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Galway to take part in Lá Mór na Gaeilge demonstration

February 13, 2014

The Lá Mór na Gaeilge – Walk for your rights demonstrate against perceived attacks on language rights of Irish speakers and the Gaeltacht takes place this weekend.

The demonstration will convene at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square at 2pm and proceed through Dublin city centre to the Dáil. The demonstration is being organised as part of a new language rights campaign that has been established in response to the announcement by Language Commissioner, Seán Ó Cuirreáin, that he would be stepping down as a result of the lack of engagement he has received from the Government. For Galwegians interested in taking part in the demonstration, buses from Connemara and Galway city will set off on Saturday morning. Connemara bus will depart from the Muintearas car park, Tír an Fhia, at 8.45am and will pick up passengers at Halla Éinne, An Cheathrú Rua, at 9am and at Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, at 9.15am. Spaces can be booked by texting 087 – 3382885 or by emailing tuismiteoirinagaeltachta@gmail.com. The Galway city bus will leave the Cathedral at 10am and spaces can be booked on this bus by contacting 091 – 567824.