Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail: 'Cultural Transformation and Conradh na Gaeilge'

Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail: 'Cultural Transformation and Conradh na Gaeilge'

We had an excellent event yesterday in Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail as part of our history and heritage project 'Claochlú Cultúir agus an Conradh. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in the North and focuses on the history of Conradh na Gaeilge in Ulster. An excellent display was provided by Séamus Mac Dhaibhéid from Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail. The progress of the project and the reasoning behind it were discussed, as well as the aims, importance and value of projects like this.

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Fairness for Irish Language broadcasting

Conradh na Gaeilge agrees with the majority of the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands in their report on the challenges pertaining to Irish language broadcasting.

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International Association of Language Commissioners issues support for Irish language rights

The International Association of Language Commissioners, founded in 2013, is made up from 11 international Language Commissioner Offices. The Association’s mission refers to their aim “to support and advance language rights, equality and diversity throughout the world… by advising or assisting the establishment of Language Commissioners offices.”  The letter (attached below) has been unanimously signed by all member organisations and was issued to Conradh na Gaeilge recently. The letter reads:‘...one of our aims is “to support regions that wish to create a position of language commissioner or advance language rights”... In our view language commissioners can be central in the protection and preservation of a language that is spoken by a minority. One of our most important values is that language commissioners be independent in fulfilling their duties.’

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Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge