What? Lá Mór na Gaeilge - Walk For Your Language Rights!
When? 2.00pm, Saturday, 15 February 2014
Where? Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Why? Language Rights and Equality for All
The Irish language and Gaeltacht community north and south want equality for the language and want State services to be available in Irish at the same standard and level as they are provided in English, especially in the Gaeltacht.
To this end, we are organising Lá Mór na Gaeilge - a day of Irish-language fun on the streets of Dublin on 15 February 2014, where there will be music by Seo Linn, members of Kíla and Na Fíréin, and where we will both celebrate the Irish language and take a stand for the language rights of the Irish-speaking and Gaeltacht community across Ireland.
This campaign has been inspired by, and we have been motivated to seek the support of the wider community throughout the island for our rights following:
- the announcement by Seán Ó Cuirreáin, the Language Commissioner, that he is to resign on the 24th February 2014 because of a lack of Government support in the south for the language rights of the Irish language and Gaeltacht community; agus
- the report by the Council of Europe that the promotion and development of the Irish language in the north is being blocked by hostile attitudes in Stormont, and a lack of support for its use in the courts and in education.
The language belongs to all and we believe that those that choose to use it must be afforded that opportunity and right.
Support our campaign – join us on Lá Mór na Gaeilge - 15 February 2014.