April 20, 2017
Údarás na Gaeltachta is organising 3 public meetings in the Language Planning Areas surrounding Galway City to provide information on the development of a Plan for the Irish Language in those areas. If you live in one of these areas, you are welcome to get involved in this initiative to revitalise the Irish language in your community.
April 6, 2017
The President visted Ranelagh, to celebrate the centenary of Scoil Bhride.
Scoil Bhríde, founded in 1917, was the first gaelscoil (Irish-language school) in Ireland.
Video of the occasion here
April 4, 2017
The Young Developers Conference (YDC) is a first of its kind tech event is to launch on Saturday 13th May this year. YDC will provide teenage tech enthusiasts / developers / would-be entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet some of the most successful Irish tech entrepreneurs and people from the world of Irish fin-tech. The participants can hear about the entrepreneurs’ experiences with tech project finance. This unique event will allow Ireland’s finance professionals the opportunity to meet tomorrows potential tech CEOs.
The YDC concept originated with 16-year-old Dundalk Coláiste Lú transition year student Cormac Kinsella in 2016. His objective in launching YDC is to get the smartest and most talented coders talking to the financial sector. Assisting in event organising are three other 16-year-olds – (Gytis Daujotas from Clondalkin, Cormac Salman from Drogheda and Oisín Ó’Duibhir from Limerick). In addition Trinity College Dublin School of Physics and the Walton Club have also been hugely supportive in hosting and advising on this event.
Tickets for YDC can be booked online at ydc17.com for as little as 2 euro each.
Coders interested in presenting a project can forward their details to projects.ydc17.com.
In 2013, at the age of 13, Cormac and Cían Martin-Bohan were the youngest app developers in Ireland when they released their first App (Open Share) which allowed multiple social media updates from a single input. The following year he released the Focal.ie Irish / English dictionary App which has since been downloaded by c. 12,000 Irish language enthusiasts. In 2015 Cormac was invited by Ciaran Cannon TD to be one of the founding members of The Digital Youth Council of Ireland. This year Cormac & Cormac Salman have launched two Apps: Local Trade; a convenient buy & sell items App in your local area and Sence Clothing; an App for browsing branded clothes from different vendors in a single place.
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March 28, 2017
Bus Éireann’s on-line application system for school transport is now open for the 2017/18 school year.
The closing date is Friday 28 April 2017
Apply on-line now at www.buseireann.ie.
Answers to the most frequently-asked questions about the scheme are available on the Department of Education & Skills’ website: www.education.ie.
March 24, 2017
Coláiste Samhraidh/Summer College 2017
Foghlaim an teanga san áit is Gaelaí atá ann/Learn our language in the purest Irish-speaking region
Dátaí na gcúrsaí faoi 18/Course dates for under 18’s
Cúrsa 1: 4ú Meitheamh (June) – 25ú Meitheamh (June)
Cúrsa 2: 25ú Meitheamh (June) – 16ú Iúil (July)
Aoisghrúpa/Age group: 11-17 bliain d’aois/years
Cúrsaí do dhaoine fásta/Adult courses
Cúrsa A: 24ú Iúil (July) – 28ú Iúil (July)
Cúrsa B: 31ú Iúil (July) – 4ú Lúnasa (August)
Déan teagmháil linn lbd chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil.
Please contact us for further information.
Bígí linn agus lean lorg leithéidí Pádraig Mac Piarais, W. B. Yeats, J.M Synge, Eoin Mac Néill, Dubhghlás De Híde Lady Gregory agus eile, iad ar fad a tháinig anseo chuig Inis Meáin chun feabhas a chur ar a gcuid Gaeilge.
Join us and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Patrick Pearse, William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, Eoin McNeill, Douglas Hyde, Lady Gregory and many others, all of who came to Inis Meáin to improve their Irish.
‘Gaeilge Inis Meáin’,
Oileáin Árann/Aran Islands,
Co. na Gaillimhe/Co. Galway
Fón: 087 4030478
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