National Events

Tús Bhliain na Gaeilge @ New Year’s Eve

Date:                        31 December 2012 – 1 January2013

Time:                       9:00pm – 12:00am

Venue:                   Dingle, Co. Kerry


Bliain na Gaeilge will have a spectacular start in Dingle on 31 December 2012 and into 1 January 2013!

The night will include well-known musicians and guest speakers at the fireworks display at the head of the quay from 9.00pm onwards on New Year’s Eve and all are welcome – families, young & old, at this celebratory event!

To close events, the crowd will join in and sing Auld Lang Syne as Gaeilge.

More information coming soon!


Seachtain na Gaeilge

Date:                        4 – 17 March 2013

Venue:                   Ireland and around the world


Seachtain na Gaeilge is an international Irish-language festival promoting the use of Irish language and culture, both at home and abroad, running over a fortnight in March every year. Conradh na Gaeilge established the organisation in 1902. The festival has built up incredible momentum in recent years, becoming the largest celebration of our native language and culture held in Ireland every year and sweeping other countries up in the whirlwind along the way.

The festival gives absolutely everyone a chance to enjoy the Irish language, be they native Irish speakers, language learners or those with only a few words. Organisations, local councils, schools, libraries, music, sporting and cultural bodies all register their Seachtain na Gaeilge events with the head office and this year’s festival runs from 4 – 17 March 2013 as part of the year-long Bliain na Gaeilge Irish celebrations and The Gathering 2013.

Ceiliúradh Cainte (Day of Speaking Irish)

Date:                        Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Time:                       All day

Venue:                   Ireland and around the world


We are looking for people, especially school students, to undertake the challenge of speaking in Irish only for a whole day for charity! Those who take up the challenge will do so for 12 hours: at home, at school, in shops and businesses, around the town, with friends, at sports training or at the youth club etc!


Why should you take part:

  • A great way to raise money for charity!
  • You receive a great support pack, t-shirt and resources such as Fiche Frása (Twenty Phrases) to help you through the challenge.
  • There’s no greater way to practice Irish than to speak it for 12 full hours! Especially if you are preparing for an Irish exam soon!
  • You don’t need to be fluent to take part as you’ll be given phrases to help you through the day; and if you are fluent, you can still take part by getting the people around to speak Irish with you for the day
  • It’s an opportunity for you and your workplace / school / community to take part in a national campaign.
  • It’s an opportunity for you to use Irish outside your Irish class – you’ll be surprised by the amount of Irish that people all around you have.
  • It’s always good to set yourself a new challenge!
  • So set yourself this challenge & take part on the 17th April!


Comhluadar Summer Pinic

Date:                        August 2013

Time:                       All day

Venue:                   Ireland and around the world


Comhluadar hopes that groups all around the country will run a picnic for families on this date.

Contact us if you are interested in organising a picnic in your area for families raising their children through Irish!

Big family day out with Sport, Fun, Refreshments and Good weather (we hope!!)

Special Picnic-Pack will be sent to each group!

Contact Nicole to be a part of the day! or +353(0)1 4789191


International Conversation Circle Day

Date:                        Sunday, 29 September 2013

Time:                       All day

Venue:                   Ireland and around the world


International Coffee Day will be celebrated on this date and as a part of this, there will conversation circles being held all around the country & world.


Contact us if you are interested in organising a conversation circle in your area for people with an interest in Irish!

Big day of chat and more chat, it’s a great way to get involved!

Contact Síne to take part in the day! or +353 (0)1 4757401