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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Irish course for secondary school students –

Irish classes and cultural activities for all.

in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July 10am-4pm. The cost is £20. If you would like further information, please contact or if you would like to register for the classes click here.

Cúrsa Gaeilge do scoláirí meánscoile

in Ionad Ealaíne na hÓmaí
Dé Céadaoin 7, Déardaoin 8 agus Dé hAoine 9 Iúil 10am-4pm
Ranganna Gaeilge agus gníomhaíochtaí cultúrtha do chách
Costas £20

Clárú anseo


Irish Language and Culture Course 

for Primary School teachers
in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
on Monday 16 August – Thursday 19 August, 10am-3pm
Cost: £30 (includes refreshments and light lunch)

More Information:

Cúrsa Gaeilge agus Cultúir

do Mhúinteoirí Bunscoile
in Ionad Ealaíne na Sruthaile, An Ómaigh
Dé Luain 16 Lúnasa – Déardaoin 19 Lúnasa, 10am-3pm
Costas: £30 (sólaistí agus lón éadrom san áireamh)

Tuilleadh Eolais:


Clarú/ registration

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

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.

Sign up here /  clarú anseo

Dianchúrsa na bhFáinní

Satharn 26 Meitheamh | Saturday 26 June
There will be an Intensive course on Saturday 26 June 10-3pm. There will be Oral exams for the Fáinne awards from 3pm.

You have the choice to attend the course with the exam. You can attend the course without the exam, or you can register for the exam only.

Beidh dianchúrsa againn dé Sathairn 26ú Meitheamh 2021 ó 10-3pm. Beidh scrúdú an Fháinne ó 3pm.

Is féidir leat dianchúrsa a dhéanamh chomh maith le scrúdú. Is féidir leat dianchúrsa a dhéanamh gan scrúdú nó is féidir leat an scrúdú amháin a dhéanamh.

Clárú| Register

Latest News

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

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.

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


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

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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.


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

Video: Irish Classes and Activities - Irish version

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

Irish Language Audit

10th March 2020
PDF - 624 KB

Fermanagh Folk Tales