The Living Language

July 31st, 2015.

Ros Muc, Co. Galway

Scoil Samhraidh an Phiarsaigh 2015 – An Piarsach i Ros Muc: In commemoration  of  Pearse’s  last visit to Ros Muc in July 1915 Galway County Council hosted the inaugural PH Pearse Irish Language Summer School on the 31st July 2015 including a cultural programme with an historical element focusing on Pearse and his relationship with Ros Muc.

Sept. 14th, 2015 at 10.00am

Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway.

Launch of the Galway County Council Éamonn Ceannt Scholarships: Galway County Council will launch the Éamonn Ceannt Scholarships acknowledging his strong connection to the County of Galway through his birthplace of Ballymoe. In recognition of his employment with a local authority and to support increased service provision in Irish, the scholarships will be open to qualifying members of staff of Galway County Council to support their participation in intensive Irish Language Courses.

Sept. 14th, 2015 at 10.00am

Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway

Launch of the Galway County Council Pádraig Pearse Gaeltacht ScholarshipsA Gaeltacht Summer Colleges scholarship scheme will be launched by Galway County Council in recognition of the strong ties between PH Pearse and the County of Galway. The scholarships will fund the attendance of qualifying students at Gaeltacht Summer Colleges in the County of Galway.

Sept. 16th, 2015 at 1pm

Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway

Stéibh 2016An Irish Language Song Writing/Performing  Competition for schools in the County of Galway in collaboration with the Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) and Óige na Gaeltachta based on the themes of Éire 2016.

Sept. 16th, 2015 at 1pm


Filíocht ó Bhéal; Poetry Speaking Competition as Gaeilge: A poetry recitation competition as Gaeilge for Secondary Schools throughout the County of Galway to include poetry from some of the signatories, incorporating Éire 2016 themes and from the time.

September 2015

Scoil Mhuire, Carna and Scoil Náisiúnta Cholmáin, Maínis, Carna.

Drama through Irish for young people:  Drama workshops for school children which will encompass drama exhibitions, following the themes of the 1916 Commemoration, for the public.

September 2015


Spraoi trí Ghaeilge: Equipment for Irish language Youth Clubs to promote the Irish language through games and play in Cumann Caisleán Óir in Tuam.

Autumn 2015

Scoil Bhriocáin An Gort Mór

Scoil an Ghoirt Mhóir and The Rising: A booklet will be published about the rising and the part the former principal of this school played in it.

Autumn 2015


Supporting the network of families with Irish: In conjunction with Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta, various workshops will be organised for parents to create and build a network throughout the Connemara Gaeltacht.

October-December 2015

An Aird Mhóir, Carna

Creative Writing for Young People: Writing Workshops for children will be held in Scoil Náisiúnta an Aird Mhóir, Carna, following the themes of the 1916 Commemoration which will result in publishing a collection of stories.

Dec. 8th, 2015 at 2pm

Athenry Community Centre, Cumann Óige Átha an Rí, Coláiste an Eachréidh, Athenry, Co. Galway

Dressed in old style! Cumann Óige Átha an Rí will display the various clothes of this time and a programme of events will be launched to be undertaken locally in Athenry during 2016 during which the clothes will be used. Parades, drama, dialogue in verse etc.

January-December 2016

Galway County Libraries

Book Collections 1916: The Library Service will increase the number of Irish Language books across its collections in 2016. A bibliography of Irish Language fiction and non-fiction books in Galway County Libraries relating to all aspects of 1916 will be compiled and distributed to Branch Libraries. Irish Language Publications relating to 1916 will be available throughout Galway Libraries in 2016.

January-December 2016,


Community Support Scheme:for Irish Language Initiatives/ Activities of schools: community and voluntary organisations promoting or increasing the use of the Irish Language throughout the County of Galway and in the context of the 1916 commemorations.


Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway

Supporting increased service provision through Irish: Efforts to increase the awareness of the role of the Irish language within the local authority will continue in 2016 and Irish language classes will be provided for elected members and staff during the year.

Various  dates (to be arranged)

Various times (to be arranged)

1916 Poetry Commemoration: A series of events and poetry workshops in the Gaeltacht areas organised by Muintearas, based on the theme of the events of the 1916 Rising. The events will be publicised in the local media when the dates and times are arranged.

Spring/Autumn 2016


Lecture Series about Irish in Libraries: A series of talks and lectures on the Irish language and surrounding issues will be held in libraries throughout the County to include local historical topics.

Mar. 3rd, 2016 at 1pm

Baile Chláir, Co. Galway

Stéibh 2016: The Stéibh 2016 CD will be launched and the results of the competition will be announced including live performances from participants in the culmination of this popular song writing competition.

Mar. 10th, 2016 at 2.30pm

Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway

Facilitate Overseas Interest in the Irish Language: A series of talks on the Irish language, heritage and history of the County of Galway for visiting students from the Contemporary Irish Culture and Traditions of Ireland Course in the University of Pittsburgh following their  immersion course in An Cheathrú Rua.

March 2016 – Seachtain na Gaeilge

Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway

Irish Resource Packs – Irish Language Flagship Project: Galway County Council will develop Irish language resource packs to provide guidance, practical tips and knowledge to schools, community groups and sporting clubs in how to promote and enhance the use of Irish in their organisations and in how to prepare Irish language activity plans.

March 2016 – Seachtain na Gaeilge


Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016: A series of language awareness events in the County during Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Spring/Autumn 2016


Irish Language and Social Evenings: A series of Irish language culture, music, poetry and prose nights will be held in locations throughout the county in celebration of the living language and culture.

Mar. 16th, 2016 – 7pm to 9pm

Gairmscoil na bPiarsach, Ros Muc, Co. Galway

PH Pearse in this age of modern technology: A celebration of Pearse’s literature presented by the students of Gairmscoil na bPiarsach, Ros Muc, in a modern way through poetry recital, drama and short film.

April 2016


Supporting the promotion of the Irish language: Irish language groups who are developing the language in their areas will be supported in the form of sponsorship of Galway County Council Award in the national Glór na nGael award scheme 2016.

May 27th-29th, 2016.

Amharclann na Seanscoile, An tSeanscoil, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe

Féile Scannán na Réabhlóide 2016/ Revolution Film Festival 2016: Club Scannán Sailearna is organizing a film festival in Connemara to celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Irish films about the Rising and the War of Independence as well as recognised international films about the theme of revolution over three days (20-22 May) in 2016 in Amharclann na Seanscoile, Indreabhán, Co. Galway. There will be lectures and discussion sessions with experts and recognised film makers about how 1916 and revolutions in general are portrayed through the medium of film. Among the films to be shown are Mise Éire (1959), Áille an Uafáis / A Terrible Beauty (2013), October – Ten Days That Shook the World (1928) and The Battle of Algiers (1966). Among the speakers who are confirmed to appear are history and film experts Mary Harris, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh and Seán Crossan as well as film makers like Bob Quinn.

June-August 2016

Carraroe Library, Spiddal Library

Ócáidí i Leabharlanna: Irish Language literary events in Library Services supported by Foras na Gaeilge with Irish Language writers/authors.

July 29th-30th, 2016.

Ros Muc, Galway

Scoil Samhraidh an Phiarsaigh to be held annually will 2016 explore issues surrounding Pearse’s vision for the Irish language and nourishing the language to include An Ghaeltacht, Irish Language, Language Rights, Culture, Education etc.

September 2016


Cathaoirleach’s Award for Irish: Recognition will be given to the efforts groups, within and outside of the Gaeltacht, have made to celebrate, promote or increase the extracurricular use of heritage or the Irish language in their school or area in the context of the commemoration of 1916.

Sept. 27th, 2016

Indreabhain, Co. na Gaillimhe.

BEO Gaeltacht Schools Film Project – Mo Thír, Mo Theanga, Mo Thodhchaí: Schools film project where Gaeltacht national school children film, edit and produce their views of their country, their language, their future in the context of the commemoration of 1916.

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