Seó Bóthair Roadshow 2022/2023

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What is the Seó Bóthair roadshow?

Aiseolas SB BéarlaThe 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 docxat 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?

  • Facts and statistics about Irish (opportunity to win spot prizes) Seo 3 2021
  • 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.

 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




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Ciarraí Aontroim 
An Clár Ard Mhacha                            
Corcaigh Baile Átha Cliath     
Dún na nGall Cabhán 
Gaillimh Ceatharlach
Liatroim Cill Chainnigh
An Longfort Cill Dara
Luimneach Cill Mhantáin
Maigh Eo Doire
Port Láirge An Dún
Ros Comáin Fear Manach
Sligeach An Iarmhí
Tiobraid Árann Laois
  Loch Gorman
  An Lú
  An Mhí
  Tír Eoghain
  Uíbh Fhailí


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.

pdfClick here for a pdf version of the information booklet3.36 MB

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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:

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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.

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Lógó Gluaiseacht2021


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