Irish-language workshops to be held across the US

Eight events are taking place in several states

Irish-language workshops to be held across the US

The Irish Tricolour and the American flag fly in Moneygall, Co Offaly | Image: RollingNews.ie

A series of Irish-language workshops are being run across the United States as part of a campaign by Conradh na Gaeilge.

The Cultúr Club workshops will also focus on community groups in the US.

The eight community-building workshops are running between November 29th to December 11th.

Conradh na Gaeilge says it is working with the Irish-language community in America to share information and advice on issues such as education, publicity, campaigning, and funding with other grassroots groups promoting the language.

This is being funded by the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs and the Fulbright Commission of Ireland.

Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill, president of Conradh na Gaeilge says: "Conradh na Gaeilge is developing Cultúr Club to strengthen and support the international Irish-speaking community.

"We would like to build on the existing network of Irish speakers, foster new initiatives, and raise more awareness of the Irish language and its revival."

Conradh na Gaeilge is hosting the Cultúr Club workshops in locations from Albany, New York, to Phoenix, Arizona - and they are open to the public:

  • Chicago, Illinois: November 29th 2016
  • Wayne, New Jersey: November 30th 2016
  • Albany, New York: December 3rd 2016
  • Phoenix, Arizona: December 4th 2016
  • Memphis, Tennessee: December 6th 2016
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: December 7th 2016
  • Knoxville, Tennessee: December 8th 2016
  • Los Angeles: December 11th 2016

The Cultúr Club workshops will include topics such as how to finance and publicise Irish-language events, how to source teachers and run Irish classes, and how to organise a language rights campaign.

Conradh na Gaeilge will also provide a handbook and other support materials online and free of charge on its website.