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Events – Local Initiatives

Nationwide  

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An Picnic Mór- Comhluadar.
Comhluadar, is an Irish language organisation that aims to assist and support parents who speak Gaeilge to their páistí or who wish to speak as Gaeilge to their páistí. They are holding a ‘Picnic Mór’ on May 27th and would like Comhluadar Groups from around the country to participate. It’s all about having a fun-filled family day out and using as much of your Gaeilge le do pháistí agus is féidir leat.
Nationwide May 27th 2012 Le h-aghaidh tuilleadh eolais about An Picnic Mór, or to get in touch with Comhluadar regarding setting up a group contact;Comhluadar Teo. 6 Sráid Fhearchair Baile Átha Cliath 2 (01) 4789191 eolas@comhluadar.ie

Antrim  

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Park Run Ireland- siúl no rith, walking or running agus chat as Gaeilge i Parc na BhFall, Béal Feirste, Belfast every Saturday Belfast May 5th 2012 Máire Mc Cotte
Barr na Carraige Healthy Living Centre
689 Springfield Rd
Belfast BT12 1FP
Phone:04890240363

Armagh  

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The first and third Satharn of the month ag 11.00am – 12.00 (Gaeilgeoirí líofa-fluent speakers)12:00 – 1:00 foghlaimeoirí (learners) IS LEOR BEIRT Caifelann agus Gríosclann Embers, 7 Sráid an Mhargaidh, Ard Mhacha ongoing Teagmháil: Seán Ó Maoilsté +44 (0)28 37515229 / sean@cairdeteo.com

Clare  

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Bi-lingual shopping in Ennis town Ennis Town Ongoing 065 6864474
Tráth na gCeist, Table Quiz Night Auburn Lodge Hotel, Gort Road, Ennis 26ú Márta, 8 a chlog

Cork 

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At these markets are local companies and individuals selling vegetables, cakes, chocolate, books, t-shirts and many more. There’s also music from local musicians. Cúil Aodha and Baile Mhúirne Sunday, March 25th and Sunday April 1st Concubhar Ó Liatháin
085 8130777
Seannós/ traditional dancing for children as Gaeilge, Halla Chúil Aodha, from 6-7:30pm every Tuesday until May 8th. Cost €5 per class. Cúil Aodha and Baile Mhúirne Until May 8th Concubhar Ó Liatháin
085 8130777
Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale, warmly welcomes anyone who wishes to use & learn Irish in a relaxed & social atmosphere from 7:30pm. Free adm. All welcome. Trad Irish music after in the Blue Haven bar 9.30pm Kinsale/Cionn tSáile Monday evenings -On-going Blue Haven Hotel karen@bluehavenkinsale.com
Fortnightly Ciorcal Comhrá 8.00pm IS LEOR BEIRT Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork On-going Please call beforehand to confirm Eilís Uí Bhriain +353 (0)87 1235203

Carlow 

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IS LEOR BEIRT- Comhrá for Oral Examination students Ionad Phobail, New Oak, Sráid na Tulaí, Carlow. Every Wednesday at 4:30pm for students doing oral examinations Glór Cheatharlach +353 (0)59 9158105 / +353 (0)85 1340047 / emma@glorcheatharlach.ie
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Rd. Carlow The first Thurs of every month at 9am Glór Cheatharlach +353 (0)59 9158105 / +353 (0)85 1340047 / emma@glorcheatharlach.ie
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Reddy’s, 67 Sráid na Tulaí, Carlow Every Thursday at 9pm Glór Cheatharlach +353 (0)59 9158105 / +353 (0)85 1340047 / emma@glorcheatharlach.ie

Cavan 

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Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Room 115,Riverfront Hotel, Achadh an Iúir, Cavan. Every Wednesday at 11am Billy Kearns billykearns@gmail.com / +353(0) 86 8837574
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Óstán Fearnáin,Cavan. Every Wednesday at 8pm Glór Bhréifne padraig.ocuinneagain2@mail.dcu.ie / +353 (0)87 6401682

Dublin 

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Ciorcal Comhrá Headline Bar, Leonard’s Corner, Dublin Every second Wednesday, 9:30pm Peadar Ó’Colmáin
087 9711017
Irish Speaking Barber Barber & Tattoo, 26a Georges Street Lower, Dún Laoghaire, BÁC Oscailte 10am-6pm Luain-Satharn Séadna Óg
086 1209049
Sláinte Physio will offer 20% off a physio session or massage to anyone who makes an effort use cúpla focal Gaeilge and mentions Bród Club The D8 Fitness Studio, 12 Lower Bridge Street, D8 www.slaintephysio.com
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Gaelscoil Inse Chór, An Cuarbhóthar Theas, Droichead na hInse, Baile Átha Cliath 8. Every Monday morning from 9am-10:15am Gearóidín Ní Eochagáin +353 (0)87 6998057
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Áras Chonradh na Gaeilge,Inchicore, Dublin 8 . Every Tues night @ 8:30pm +353 (0)1 4535814
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Camden Court Hotel, Camden St. Dublin 2 First Friday of every month Siobhán Nic Gaoithín gaeilge@dit.ie
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT An Caifé Gaelach agus Ionad Deonach, 107 Sráid Amiens, Baile Átha Cliath 1. Every Saturday 2-4pm Máire Ní Bheaglaoich ionadbuailisteach@gmail.com / +353 (0)87 6662903
Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Ionad Buail Isteach, Siopa Connolly Books, 43 Sráid Essex Thoir, Barra Temple, Baile Átha Cliath 2. Gach Aoine ag 1.00 – 2.00pm Criostóir Ó Broin ionadbuailisteach@gmail.com / +353 (0)87 6662903
Na Gaeil Óga CLG A new lán-Ghaeilge GAA club based in Phoenix Park, Baile Átha Cliath. They are looking for new players, le roinnt Gaeilge both ladies and gents to come and join them. Má tá suim agat a bheith páirteach ann, get in touch. The ladies team train on Monday evenings and they play on Wednesday. Gents train on Tuesday evenings and they play on Thursday. Edel Ní Bhraonáin 087 6289794 cumannclg@gmail.com
Gaeilgóirí Cluain Dolcáin – BBQ Gaeilgeoirí Chluain Dolcáin will be organising events as Gaeilge in Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre, other places in Clondalkin and further afield to give Irish speakers an opportunity to use the language. Ideas for events are always welcome, our first one will be a BBQ as Gaeilge in Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúrtha Saturday 5th May 2pm-6pm Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúrtha, Watery Lane, Orchard Rd. Clondaklin, Dublin 22 01-4574847
Imram- Irish Language Literature Festival – Three Special Evenings of Literature, Music and Poetry. Music, literature, and poetry evenings featuring some of Ireland’s most talented artists; Biddy Jenkinson, Steve Cooney, Máire Ní Choilm, Colm Mac Con Iomaire of The Frames, Tony McMahon but to name a few will perform on different nights over a 3 week period. Entry is free of charge. May 11th, 18th, 25th 2012 Location; Club on Chonartha, 6 Harcourt St. Dublin 2.

For more info contact Liam Carson Guthán 087-2912797 Ríomhphost liamog62@mac.com
Áras Chrónáin, Cluain Dolcáin Ceolchoirm as Gaeilge le John Spillane, in support of Bernard Dunne’s Bród Club. A night of songs learned in school, with a big screen showing the lyrics so everyone can sing along!Tickets €10 per ticket May 25th 2012, Áras Chrónáin, Watery Lane, Orchard Rd. Dublin 22 Contact: 01-4574847

Galway 

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5-day Irish Courses (Summer 2012) or Weekend Courses
www.feicim.com
Inis Oirr Bríd Ní Chualáin (099) 75097
nó (087) 6774751
info@feicim.com


Kerry  

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Marcus Mac Domhnaill, Denny St. Dental Surgery, Tralee Co. Kerry are encouraging patients to use their cúpla focal to be included in a draw for a break in Óstán Cheann Sibéal in the west Kerry Gaeltacht and monthly draws for free dental examinations and dental cleanings. 11 Denny St, Tralee,
Co. Kerry
fiacloir@gmail.com 066 712 1457

Kildare 

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Cácaí agus Caint at the cafe. Use your cupla focal a discount on coffees, tea and cake. The Moat Theatre, Naas Easter Saturday
7th April
All day
The Backstage Academy of Performing Arts will be doing spot performances. The Moat Theatre, Naas Easter Saturday
7th April
11am to 12pm
Billy Mc Andrew will be in our cafe from midday. He already has us all using our cupla focail! The Moat Theatre, Naas Easter Saturday
7th April
From 12pm
Mae Leanord, local writer, will be performing some of her great pieces of poetry and words as Gaeilge. The Moat Theatre, Naas Easter Saturday
7th April
From 1pm
Traditional music to get the great Irish feel back into our community as our Easter Market happens in the theatre space. The Moat Theatre, Naas Easter Saturday
7th April
From 3pm

Leitrim 

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Silver River Images will do a free photo session if the client converses with him as Gaeilge. This consists of a head shot, mid and full length. If they then want prints or images from this shoot they can purchase on-line. Carrick on Shannon Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th March
4pm – 6pm
Keith Nolan, Silver River Images
085 805 3240
Comhra Gaeilge class with Rónán Regan how to hold a traditional Irish music session through Irish Cryan’s Traditional Irish Pub, Carrick on Shannon Thursday 22nd March
7pm – 8pm
Mary Mostyn
0862309791
Vittos restaurant will have a selection from menu in Irish with money off for those ordering in the native tongue. Vittos Restaurant, Carrick on Shannon Friday 16th March
5pm – 9.30pm
Jo O’Brien
071 962 7000
Victoria Hall will offer a free beverage of choice ie, tea, coffee, soft drink or glass of wine if the customers asks for it as Gaeilge with their meal. Victoria Hall Carrick-on-Shannon Monday 12th – Saturday 17th March
5pm until close
Rachael O’Malley
071 9620320

Limerick 

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Fashion show organised by Celia Holman Lee Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel, in aid of Monaleen National School fashion show Limerick, 28th March 061 412 726

Louth 

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Ciorcal Comhrá D-Hotel in Drogheda Every Friday at 8pm
Cumann na Boinne – Ciorcal Comhrá Black Bull, East Meath/Drogheda First Thursday of every month, 9pm Gwen
087 972 6472
Art as Gaeilge -Art classes as Gaeilge for Children Art classes through Irish for children. The classes ar run every Saturday from 12-1pm in Barlow House Drogheda,Co.Louth. The classes are aimed at children from both Irish and English speaking schools with all levels of Irish welcome. The classes have a different theme every week with a mix of art and storytelling. The 6 week term beginning on Saturday,28th April costs €48, or €85 for 2 children from the same family Give us a call or text on 0860654741 or email us on artasgaeilge@gmail.com.

Mayo 

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Lón Gaeilge – This is an opportunity to practise your ‘cúpla focal’, even, if all you have are the ‘cúpla focal’ and have a bite to eat at the same time. Maxwell’s on Market Square, Claremorris Tuesday 17 April
1pm to 2pm
Oifig Gaeilge Mhaigh Eo
087 697 2922
gaeilge@mayococo.ie
CÚPLA FOCAL agus CUPÁN TAE i gCOILLTE MACH
An opportunity to dust off your cúpla focal and perhaps even learn cúpla focal eile. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what level of Irish they may have.
Cill Aodáin Hotel, Kiltimagh Tuesday 24 April, 11 Kiltimagh CDP
094 938 1494
ritahopkins2@eircom.net
CIORCAL CAINTE i mBÉAL ÁTHA NA MUICE – SWINEFORD CONVERSATION GROUP
Oíche thaitneamhach a bhíonn ann i gcónaí, bualaigí isteach le haghaidh caint ‘s comhrá! It’s always a pleasant night, with a bit of caint ‘s comhrá!
Mellett’s Pub Thurdsday 5 April at 9pm killcloon@eircom.net
CLUB CÚPLA FOCAL
Caint agus Comhrá. Bígí linn!
Courthouse Hotel Mondays from 8-10 085 768 9274
CIORCAL COMHRÁ
If you like good music, a great atmosphere, a bit of caint ‘as Gaeilge’ and a couple of drinks, come along!
Tigh McCarthy’s, Sráid an Droichid, Caisleán an Bharraigh Wednesday 4 April at 9pm 087 697 2922
IS LEOR BEIRT Linenhall, Castlebar Wednesdays, 11.00-12.00 094 9022 444
eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie
IS LEOR BEIRT Café Tara, Castlebar Shopping Centre First Wednesday of every month 094 9022 444
eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie
IS LEOR BEIRT Caife Nicola’s Food Emporium, 5 Lime Court, St James Street, Westport 10.30-11.30, the first and third Tuesday of the month 094 9022 444
eolas@conradhmhaigheo.ie

Meath 

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Irish language classes GAA club, Seomra na Gaeilge, Ratoath, Meath From April 26th 2012 at 7:30pm Sorcha Ni Bhroin
seomranagaeilge@gmail.com
Cumann na Boinne – Ciorcal Comhrá Black Bull, East Meath/Drogheda First Thursday of every month, 9pm Gwen
087 972 6472

Offaly 

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Ciorcal Comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Quigley’s Coffee Shop and Bakery, Patrick’s St. Tullamore Every Wednesday, 12:30pm-1:30pm Barbara Tynan +353 (0)86 8157342

Waterford 

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An Irish language charitable organisation, such as meals on wheels or home help, but where the organisation and delivery of the charitable activities are through Irish Waterford Chamber
051 872639
Ciorcal comhrá IS LEOR BEIRT Gingerman Bar, Arundel Lane, Port Láirge Every Thursday night 9:30pm-11:30pm Séan Ó Briain seanuabriain@gmail.com / +353 (0)86 3086661 / Ciorcal Comhrá na nDéise ar Facebook

Westmeath 

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Fashion show organised by Celia Holman Lee Sheraton Hotel, Garry Castle GAA fashion show, Athlone 29th March 061 412 726
Informal Conversation Circle 10.00 p.m. in The Olive Bar, Ballymahon Road, Athlone. Get together to speak Irish and listen to the Irish music. No charge / informal gathering. Every Wednesday (ongoing) Pól Ó Braoin: 087 6439628

Belgium 

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Ciorcal Comhrá, Brussels The Old Oak
Rue Franklin 26
1000 An Bhruiséil
Last Wednesday of every month
18:00 – 20:00
Visit the Facebook page here.

USA 

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Ciorcal Comhrá followed by traditional music session. Rocky Sullivan’s bar Red Hook
Brooklyn, NYC
Every Tuesday at 8pm Peadar Ó hIcí
peadarhurls@hotmail.com
Irish language workshops, Scottish Gaidhlig workshops, seannós dancing and singing, phonetics & pronunciation workshops.
Lunch as Gaeilge.
Marylhurst University
near Portland, Oregon
19th of May 2012
from 9am to 5:30pm
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