600 primary and post-primary students taking part in workshops on Lá na Meán Sóisialta
Lá na Meán Sóisialta is taking place today (Wednesday 10 March 2021) as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2021. The aim of Lá na Meán Sóisialta is to encourage people to use social media and technology through Irish. Today we ask the public to post in Irish on social media and use the hashtag #LNMS21.
Over 600 primary and post-primary students will be taking part in workshops as part of #LNMS21. These workshops aim to show the students of Ireland the possibilities that exist for using technology and social media through the Irish language in a fun and engaging way.
Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn, Seachtain na Gaeilge Chairperson says:
“The goal of Lá na Meán Sóisialta is to celebrate the Irish language online. We are all used to working, studying and meeting friends online for the past year, and much of this has been done through Irish. Lá na Meán Sóisialta is a great way to celebrate the growth of the Irish language in the community and online over the last number of years. You can take part in the day by posting in Irish and using the hashtag #LNMS21 and of course you can also change your social media accounts to Irish.”
Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Defense and Sport, Jack Chambers T.D. says:
“As we all know, social media is a powerful tool for being active online and for developing communication and relationships. The Irish language is now so widespread online that it's worth setting aside a day like this to celebrate the progress we've all made together. Lá na Meán Sóisiata is a way to celebrate the Irish language around the world. ”
Aoife Ní Mhórdha, Project coordinator with Conradh na Gaeilge says:
“This year we aimed to give more young people, from all over the country the opportunity to take part in Lá na Meáin Sóisialta. We are running interactive workshops which link the use of Irish to technology and to celebrate the Irish language online. The day's activities have evolved since Lá na Meáin Sóisialta began in 2017 with a particular emphasis on technology through Irish among primary school students, who will be participating in the workshops for the first time this year. "
You can take part in Lá na Meán Sóisialta by posting using the Irish language on social media and using the hashtag #LNMS21.
The Seachtain na Gaeilge festival has been organised by Conradh na Gaeilge since 1902 and we are most grateful for the support the festival receives from Foras na Gaeilge and Energia. All events and program information are available at www.snag.ie.