Irish Language Groups from Dundalk to Doha Take On Conversation Challenge

#Comhrá14 in CanadaOver 60 groups take part in longest ever Irish language conversation, Comhrá ’17, which runs for 171 hours non-stop

The world record attempt for the longest ever continuous Irish language conversation has been launched this morning, Monday, 9 October 2017. Comhrá ’17 runs for an entire week, from 9.00am on Monday, 9 October to 1.00pm on Monday, 16 October 2017. 

The non-stop Irish language conversation is streaming live on www.snag.ie for 171 hours, and people all around the world can take part in the conversation on line by using the hashtag #Comhrá17 on Twitter. 

Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Seachtain na Gaeilge & Awareness Campaigns Manager, Conradh na Gaeilge said:

“Third level Irish-language societies, schools, GAA clubs, conversation circles, radio stations, educational institutions, and many more community groups are all pitching in for this record attempt. Conradh na Gaeilge Los Angeles in California, An Ghaeltacht-sur-Seine in Paris and Gaeilgeoirí Doha in Qatar are among some of the international groups taking part.”

There is a new feature in the annual event's schedule this year, with Comhrá TV broadcasting daily at 12.00 midday Monday to Friday from various venues such as RTÉ Digital, the Ros na Rún set, Zeminar in the RDS and TG4 Headquarters. 

Síomha Ní Ruairc, Seachtain na Gaeilge & Awareness Campaigns Executive, Conradh na Gaeilge said:

“Comhrá TV is aimed at schools and we hope it will attract a large audience to the live stream on snag.ie throughout the week. We hope that these special broadcasts will be an attractive resource to teachers and students, not only during Comhrá ’17, but afterwards too.”

There are still times available for groups who are interested in taking part in Comhrá ’17. You can view the Comhrá ’17 schedule and fill in the registration form at www.snag.ie/comhra.

Conradh na Gaeilge started these world record attempts for the first time with Comhrá 247 in 2013, which achieved 168 hours of non-stop Irish language conversation. Comhrá ’16 broke this record for the longest Irish language conversation last year with 170 hours.

Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge