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Packed programme for Irish week

Published 05/03/2013 | 05:24

CARLOW has a jam-packed programme in store for Seachtain na Gaeilge, the annual festival to celebrate all things Irish and cultural.

Glór Ceatharlach has prepared a programme that will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday March 6.

The first event being the popular social gathering Gaeilge le Chéile in Reddys on Thursday, March 7.

On Friday, March 8, at 11 am in the Seven Oaks Hotel the unveiling of the magnificent programme of events in store for the Pan Celtic International Festival will take place.

Local schools will themselves serve up a whole host of events to promote and celebrate Irish as a living language while Glór Cheatharlach has some fun events in store also. Highlights include the Feale Drámaíochta of Drama Festival on Tuesday, March 12, when local primary schools are invited to stage their own plays in the G.B. Shaw theatre.

The theatre will also be the venue on Thursday, March 14, where post primary students and their teachers are invited to a screening of Scéal na Gaeilge.

Scéal na Gaeilge uses clever animation techniques to depict the entire story and history of the Irish language since first spoken right up to the present day. The film has kindly been made available exclusively to Glór Cheatharlach and all local schools are invited to the screening.

The Céilí Faoin Aer at Gaelscoil Cheatharlach will take place on Friday, March 15 when all 500 pupils and staff will desert their classrooms and head outdoors where Ballaí Luimní and the Siege of Ennis will take over the playground for an hour or so.

Lá le Padraig will be celebrated with the Blessing of the Shamrock and Mass of the feast celebrated 'as Gaeilge' in Carlow Cathedral at 11 a.m. Assembly for the town parade will commence at 2.30 p. m with the parade moving off at 3.30 p. m led by the Killeshin Pipe Band. Céilí Mór na Féile with music from Mícheal Sexton Ceilí Band in Carlow Town Hurling Club on St. Patrick's Night from 9 pm til late will draw the festivities to a close.

For full details phone 059 9158105, 087 2857048 or email emma@glorcheatharlach.ie .

Carlow People

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