Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language week)



Date:                     4 – 17 March 2013

Venue:                 Ireland and around the world

Description:      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.