Celebrating 120 years of the world's largest Irish language festival

Sene Naoupu, Cormac Ó hEadhra and Séaghan Ó Súilleabháin have been named as ambassadors for this year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia festival which is celebrating 120 years since it first began in 1902. 

Cormac Ó hEadhra originally from Connemara, is a radio presenter with RTÉ Radio One, he will be joined by renowned rugby player Sene Naoupu and the TikTok creator @KerryCowboy, Séaghan Ó Súilleabháin, who first became acquainted with millions of people around the world training his dog on TikTok, as this year’s ambassadors for Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia. 

Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn, Chair of Seachtain na Gaeilge said:

“We look forward to celebrating 120 years of Seachtain na Gaeilge this year. The festival is going from strength to strength and I’m sure  this year's celebrations will inspire even more groups to take part in the largest celebration of the Irish language in the world.” 

As they celebrate 120 years, the festival team are hoping that people who might not have taken part in the festival in previous years will decide to make Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia their new tradition from this 2022 on. 

Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Seachtain na Gaeilge Manager said:

“We’re delighted to have such great ambassadors this year. Sene, Cormac and Séaghan all have their own stories with the Irish language and we hope that they will entice people from different backgrounds to make taking part in Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia and speaking some Gaeilge, their new tradition this year.” 

Lorna Danaher, Sponsorship Manager at Energia said: 

”The 120th anniversary of Seachtain na Gaeilge is such a momentous occasion and we at Energia are delighted to again be the power behind this year’s festival. The festival theme of ‘Traidisiún Nua’ is perfectly represented by our 3 wonderful ambassadors, Sene, Cormac and Séaghan. We look forward to this year’s events and encourage all to join us in expanding our cúpla focal!”

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia will have its community launch in Galway city, Saturday 26th February 2022 at 14:00 in Eyre Square shopping centre where Seo Linn will be playing. 

The 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. 


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: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://cnag.ie&source=gmail&ust=1645176563774000&usg=AOvVaw0XoMktvwLO-HOCFtuVZZs3">www.cnag.ie



Orlaith Nic Ghearailt

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