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.
Ranganna Gaeilge | Irish Language Classes:
Tá ranganna ar fáil ar fud a cheantair i mbliana agus ar líne, le bún, meán agus ard ranganna | We have classes available throughout the district and online this year with beginner, intermediate and advanced classes:
Dé Céadaoin | Wednesdays 8-9 pm Ionad Ealaíon na Sruthaile | Strule Arts Centre Clárú| Register
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.
Rang damhsa seit and sean-nós / Set and Sean-nós Dancing
Céadaoin / Wednesdays 6 -7 pm.
Rang Amhránaíochta / Singing Classes
Céadaoin / Wednesdays 7-8 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.
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
Irish Language Policy Review
We have recently undertaken a public consultation to review our Irish language Policy. We are currently compiling the responses to the consultation and will announce the publication date shortly.
Irish in the Community
Irish language classes run through FODC’s Irish in the Community Scheme. The following groups were awarded grants for 2021-2022
An Charraig Mhor CLG
An Droim Mór Naomh Damhnait CLG
Ederney St Joseph’s GAC
Knocks Community Association
Mountfield Community Association
Newtownbutler First Fermanagh’s GAA
Trillick Arts & Cultural Society
St Molaise GFC Irvinestown
Cainteanna | Talks
Community Groups can request an Irish Language Officer to deliver a talk in their area. The talks take approximately 1 hour and groups must provide the venue.
Townlands Talk – An insight into the placenames in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area, encouraging everyone to learn about their own Townlands and use them in their daily lives.
Irish Taster Session – A brief overview of some elements of the Irish Language, showcasing greetings, animal names, poetry, Townlands and seanfhocail (proverbs).
To book a talk for your group click here
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 email Gaeilge@fermanaghomagh.com or phone 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate);
There is also a direct Irish Language voicemail service: 0288 225 6214 (calls charged at local rate)
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*