which level am I?

Beginner– no Irish or only some short phrases.

Improver –some phrases and short sentences but little knowledge of tenses or extra vocabulary.

Intermediate –can speak a few sentences on a limited number of general topics.

Advanced –can speak comfortably on general topics, can change tenses, use prepositions etc.

Rang damhsa seit and sean-nós / Set and Sean-nós Dancing

Céadaoin / Wednesdays 6 -7 pm.

£25.00

Clárú anseo / register here 

Rang Amhránaíochta / Singing Classes

Céadaoin / Wednesdays  7-8 pm

£20.00

Gníomhaíocht shultmhar é seo atá an-éifeachtach mar bhealach chun feabhas a chur ar do chuid Gaeilge. Cuirfear fáilte roimh fhoghlaimeoirí de gach aois sa ghrúpa seo.

This is a very enjoyable social activity and an effective way of learning Irish. It involves learning popular traditional songs in Irish and is open to all ages.

Sign up here /  clarú anseo

Ciorcal Comhrá /Conversation Circle

1-2 pm Fridays /dé hAoine

Weekly online Conversation Circle, a great opportunity to practice your Irish.

Ciorcal Comhrá ar líne, seans maith do chuid Gaeilge a chleachtadh gach seachtain

Sign up here /  cliceáil anseo le d’ainm a chur síos


Latest News

Irish Language Policy Review

We have recently undertaken a public consultation to review our Irish language Policy. We are currently compiling the responses to the consultation and will announce the publication date shortly.

 

Sgéalta Mhuintir Luinigh on Youtube


Irish in the Community

Irish language classes run through FODC’s Irish in the Community Scheme. The following groups were awarded grants for 2021-2022

An Charraig Mhor CLG

An Droim Mór Naomh Damhnait CLG

Dromore Comhaltas

Ederney St Joseph’s GAC

Fermanagh GAA

Knocks Community Association

Mountfield Community Association

Newtownbutler First Fermanagh’s GAA

Roslea Shamrocks

Trillick Arts & Cultural Society

Tús Nua

St Molaise GFC Irvinestown

For information on Irish language classes run through community groups in Fermanagh and Omagh District contact Fiona Crudden (Enniskillen) fiona.crudden@fermanaghomagh.com or Kevin Goodwin (Omagh) kevin.goodwin@fermanaghomagh.com at 0300 303 1777.

Keeping in touch

Irish Language e-newsletter

If you would like to sign up to our Irish language e-newsletter, which is monthly, please sign up by clicking here

Irish Language Round Table meetings

If you are involved with a local Irish language group and would like to receive information on our Irish language round table meetings (informal networking and information sessions), please sign up by clicking here.

 

Sonraí teagmhála  Contact Details

If you would like to communicate with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council through Irish please contact the officers listed below on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate);

Kevin Goodwin, Irish Language Development Officer
Fiona Crudden, Irish Language Development Officer (Policy and Planning)

There is also a direct Irish Language voicemail service: 0288 225 6214 (calls charged at local rate)

Alternatively, for further information, please contact us on 0300 303 1777 or at culture@fermanaghomagh.com


Funding

Irish Language Bursaries

Bursaries from Fermanagh & Omagh District Council are available to support attendance at Gaeltacht courses.  They are available for young people aged 12-18, adults aged 18+ and for families with at least one adult and one child.

 

Irish in the Community

Grant aid is available from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council for hosting Irish language activities within your area, including but not limited to Classes, conversation circles one day courses.

 

Grant Aid

The funding mentioned above is specific to Irish language however applications for Irish Language events and activities are welcomed in other funding streams provided by Fermanagh and Omagh District.

Further information for applications for 2020/21 is available on the Grant Aid Page

 


 


*A version of the above video is available to view in Irish from the Related Files section*


Máirtín Ó Gacháin

Clár Raidió
Máirtín Ó Gacháin – Timire Taistil i dTír Eoghain
This is a radio programme that FODC Irish Language Development Officer Kevin Goodwin made about Máirtín Ó Gacháin (Martin Gaughan) a travelling teacher with Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League).  He came from Co Mayo to Dromore in 1904 where he taught and promoted the Irish language for four years.

Click here to see English and Irish subtitles for this recording.

Downloads

Download file: Video: Irish Classes and Activities - Irish version
mp4

Video: Irish Classes and Activities - Irish version

20th April 2018
MP4 - 18 MB
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Download file: Irish Language Audit

Irish Language Audit

10th March 2020
PDF - 624 KB
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Fermanagh Folk Tales