PEIG.ie’s new website will be launched at Oireachtas na Samhna this year at 13:00 on Saturday the 2nd of November in the City West Suite in the City West Hotel. This launch welcomes in a new era for the Irish language online. PEIG.ie focuses on providing news, events, job vacancies and information to the Irish language community and to the learners of the language. The new website is a leap forward in improving the standard of the service that PEIG.ie provides to its users.
Dr Brian Ó Raghallaigh will officially launched the site, a person who has an in-depth knowledge of the Irish language online through his role dealing with Logainm.ie and Dúchas.ie as an Assistant Professor (Research Projects) in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Dublin City University.
Niall Comer, President of Conradh na Gaeilge says:
“Today marks a significant progression for the Irish language community online with the launch of the new PEIG.ie website. We are grateful for the support of Dr Brian Ó Raghallaigh who helped the team during the rebuild tackle some tricky technical issues relating to the mapping system. The Irish language map on PEIG.ie has been made possible by progress in the digitisation of Ireland’s place names, work which Brian and his team can we immensely proud of.”
Dónal Ó Gallachóir, Multimedia and Awareness Hub Executive with PEIG.ie says:
“We have put in a serious amount of work into this new site and we are proud to finally officially launch it. Significant improvements have been made to its functionality and we believe it is now ready for the internet of this day and age. We hope the online community will benefit from using PEIG.ie, whether its daily news, local events, a new job or information about the Irish language they seek.”
All who wish to attend the PEIG.ie launch are more than welcome. During the launch prizes will be presented to the winners of the competition that PEIG.ie has organised. These prizes are a €250 voucher for Ticketmaster and an Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa). More information about the competition can be found on PEIG.ie
Dónal Ó Gallachóir
Multimedia and Awareness Hub Executive with PEIG.ie:
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NOTE FOR EDITOR:
Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community. The Conradh has over 200 branches and numerous individual members registered around the world, members that work hard to promote the use of Irish in their own areas. Conradh na Gaeilge’s main aim is to promote the use of Irish as the standard language in Ireland. Conradh na Gaeilge was established by Douglas Hyde, Eoin Mac Néill, and their colleagues on the 31st of July 1893. The organisation runs Irish-language courses; advocates for the language rights of Irish-speakers; raises awareness about the language; hosts the international Irish-language festival Seachtain na Gaeilge; manages the Irish-language information hub PEIG.ie and the Irish-language bookshop An Siopa Leabhar; supports Raidió Rí-Rá; and much more.More information: cnag.ie
PEIG.ie is a multimedia platform provided by Conradh na Gaeilge, with funding from Foras na Gaeilge. PEIG.ie is a central point of information for the Irish language, providing news, an interactive events map, a job vacancies board and much more. Conradh na Gaeilge hopes that PEIG.ie will be a valuable source of information for anyone interested in the language, from fluent speakers to tourists. PEIG also offers a wide range of general information on the Irish language and a newsletter which is distributed by email every morning.