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Irish careers roadshow to visit North-West

August 24, 2011

The north-west is the destination of choice for the first round of the next series of  the Irish language careers events seminars, ‘Buntáiste Breise na Gaeilge’ which focus on career and educational opporuntities in the Irish language sector.

The careers seminar which is aimed at senior students at second level will take place in Carrick-on-Shannon on October 11th and will visit  Carickmacross on October 12th.

Up until now Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge have organised many of these seminar all over the country.  To date, An Chomhdháil has held these seminars in Killarney, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Castlebar, Belfast, Letterkenny, and Tullamore.

‘The Added Advantage of Irish’ is the theme of the seminar, and guest speakers and well-known personalities will speak on the advantages which the Irish language has afforded them in their chosen careers.

As part of the seminars, questions from the students are welcomed, which give rise to lively debate about such subjects as the future of the language, Gaeltacht status, Irish as a compulsory subject, Irish at third level, and the Government’s support for the language.

Representatives from third level institutions attend with exhibition stands to inform students of the various Irish language courses available to them after they leave school.

These seminars which have been organised since 2009 have proven to be a great success with over 86 secondary school schools and up to 2,680 students all over the Ireland attending.

Further information http://www.gaelport.com/bbnag.

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