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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: March 19, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    One week to Gaelscéal launch

    Pól Ó Muirí

    The new weekly Irish-language paper, Gaelscéal, will be officially launched next Friday in Dublin and Belfast. Surprisingly, there is no word of a Galway launch which one would have thought sensible given the paper is published in the city and needs to cater for the Conamara Gaeltacht. Also, I would have thought a Cork launch would have been a must, given the strength of the language in the city and the large Irish-speaking student body. No word yet either about website or distribution but will pass details on when they become available. I wrote a while ago that I thought the new paper would have to engage in some serious marketing to announce its arrival. That has not happened and I wonder just how many readers of the Irish-language columns in The Irish Times and The Irish News are excited about the new paper and are getting ready to buy it?

    In the meantime, the Dublin launch is in Powerscourt Gallery at 11am today week (Friday, 26th) and the Belfast launch is in Cultúrlann MacAdam-Ó Fiaich, Falls Road, at 3.30pm.

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