An Lá Dearg 2022

An Lá Dearg 2022

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich heading to Belfast City Hall





What is An Lá Dearg?

The 2022 Lá Dearg will be in Belfast. The Irish language community, alongside friends and family, and all those who cherish the language from across Ireland and across the world will join together to walk in support of language rights in the north. All those attending the day are asked to wear red in support the the Dream Dearg #AchtAnois campaign for language rights. The last Lá Dearg in Belfast was in 2017, almost exactly 5 years ago. This year's event will convene at the Cultúrlann in West Belfast and the community together will walk to Belfast City Hall where they will be welcomed with music, speeches and a huge céad míle fáilte. The Lá Dearg is a family event and everyone is welcome. For up to date info, pictures, videos and news you can visit the An Dream Dearg  FacebookTwitter.


How to get there? Are there many buses going?

There are plenty of buses (25+++) going to the Lá Dearg from right across Ireland. We have tried to compile a list of all of those buses for the poster below. Get in contact with you local bus via the contact information below and book your place - spaces are filling up fast! 

If you plan on driving yourself: Free Lá Dearg car parking is available at St Mary's College Rear carpark in Beechmount & at St Dominic's School carpark on the Falls Road between 10.30am - 4.30pm



What is the plan and timetable for the day?

1.00pm - 1.30pm.                    Meet outside Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich & join your group in one of the side streets.

1.30pm - 2.30pm                     Walk and procession towards City Hall.

2.30pm - 3.30pm.                    Main Stage at City Hall, Belfast - music, speeches and entertainment

4.00pm - 4.15pm.                    Official End to An Lá Dearg

(This timetable may change depending on conditions / delays beyond organising control on the day but every effort will be made to stick as close as possible to this timetable.)

NB: Between 11am and 1pm there will be family fun and music, face painting at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich for those who want to come a bit early. 


Where should we meet?

Thousands are expected to attend this year's An Lá Dearg. Those in attendence should plan to meet outside Cultúrlann Mc Adam Ó Fiaich at 1pm. To help things run smoothly, you are asked to congregate in the assigned steets below alongside your school / local Irish language group / GAA club / party etc. If you have any questions stewards will be on hand to help you on the day or you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance.



Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge