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.
Cúrsa Earraigh / Spring Course
ó 13ú Aibreán – 14 Meitheamh
Ar líne £25/£20 lacáiste
Bun rang, rang feabhsaitheoir, meán rang agus ard rang. Clarú anseo
from 13 April -14 June
Online £25 /£20 Concession
Beginner, Improver, intermediate and advanced classes. Register here
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.
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
Rang Amhránaíochta / Singing Classes
Ranganna ar líne /Online classes
Déardaoin / Thursday 5.45-6.45 pm
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.
Irish Language Audit
We have recently updated an Irish language audit that was undertaken in 2017. You can download the latest version below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish in the Community
Irish language classes run through FODC’s Irish in the Community Scheme. The grant stream will be opening in Autumn 2020, more information will be posted shortly.
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.
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*
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