A fun-filled program of events has been put together focusing on wellbeing 15,000 students in 150 schools across 29 counties - as well as groups overseas - will take part in the Gaeilge24 challenge with Conradh na Gaeilge on Tuesday, 10 November 2020. Gaeilge24 encourages young people to speak only Irish for 24 hours in all areas of their lives. The theme of the event this year is wellbeing, due to Covid-19 restrictions, Conradh na Gaeilge will be running online events that young people can take part in - a HIIT session, a yoga class, meditation and a huge tráth na gceist to help participants complete the challenge. There are also many events that can be organised with social distancing still in place, many of which have been recommended by the Gaeilge24 team on social media over the past few days - showing films in Irish, composing or translating Irish songs and much more. Yu Ming is supporting and taking part in the campaign this year after gaining fame in ‘Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom’ several years ago.
‘Community Groups under the Irish Language Community Scheme (SPG) are calling on Foras na Gaeilge to do the right and fair thing in the funding of the next scheme’
Now that Foras na Gaeilge will have a larger budget in 2021, as a result of the SPG groups and other groups lobbying the country's politicians, it is vital to invest in the next scheme in 2021 and provide an adequate budget to all the groups, without conditions that would reduce that budget.
Conradh na Gaeilge to deliver £610,000 Irish language funding to community groups in two schemes aimed at tackling Covid challenges
Funds of £610,000 to be made available to groups as Department for Communities set aside £1.2m to help Irish language groups through Covid from the £29m Barnett support for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Languages.
Máiréad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan) launched the international Comhrá ‘20 campaign in Donegal Airport
A very significant increase for the Gaeltacht has been confirmed, and while it is good that cuts to Foras na Gaeilge since 2008 have begun to be reversed, much work remains to be done. We will continue to pressure to provide additional funding to the Foras.
‘Online advocacy days #SEAS20 calling for additional funding, support and legislation for the Irish language & Gaeltacht communities’
Disappointed that the Taoiseach did not leave responsibility for the Gaeltacht with a Senior Minister only as requested - but now that a Senior Minister and a Minister of State, who both have Irish, have been appointed, it’s time to act
Conradh na Gaeilge expects the Senior Minister and the Minister of State to act now to achieve fairness for the funding of the Irish language and the Gaeltacht, for Irish speakers rights and for the status of the language.
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