As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, young people will have the opportunity to take part in technology workshops through Irish and to take part in a webinar on the vibrancy of the language.
Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is the world’s largest Irish language festival and is celebrating 120 years since it was founded in 1902.
TikTok, radio and coding workshops will take place throughout the day with young people from the Cork Gaeltacht to Carlow. Linda Keating, the woman who started the Irish language version of the acclaimed Wordle game, Foclach, will be interviewed and people will be able to watch the streaming of the live talk on Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia’s Youtube channel.
Paula Melvin, President of Conradh na Gaeilge said:
“It is very important to celebrate the use of the Irish language in technology during Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia. It's great to have Linda Keating speak to students about Foclach on Lá na Meán Sóisialta agus na Teicneolaíochta which is happening on International Womens’ Day this year. It is important to celebrate the role of women in the development of the language and we are very privileged to have Linda speaking with us today.”
Deir Séaghan Ó Súilleabháin, Ambasadóir Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia:
“Young people have more opportunities than ever to use their Gaeilge on social media and I see that every day. As a TikTok creator myself, it is important to me that I promote the Irish language in various ways. My goal is to make the Irish language even more widely used on social media and technology.”
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=1646818850196000&usg=AOvVaw2SsCtmEIyXaQlb-2P24ILp">www.cnag.ie
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