SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE
Seachtain na Gaeilge runs for the two weeks leading up to 17 March — Hibernia College has joined in on the annual celebration for many years. Seachtain na Gaeilge promotes Irish language and culture and is the largest Irish language festival in the world, having been established in 1902.
Now, 120 years later, many of Hibernia College’s Seachtain na Gaeilge events are taking place online. This year, we have three virtual events for students, faculty and staff organised by Eibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin, Léachtóir san Oideachas (Gaeilge).
HIBERNIA COLLEGE CELEBRATION
Our celebration began with a social media competition, which ran 7–11 March. Participants were asked to share a specific image from Ranganna.com on their social media accounts, tagging @gaelchultur_ and @hiberniacollege. Ailisha Shanahan, of the Professional Master of Education (PME) in Primary Education programme, was announced as the competition winner on Friday, 11 March. Ailisha will receive 12 months’ access to a Gaeilge course with Gaelchultúr worth €149.
The festival continues with a traditional lunchtime concert on Monday, 14 March at 1 p.m. Young traditional musicians and vocalists Macdara Ó Faoláin and Victoria Pierce (pictured) will perform online. To join in and view the concert on Zoom, follow this link: https://hiberniacollege.zoom.us/j/91792644159.
On Tuesday, 15 March at 4 p.m. guest speaker Sadhbh Rosenstock will speak about teaching Gaeilge at primary level. Sadhbh is also a musician and songwriter and her children’s album Picnic Teidí is available to buy here. To listen to the presentation, follow this link: https://hiberniacollege.zoom.us/j/92322148446.
We hope you can enjoy these wonderful events celebrating Irish language and heritage!