Thursday 17 October 2019

Seachtain na Gaeilge back in Fingal

There's a great line-up for this year's festival
There's a great line-up for this year's festival
At the launch of Seachtain Na Gaeilge was Nollaig MacCárthaigh, Mayor of Fingal, Anthony Lavin and Antaine Ó Faracháin. Pic Orla Murray/SONPhoto

Seachtain na Gaeilge will be celebrated in style in Fingal again in 2019 as Fingal County Council launches an exciting and varied programmed of events.

This international Irish Language festival runs from 1-17 March with its motto encouraging everyone use whatever Irish they have - Bain Triail Aisti.

Council events are taking place in County Hall Swords, Local Libraries and the Seamus Ennis Centre and many other events are being organised by Irish language groups throughout the County.

The Seachtain na Gaeilge i bhFine Gall programme, compiled in conjunction with the Council's Coiste na Gaeilge, is available on the Council's website

On Tuesday, March 6 at the Atrium County Hall Swords, there will be Ceol, Craic and Gaeilge with musicians Sean McElwain, Bernadette Nic Gabhann and Eamonn Galldubh from 7 to 9pm.

This event will welcome Irish language enthusiasts from the county to join Fingal staff at this very popular annual event. Participation is encouraged so if you have a song you'd like to share, here's your chance.

The film the Camino Voyage will be shown in the Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul on Thursday, March 7 at 8.30pm.

This visually stunning film, featuring music and singing, follows the inspiring 2,500 km journey from Ireland to Northern Spain in a traditional boat and stars Glen Hansard, Brendan Begley, Liam Holden, Brendan-Pháid Moriarty and Danny Sheehy. The stunning chapel in Swords Castle will be the setting for a Lón le Gaeilge on Tuesday 12th from 1pm.

Events in local libraries include music by Antaine Ó Faracháin and Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh in Blanchardstown on March 13 and Balbriggan on March 14 at 6.30pm.

Manchán Magan will talk about his travel experiences in Malahide library on March 8 from 2-3pm.

Sadhbh Devlin will read her story Bí ag Spraoi Liom in 4 Libraries and Ballet Poulet will perform in Blanchardstown on March 14.

Fingal Independent