The language and cultural awareness scheme Ár dTeanga Chomhroinnte, or Our Shared Language, is coordinated by Conradh na Gaeilge and explores the origin, evolution, and development of the Irish language. The scheme is funded and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The scheme helps children and communities investigate the links between:
- local place names and the Irish language;
- surnames and the Irish language;
- the links between Irish, French and Latin; and
- the influence of Irish on our spoken English and the Irish language in today’s modern world.
Conradh na Gaeilge is running the scheme again this year.
You can download the scheme's handbook Ár dTeanga Chomhroinnte: The Origin, Evolution and Development of the Irish Language here.
School visits under this round of the scheme began in primary and post-primary schools in October 2019 and will continue until the end of March 2020. The scheme also focuses on youth clubs and community groups/ organisations.
Seó Bóthair Roadshow
The scheme also includes a roadshow known as an Seó Bóthair held in each county. The roadshow features language learning classes for all levels and bilingual talks on Irish heritage and culture.