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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: November 2, 2010 @ 3:53 pm


    Pól Ó Muirí

    The Irish-language education group, Gaelchultúr, will launch their latest book Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Irish, a multi-media language course for adult learners by Éamonn Ó Dónaill this Friday (5th November) at Foras na Gaeilge’s hq, Merrion Square, Dublin at 3.30pm The Minister for the Gaeltacht, Pat Carey, will do the honours.

    Meanwhile in Belfast this Saturday (6th November) ArtsEkta and the McCracken Cultural Society will host an Indo-Celtic festival to mark Diwali – the Indian festival of lights – and Samhain at the Ulster Museum between 5pm and 9pm. There will be Indian and Irish dance and music, plus food, a parade (it’s Belfast after all!) and, of course, lights.

    On Sunday (7th November) Raidió na Life (106.4FM) will begin to broadcast Gearóid Mac Unfraidh’s new serial drama, Nóra, at 7pm. The drama looks at the influence the North’s Hunger Strikes have on Nóra and takes its inspiration from the Greek classic, Antigone.

    North again, Donegal musician Doiminic Mac Giolla Bhríde and Scottish musician Griogair Labhruidh, will launch their latest CD, Guaillibh a’ Chéile, in Teach Hiúdaí Beag, Gaoth Dobhair, on Saturday, 13th November at 9pm.

    • Turla says:

      Ce’n fath ata se scriobhta i mBearla amhain? Nach bhfuil se suimiuil a dhothain do Gaelgoiri freisin

    • Liam O'Mahony says:

      The fact that one can attend classes to learn Irish every weekday (barring holidays) for 14 years and still end up illiterate in that language is lessthe result of incompetence… and more a major achievement of those who, able to speak the language themselves, do not wish the rest of us to be ‘as good as them’. That allows all those Irishans to stay aloof and look down their noses at the rest of us. If I were a teacher of An Gaeilge I think I’d shoot myself. How do they live with the shame of their monumental ineptitude? Let’s hope this new plan has some tiny hope at least of some level of success and focuses on the spoken language, minus its grammar and less on literature.

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