What are the benefits of the Roadshow?
We have put together a list of benefits. This will help you when discussing the Road Show with other teachers, Transition Year Coordinators or the principal of the school.
The workshop includes information and a video about jobs and third level courses where the Irish language can be useful in Ireland and abroad.
A “Careers with Gaeilge” booklet will be given out to anyone interested with careers where the language can be used under 6 categories.
The workshop encourages students to use critical thinking to examine their opinions about the Irish language through Agree/ Disagree statements and an open debate about opinions and misconceptions.
The workshop includes information about the status of the language compared to other languages and where students can use it outside of school.
The workshop outlines which technology and apps students can use in Irish and outlines where to find information about podcasts / youth clubs / language rights / social media through Irish.
The workshop outlines current campaigns for the language, like a new Irish youth radio station, and how students can get involved.
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?
Facts and statistics about Irish (opportunity to win spot prizes)
Employment opportunities & third-level courses with Irish
Opportunities for use: where to start, services & language rights
Irish online: social media & what is available in Irish
Irish at home: Irish in your area & and in the future
Irish at school: the importance of Irish as a school subject
The work of Conradh na Gaeilge and the various Irish campaigns that you can take part in: SnaG / Gaeilge24 / An Fáinne / #Dúshlán etc.
Mythbusting: 10 myths about Irish (a package of 10 lessons will be left with the teacher)
Raidió Rí-Rá and CEOL (another opportunity to win prizes)
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.
2023/2024 Academic Year
There will be three Coordinators on the road this year to run Seo Bóthair workshops in each county - a Coordinator for the West and Gaeltacht, South and Gaeltacht and for the East and North.
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.
Gluaiseacht is sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media