Created in 2021 by The Trailblazery in collaboration with Manchán Magan and supported by Foras na Gaeilge, this series is also part-funded by Dublin City Council through the Arts Office and Corporate Services. The programme was awarded the 2022 European Language Label by Léargas and recognised by nomination for Best Arts and Cultural Award with the Irish Sponsorship Awards.

Tá an Scoil Scairte ag filleadh ar Bhaile Átha Cliath le cúrsa 9 seachtaine a bhfuil sé mar aidhm aige daoine a spreagadh chun machnamh a dhéanamh ar ról na Gaeilge ina saol agus sa tír seo. Beidh aoichainteoirí ó réimsí éagsúla ann le tacú leo siúd ar an aistear seo ó scríbhneoirí go haisteoirí agus iad siúd atá ag plé le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge freisin.

We will be guided by a host of inspiring bilingual multidisciplinary artists, activists, creatives, educators, culture makers and indigenous language keepers including Kathy Scott (Founder, Host, Creative Director of The Trailblazery), Manchán Magan (Writer, Presenter, Bee Keeper, Documentary-Maker), Mairéad Ní Chonghaile (Presenter, Actor, Múinteoir), Siobhán O'Kelly (Actor, Gaeilgeoir, Mama), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (Composer, Musician, Turner of Tunes), Irish with Mollie (Teacher, Influencer, Gaeilgeoir), Niall Morahan (Social Entrepreneur, Designer, Musician), Roxanna Nic Liam (Actor, Writer, Singer), Colm Bairéad (Film Director of OSCAR & BAFTA-nominated An Cailín Ciúin, Screenwriter), Cleona Ní Chrualaoí (Producer of OSCAR & BAFTA-nominated An Cailín Ciúin, Reporter, Presenter), Prof. Michael Cronin (Researcher, Lecturer, Author Eco-Translation: Translation and Ecology in the Age of the Anthropocene), Jenny Ní Ruiséil (Musician, Teacher, Writer), Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota, Speaker, Founder First Voices Radio), Mary Kennedy (Irish TV Presenter, Writer, Former Eurovision Host), Deirdre Ní Chinnéide (Psychotherapist, Composer, Singer), Fay’d (Rapper, Musician, Gaeilgeoir), Mícheál Ó Nualláin (Director of BÁC le Gaeilge, Footballer, GAA Manager) with further announcements coming soon.

Scoil Scairte is a 9-week voyage of discovery that invites people to gather together online to explore, experience and learn about Irish culture in a global learning community. This Autumn series will shine a spotlight on the Dublin region on the east coast of Ireland. We will meet a host of guides from, in and of Dublin who will explore ideas about cultural heritage including place, language, identity and wellbeing.

More than an Irish class, Scoil Scairte is an immersion in the psyche and soul of a powerful language, culture and place. It creates a supportive environment to inspire people to connect with themselves, each other and the living world through the potency of this ancient living language.

Scoil Scairte provides a platform to engage in a soulful and structured way with the Irish language as a rich cultural treasure. It taps into a growing cultural desire for new ways of learning (and unlearning), connecting and sharing at this extraordinary time on our planet. Join Scoil Scairte and explore how language can shape how we see the world and our place in it.

Tá níos mó eolais ar fáil anseo/ you can find out more about the Scoil Scairte here.