Pól Ó Muirí
The Irish-language education group, Gaelchultúr, will launch an on-line book club, Clubleabhar.com tomorrow. Club membership is free and the aim of the club is to allow members to discuss a new (non-academic) book in Irish every month on the group’s site. They also want to encourage members to set up new book clubs in venues and to meet face-to-face to give them a chance to develop their literary language skills. As an added incentive, English-language translations of difficult words and phrases will be supplied every month. The site is live at the moment and can be read in either Irish or English. Should you be in Dublin tomorrow (Thursday, 18 Feb), the club will be officially launched at 6pm in the Curved Street Café, Temple Bar, and – I am guessing here – but given it is a literary occasion, hopefully there will be a glass of wine for the Gaeilgeoirati.