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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
Please be advised that Irish language classes, events and activities are cancelled until further notice.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will continue to monitor and review the situation regarding COVID-19 and we will communicate any changes as they arise.
For more information please contact email@example.com
We wish to thank all our customers for your patience and understanding at this unprecedented time.
Tá ranganna, imeachtaí agus gníomhaíochtaí Gaeilge ar ceal go bhfógrófar a mhalairt.
Leanfaidh Comhairle Ceantair Fhear Manach agus na hÓmaí monatóireacht a dhéanamh ar an suíomh maidir le COVID 19 agus é a athbhreithniú. Cuirfidh muid athrú ar bith in iúl de réir mar a thiocfaidh siad chun cinn.
Le tuilleadh eolais bheith i dteagmhail le firstname.lastname@example.org
Ba mhaith linn buíochas a thabhairt d’ár gcustaiméirí le d’fhoighne agus do thuiscint ag am gan fasach seo.
Irish Language Policy & Strategy Development
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council will be reviewing its Irish Language Policy shortly. We are also going to develop an Irish Language Strategy for the council which will shape our work over the next three years. A formal consultation process will take place including a session in every District Electoral Area across Fermanagh and Omagh. The timetable for this is:
|May||Public Consultation Opens – Online survey launched to be open for 12 weeks|
|May / June||Internal and External stakeholder meetings
|Public consultations one in each DEA
and closed consultations with interested groups ad hoc
|August||Key stakeholders to be briefed on Irish language Strategy. (to include Elected representatives, lead organisations, Statutory and Community partners)
|September||Report on revised Irish language Policy and final Irish language Strategy to Regeneration and Community
|October||Revised Irish Language Policy and final Irish language Strategy ratified by Council
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 email@example.com
Irish in the Community
Irish language classes run through FODC’s Irish in the Community Scheme. We are currently assessing the applications for Irish in the Community 2020-2021, and will update this page in April 2020.
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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