Irish classes and activities

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.

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

Keeping in touch BnaG

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.

Alternatively, for further information, please contact us on 0300 303 1777 or at

Classes for Autumn 2018

Irish Language Classes are available through a range of levels in both Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre.

Enniskillen Castle 

Thursday Evenings 7.30 pm- 9.30 pm 

Cost £20.00 /£15.00 conc

Class dates:

10 January, 17 January, 24 January, 31 January, 7 February, 14 February, 21 February, 28 February, 7 March, 14 March.


Strule Arts Centre 

Wednesday Evenings 8.00 pm- 9.00 pm 

Cost £20.00/£15.00 conc

Class dates:

16 January, 23 January, 30 January, 6 February, 13 February, 20 February, 27 February, 6 March, 13 March, 20 March, 27 March, 3 April.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 13 December, 7:30 pm
£15  Strule Arts Centre
With support from Gaelscoil na gCrann choir and local artists.
Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional
Irish band to come out of Ireland. Their music ranges dynamically
from the most sensitive and touching ancient ballads all the way to the
energetic foot-tapping reels and jigs that are steeped in the rich and
colourful heritage of County Donegal.
Book online at
or Box Office 028 82 247831 

Woolly Winter Tales

Thursday 13 December, 7:00 pm
Free Enniskillen Castle
Seasonal stories, tales & poems in both English and Irish for all the
family. Join Seamas Mac Annaidh and members of the Fermanagh
Writers for a cosy evening of wintry words and tall tales.
Enjoy hot chocolate and shortbread. Hats and scarves optional!
Register online


Oideas Gael

Thursday 17 January 8.30 pm -9.30pm

Free Enniskillen Castle

Liam Cunningham will give a presentation about Oideas Gael and setting
up Irish Language courses for adults in Gleann Cholm Cille, Donegal.
Register online


Radio programme Timire Taistil i dTír Eoghain

Thursday 31 January 7:30 pm
Free Strule Arts Centre

This half hour radio programme tells the story of travelling Conradh na
Gaeilge (Gaelic League) teacher Máirtín Ó Gacháin who came from Co Mayo
to teach Irish in Dromore from 1904 – 1908. Will be followed by short talk
on history of Conradh na Gaeilge in West Tyrone area in early 20th Century.
For more information on this event
contact Kevin Goodwin 0300 303 1777 Ext 20434


Seachtain na Gaeilge

One Day Irish & Ulster Scots and Scots Gaelic Festival

Saturday 2 March 2018

David Dunlop on Ulster Scots
4 pm
Free  Strule Arts Centre
Talk by David Dunlop on his personal journey as an Ulster Scots speaker
from north Co Antrim and its contribution to his identity, creativity and
inspiration as a writer and musician.


Irish language course
10 am – 4 pm
£5  Strule Arts Centre
One day Irish language course for beginner, improver and advanced levels.


Scots Gaelic Language Course
10 am – 4 pm
Free  Strule Arts Centre
One day Scots Gaelic course for all levels with a native Gaidhlig speaker


8 pm
£8 / £5 Conc  Strule Arts Centre
Featuring Ulster Scots/Irish Traditional group Brí with piper Alan Wade
Book online at or Box Office 028 82 247831


Bilingual Puppet Show

Saturday 2 March, 11.30 am  Free  Enniskillen Castle
Saturday 9 March, 11.30 am  Free Strule Arts Centre

Little Gem Puppets performs Maggie, a bilingual puppet show packed
full of excitement and adventure. Maggie is the star of the show but she
has a very unusual companion – can you guess who that might be? Then
why not try out your own puppeteering skills in the bilingual workshop
on making paper bag puppets, great for all ages, ideal for 4-8 years old.
Book online at


Céilí na mBunscoileanna/Primary Schools Céilí

Friday 8 March 10 am – 12:15 pm
Free Strule Arts Centre

Céilí for primary schools in Omagh district that have completed 8 week
preparation course.
For more information on this event
contact Kevin Goodwin 0300 303 1777 Ext 20434


Two Day Irish Language Course

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March

10 am – 4.30 pm

Larganess Centre, Florencecourt
Give your Gaeilge a boost with two days of Irish Language classes and
activities in the Larganess Centre, Florencecourt. Classes will be from 10
am – 1 pm with Irish Language bus tours of the nearby Marble Arch Global
Geopark and talks in the afternoon. Lunch, buses are included in cost.
Book online at or
contact Fiona Crudden 0300 303 1777 Ext. 21166


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.

Please note that applications for bursaries are now closed for 2018/19.  Information for applications for 2019/20 will be available online in January 2019.


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, Good Relations Officer (Minority Communities, Language and Culture)

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


File Type Size Date
Irish Language Events Programme 2018 2019 pdf 5 MB 10th December 2018
Video: Irish Classes and Activities - Irish version mp4 18 MB 20th April 2018