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*

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.


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 /Winter 2019

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

Ranganna Fómhair 2019

Tá ranganna Gaeilge ar fáil ag leibhéil éagsúla i gCaisleán Inis Ceithleann agus Ionad Ealaíon na Sruthla.

Enniskillen Castle 

Thursday Evenings 7.30 pm- 9.30 pm 

Cost £25.00 /£20.00 conc

Class dates: 19 September, 26 September, 3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 24 October, 7 November, 14 November, 21 November, 28 November

Caisleán Inis Ceithleann

Oíche Déardaoin 7.30 -9.30 i.n.

Táille £25.00 /£20.00

Dátaí: 19 Meán Fómhair, 26 Meán Fómhair, 3 Deireadh Fómhair, 10 Deireadh Fómhair, 17 Deireadh Fómhair, 24 Deireadh Fómhair, 7 Mí na Samhna, 14 Mí na Samhna, 21 Mí na Samhna, 28 Mí na Samhna

To register online for classes in Enniskillen Castle click here

alternatively there will be a registration evening in Enniskillen Castle on Thursday 12 September 7.30 -8.30 pm

Strule Arts Centre 

Wednesday Evenings 8.00 pm- 9.00 pm 

Cost £25.00/£20.00 conc

Class dates: 11 September, 18 September, 25 September, 2 October, 9 October, 16 October, 23 October, 30 October, 6 November, 13 November, 20 November, 27 November

Ionad Ealaíon na Sruthla

Oíche Céadaoin 8.00 i.n. -9.00 i.n.

Táille £25.00 /£20.00

Dátaí: 11 Meán Fómhair, 18 Meán Fómhair, 25 Meán Fómhair, 2 Deireadh Fómhair, 9 Deireadh Fómhair, 16 Deireadh Fómhair, 23 Deireadh Fómhair, 30 Deireadh Fómhair, 6 Mí na Samhna, 13 Mí na Samhna, 20 Mí na Samhna, 27 Mí na Samhna


Sean-nós and Set dancing Classes

Wednesday Evenings

£25.00/£20.00 concession 6pm – 7pm

Solo and two-handed forms of Irish dancing. Sociable activity, great  for physical fitness and lifting the mind.

Singing in Irish

Wednesday Evenings

£20.00/£15.00 Concession 7pm – 8pm

Sing well known songs in Irish in a group setting. Sociable activity and a great way to learn Irish.

Book online here or Box Office 028 82 247 831


Irish in the Community

Irish language classes run through FODC’s Irish in the Community Scheme

Dromore GFC, Conversation Circle, Sunday 11 am – 12 noon – Credit Union building

Ederney, Monday 7 – 8 beginners; 8 – 9:30 improvers – GAA Club House

Dromore CCÉ, Monday 7:30 – 9:00 class for all levels – St Dympna’s P.S.

Trillick, Wednesday 8 – 9:30 beginners and improvers – Fr Matt Hall.

Knocks, Thursday nights from 10 Oct 8:30 class for beginners and improvers – Knock’s Community Hall

Enniskillen GFC, Friday nights – Gaels Club House

Lisnaskea, Friday 6 pm GCSE class, 7:30 – 8 Beginners, 8 – 9 improvers – Bunscoil An Traonaigh

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.

Upcoming Events

Concert Featuring Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Donal O’ Connor and Gerry O’ Beirne

Thursday 19 September, 7.30 pm

£10.00 Strule Arts Centre

Auditorium, Music, Traditional. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. “One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times. Donal Ó Connor and Gerry O’ Beirne are both well know multi-instrumentalists in the world of traditional music. For more information visit Strule Arts Centre or contact the Box Office on 028 82247831
To book click here


An Ghaeilge in Uachtar – Uncovering Ulster’s Irish language heritage

Saturday 21 September 1.30 pm 

Free | Enniskillen Castle

Cuan Ó Seireadáin and Cuisle Mic Liam speak about the ongoing heritage project examining the history, heritage and legacy of Conradh na Gaeilge.


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 2019/20.  Information for applications for 2020/21 will be available online in January 2020.


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 2019 2020 pdf 6 MB 12th September 2019
Video: Irish Classes and Activities - Irish version mp4 18 MB 20th April 2018