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What is the Seó Bóthair roadshow?
The Seó Bóthair is an interactive workshop that encourages students to use critical thinking to examine their opinions about the Irish language.
We discuss with the students where they can use Irish, inform them about their language rights, and give out plenty of prizes too.
More than 240 Seó Bóthair workshops were organised last year, and we are constantly developing the workshop to give the students the best experience possible.
Take a look at the video below for more information from the two Road Show Coordinators!
Who is it for?
The workshop is aimed at Transition Year students. The workshop is suitable for every type of school - Gaelcholáistí, English-language schools, within or outside of the Gaeltacht. There is no need to worry about the standard of Irish that the students have, the workshop can be run bilingually or through Irish only.
A Seó Bóthair workshop can be run with up to 50 students at one time. Therefore, sometimes more than one workshop is needed - we run workshops between 09:00 - 10:30, 11:00 - 12:30, and 14:00 - 15:30 usually, depending on lunch times and school hours.
What are the benefits of the Road Show for the class?
We have put together a list of benefits in the form of a Word document available at this link8.13 KB. This will help you when discussing the Road Show with other teachers, Transition Year Coordinators or the principal of the school.
What is the aim of the Road Show?
The aim of the workshop is to empower and encourage students to use Irish more often. We inform students about the advantages and opportunities that the Irish language provides, the growth and movement of the Irish language, and the various ongoing Irish language campaigns.
What is discussed as part of the workshop?
Theme of the workshop: An Ghaeilge i do Thodhchaí
There are many jobs with the Irish language available in Ireland and in Europe in recent years. We want to share information about these jobs and the third-level courses that will be of great benefit to those who wish to work through Irish in the future.
We also hope to inspire the students as to the other advantages related to Irish before they continue onto the next stage of their lives.
2022/2023 Academic Year
There will be two Coordinators on the road this year to run Seo Bóthair workshops in each county - a Coordinator for the West and South, and a Coordinator for the East and North
SIBÉAL NÍ DHUIBHIR
WEST AND SOUTH
+353 83 0133069
CLÍODHNA NIC GAFRAIDH
EAST AND NORTH
+353 87 6611935
|An Clár||Ard Mhacha|
|Corcaigh||Baile Átha Cliath|
|Dún na nGall||Cabhán|
|An Longfort||Cill Dara|
|Port Láirge||An Dún|
|Ros Comáin||Fear Manach|
|West and South||Dátaí||East and North|
|Maigh Eo||9-13 January||Baile Átha Cliath|
|Gaillimh||16-20 January||Doire/Aontroim/Fear Meanach|
|Luimneach / Corcaigh||23-27 January||An Mhí / An Iarmhí|
|Dún na nGall / Sligeach||30 January - 3 February||Tír Eoghain / Aontroim|
|Liatroim / Ros Comáin / Longfortn||6-10 February||Baile Átha Cliath|
|Briseadh Lár Téarma||13-17 February||Briseadh Lár Téarma|
|Ciarraí / Corcaigh||20-24 February||Cabhán / Muineachán|
|Ros Comáín / Longfort||27-3 February/March||Cill Mhantáin / Loch Garman|
|Tiobraid Árann / Port Láirge||6-10 March||Ceatharlach / Cill Dara|
|Gaillimh / Maigh Eo / Clár||13-17 March||Uíbh Fháilí / Cill Chainnigh|
|Luimneach||20-24 March||Doire / Dún|
|Corcaigh / Tiobraid Árann||27 -31 March||An Lú / Baile Átha Cliath|
|Briseadh na Nollag||3 - 14 April||Briseadh na Nollag|
|Corcaigh / Port Láirge||17-21 April||Laois / Loch Garman|
|Dún na nGall / Liatroim||24-28 April||Doire / Aontroim / Tír Eoghain|
|Ros Comáin / Sligeach||1 - 5 May||Fear Meanach / Muineachán|
|Ciarraí||8 - 12 May||Cabhán / Iarmhí|
|Contae le Deimhniú||15-19 May||Contae le Deimhniú|
|Contae le Deimhniú||22-26 May||Contae le Deimhniú|
|End of School Year||29 May||End of School Year|
Visits will be organised in the second term also. The schedule for the second term will be released later in the year.
Click here for a pdf version of the information booklet3.36 MB
Feedback about the Seó Bóthair
A digital suvery was given to teachers and students who had the Seó Bóthair in their schools this year. Below is a selection of responses, with a fair representation of the feedback from teachers and students.
Feedback from teachers about the Seó Bóthair:
Feedback from Students:
What is Gluaiseacht?
The Seó Bóthair is part of the Gluaiseacht campaign. The aim of the campaign is to encourage young people to use their Irish after they leave school. We illustrate to them the different ways that Irish can be used outside of the classroom, be that in their future career, in their locality, within their family or simply in their daily life.
For more information about Gluaiseacht, contact
Gluaiseacht is sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 (0) 1 475 7401, Fax: +353 (0) 1 475 7844, Email: