There are only 7 days left to register for Gaeilge24 - the biggest Irish language event in the first term of the school year
It is expected that 30,000 students in 300 schools across 32 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.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Conradh na Gaeilge will be running online events that you can take part in - a HIIT session, a yoga class, meditation and a huge tráth na gceist to help you 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.
Students are asked to speak Irish not only at school and with their teachers and classmates but at home, at the shops and local businesses and with friends
“We understand that many events, trips and adventures will be cancelled this year due to COVID-19 so we are delighted that Gaeilge24 is back for students. Gaeilge24 encourages a positive attitude towards the language in a fun and relevant way. It gives them the opportunity to have a positive experience and to promote the Irish language in their own lives,” said Dr Niall Comer, President of Conradh na Gaeilge.
Speaking about his experience with Gaeilge24 over the years, Aodhán Ó Deá, Director of Development and Deputy General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge said:
‘This is the eighth year of this unique campaign and Gaeilge24 continues to go from strength to strength. This year Gaeilge24 is focusing on wellbeing. It’s so important to care for yourself, especially young people, and we hope to encourage this with our events which include everything from exercise to mindfulness.'
Students will raise funds to pay for the support packs they receive on the day, and all profits go towards Conradh na Gaeilge’s charity work to promote the Irish language across Ireland.
The Irish language community around the world has the opportunity to take part in the challenge online by using the hashtag #Gaeilge24 on Twitter and Instagram. Registration will close on the 22nd of October, don’t miss out!
More information HERE