A community launch for Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia was held Saturday in Eyre Square, Galway. The festival officially begins today and lasts for an extra long ‘seachtain’, from March 1st to 17th.
Seachtain na Gaeilge was first held in 1902 and groups around the world will be celebrating 120 years of the festival this year. #SnaG22 will continue the tradition of celebrating the Irish language and this year it’s asking people to make taking part in the festival their new tradition from 2022 onwards.
This year’s ambassadors for #SnaG22 are renowned international rugby player Sene Naoupu; RTÉ radio presenter Cormac Ó hEadhra and TikTok star Séaghan Ó Súilleabháin or @KerryCowboy as he is better known.
Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn, Chair of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia says:
"It's great to be back in action at Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia events again after two years of the pandemic. We thank the crowds who came to the launch on Saturday and who will be attending events during the festival. They are a great inspiration to us all.”
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Manager of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia:
“From sea swimming to wine testing, cycle tours to astronomy shows as Gaeilge, events for all interests will be organised by groups throughout the festival. This year is a great opportunity for people to make a new tradition of taking part in Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia as we celebrate 120 years of the festival.”
Further information on the festival's events can be found on PEIG.ie. For those looking for resources such as quizzes, games or posters, they can be found from the festival site, https://www.google.com/url?q=http://snag.ie&source=gmail&ust=1646223109031000&usg=AOvVaw2pDNqXHJ40H3HuKGRg7Qx9">snag.ie.
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=1646223109031000&usg=AOvVaw07KfwpxZw2nRBfUmowU0-0">www.cnag.ie
Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Manager of Seachtain na Gaeilge
Sophie Osborne, Executive of Seachtain na Gaeilge