Seachtain na Gaeilge concludes today, 17 March, following two weeks of celebration. The annual festival promoting Irish language and culture was established in 1902 and is the largest Irish language festival in the world.
This year, we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge at Hibernia College with a number of virtual events for students, faculty and staff. Read on for a round-up!
Lunchtime Trad Concert
Our celebration kicked off with a lunchtime concert on 3 March. Nuadán, a young, traditional group from An Rinn, the Gaeltacht area in Co. Waterford, performed a lovely show on Zoom. When the time is right, we intend to catch the encore at an in-person concert.
Virtual Coffee Morning
Our Seachtain na Gaeilge Coffee Morning was held online on 4 March, where the Gaelchultúr competition winner was announced. Congratulations to Cyrina Kelly. We hope you enjoy your voucher for classes with Gaelchultúr worth €149. Our competition with Foras na Gaeilge is ongoing and we will soon be announcing our winner on Hibernia College’s Instagram account here.
We hosted a screening of the acclaimed film Kings on the evening of 9 March over Zoom, which we enjoyed accompanied by popcorn.
Presentation by Cumadóir & Múinteoir Sadhbh Rosenstock
On 11 March, we heard a special presentation from guest speaker Sadhbh Rosenstock. Sadhbh shared her experience as a primary school teacher in a Gaelscoil as well as her wonderful experience as a musician and songwriter. Her new children’s album Picnic Teidí is now available here.
Social Media as Gaeilge
We’ve been sharing posts on social media as Gaeilge for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Follow @HiberniaCollege on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to learn some phrases as Gaeilge such as, ‘I hope you’re back to yourself soon!’
Many thanks to Eibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin, Léachtóir san Oideachas (Gaeilge), for organising these wonderful events to celebrate Irish language and culture.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge.