Ard-Fheis na nÓg 26-27 April 2023, Gaoth Dobhair!
Ard-Fheis na nÓg 2023
We are delighted to announce that Ard-Fheis na nÓg 2023 will take place in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal from 26-27 April 2023. The Ard-Fheis is a great opportunity to provide a public forum for secondary school students and the voices of the next generation. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to present, attend workshops and debate with their fellow students from around the country.
Who is it for?
This is an event for those in Transition Year or in the senior cycle of Gaeltacht schools or Gaelcholáistí.
How many students can attend?
Up to 6 students from each school can attend, but please write the number you believe will be interested in coming from the school and we will get back to you.
An ghá do mhúinteoirí teacht leo?
A teacher from the school will attend with students.
How much will it cost?
The price of this event (food, accommodation etc.) will be covered for every student. The travel costs will be covered by the school, more information of this will be given at registration.
Is food and accommodation included?
Yes, there will be accommodation and food provided.
What kind of events happen?
There are interactive activities throughout the day. In the workshops, the young people will learn about language planning, about job opportunities and how to be an activist for the language. They will also make presentations on topics that will be shared beforehand.
The first Ard Fheis na nÓg was held in Monaghan in 2019. At the beginning of 2020, Ard-Fheis na nÓg grew to a 2 day overnight event in Rosmuc, Co. Galway, where 80 students came together in February. The students enjoyed workshops, discussions and a trip to Teach an Phiarsaigh.
Ard-Fheis na nÓg is a brilliant opportunity to give secondary school students a public platform, and to encourage young voices. The students will have an opportunity to give a presentation, attend workshops and take part in debates with their fellow students from around the country.
To learn more about what happens at Ard-Fheis na nÓg, take a look at this piece from Nuacht TG4 in 2020, where students came to Ros Muc: