Foilsithe ag The Irish News, 22/02/2016
Ionad Uíbh Eachach, the Irish language centre based at Iveagh, will be holding an all day Crash Course on Saturday 5 March in the Ionad building at 34a Iveagh Crescent.
This is a highly popular course which is always thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyed by all attending. The all day course, supported by Foras na Gaeilge, will have classes for all levels from complete beginners through to lower and higher intermediate and advanced, taught by the tutors from Ionad which organises 16 adult Irish classes, morning and evening, on a weekly basis as well as a number of courses for younger people. The course starts at 10.30am and continues until 4.30pm with a light lunch and some entertainment provided. The cost for the course is £12 (£5 for 14 - 17 yearolds) and if you need further information or would like to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Diarmuid at 90329180. Also as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) Ionad will be organinsing a talk on the leaders of the Easter Rising on Wednesday 2 March at 10.30am and a cultural walk along Slí na Gaeltachta (The Gaeltacht Way) in Belfast on Thursday 16th March at 2pm. Please contact the above contacts if interested in either event.
Glór na nGael and the GAA have launched a new funding scheme for Irish language projects in GAA clubs. Lorcán Mac Gabhann of Glór na nGael says the scheme has the potential to greatly enhance both the use and the status of the Irish Language in GAA clubs and throughout the greater GAA community. "The scheme ensures that at least €180,00 will be spent over 3 years on projects on the ground, putting the practical promotion of Irish Language on the club agenda", he says.
The fund will provide €2 match funding for every €1 put towards eligible projects by the club with the maximum award of €400 making €600 including the club's contribution.
The scheme will be open for applications twice annually until the end of 2018. Applicants have until 7 March to apply to the current round for projects due for completion between 1st April and 31st July 2016. Further information at www.glornangael.ie