Friday, 29 October 2010
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Fáilte go ríomhiris Dún na nGall i dTeagmháil. Tá an ríomhiris seo ina pháirt de Thionscnamh Diaspóra Dhún na nGall. Tá Dún na nGall ag síneadh amach agus ag nascú le daoine ar fud an domhain a bhfuil gaol nó suim acu leis an chondae. Cuirtear an ríomhiris seo chuig daoine i ngach cearn den domhan.
Seol an ríomhiris seo chuig duine ar bith a mbeadh suim acu ann, le do thoil. Beidh fáilte roimh thuairimí, ráitis nó eolas don ríomhiris. Tá an eagrán is deireannaí don e-iris le fáil le léamh nó íoslodáil ó suíomh idirlín Bord Forbartha Chontae Dhún na nGall - http://www.donegalcdb.ie/ ag an nasc seo a leanas:
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With kind regards
The Donegal - community in touch / Dún na nGall - pobail i d'teagmháil Publication Team ______________
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Michelle Gallen - founder of talkirish.com - has been nominated as a Digital Hero for Northern Ireland.
The prize is £5,000 plus free broadband for the winning project. £5,000 will help us create loads more new resources for talkirish.com to help even more people learn Irish.
Please click on this link and vote for Michelle. It's a one click voting system so it should take you only a few seconds!
Please please spread the word and get as many people as you can voting to support their lovely website!
Vótáil ar son www.talkirish.com - Duaiseanna an Laoich Dhigitigh (Digital Hero awards)
Ainmníodh Michelle Gallen - bunaitheoir talkirish.com - mar Laoch Digiteach do Thuaisceart Éireann.
Gheobhaidh an buaiteoir £5,000 agus leathanbhanda saor in aisce. Cuideoidh £5,000 le foireann Talk Irish a lán acmhainní úra a chruthú don suíomh talkirish.com, acmhainní a chuideoidh le níos mó daoine Gaeilge a fhoghlaim.
Iarrtar ort cliceáil ar http://www.talk-talk.mirror.
Agus le do thoil, scaip an scéal agus iarr ar a mhéad daoine agus is féidir vótáil ar son an tsuímh ghalánta seo!
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Frae it wus furst pit oot in 2002, BBC Norlin Airlan's A Kist o Wurds haes bin rinnin lang'r nor onie ither Ulster-Scotch programme on tha wireless. Iverie sennicht we bring ye a kist o sangs an music, crack, rhymes an wittins frae aa roon tha hale kintrae. Sae swutch on Radio Ulster fur a guid lissen - an fin oot mair aboot tha leid, tha heirskip, tha screivins an tha hist'rie o Ulster-Scotch.Since A Kist o Wurds began in 2002, it has been BBC Northern Ireland's longest-running Ulster-Scots radio programme. Each week we bring you a selection of music, poetry, news and crack from all over the country. Tune into BBC Radio Ulster and find out more about the language, culture, literary traditions and history of Ulster-Scots. A Kist o' Wurds
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
The Buntáiste Breise na Gaeilge Irish language opportunities tour, organised by Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, is well underway with events having taken place in Belfast and Letterkenny in the past two weeks.
These seminars are aimed at second level students, in the senior cycle in schools across the country. During the seminars the extra advantages which the Irish language provides in the workplace are discussed.
To date, An Chomhdháil has held these seminars in Killarney, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Castlebar, Belfast and Letterkenny.
The speakers are inspirational, aspirational and motivational, and their words encourage students to consider Irish as a career option.
Among the speakers in Letterkenny were Caoimhín Ó Casaide, a Donegal footballing hero, and teacher. Loretta Ní Churraighín from Gleann Cholm Cille, spoke about her work as an executive with Oireachtas na Gaeilge, while Caitlín Uí Chlochláin discussed her career to date, and her role as an Irish language coordinator with Donegal County Council.
RTÉ and TG4 journalist, Caoimhe Ní Chonchoille spoke of the many opportunities which the Irish language has afforded her, and said that she would not have carved out the same career path without Irish. Caoimhe spoke to the 400 students about her time at NUI Galway, where she completed an Arts degree in English and Irish, as well as a masters degree in Modern Irish. Caoimhe also completed a postgraduate diploma in Media Studies, with Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge.
As part of the seminar, questions from the students were welcomed, which gave rise to lively debate about 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 were on hand with exhibition stands, to inform students of the various Irish language courses available to them after they leave school.
In November, An Chomhdháil will host Buntáiste Breise na Gaeilge seminars in Tullamore, and Dublin. To register your school for either of the upcoming events, please contact Brígíd on 01 679 4780.
Check out our video of Buntáiste Breise na Gaeilge in Letterkenny on Youtube here.
Mr Henry McGarvey, Managing Director of Pramerica, will be a recipient of one of the Irish Echo Golden Bridge Awards for 2010, which promotes Irish-American Partnership. This award is in recognition of the substantial contribution made by Pramerica to the economy of Donegal and the North West since establishing in Letterkenny in 2000.
Also among the Honorees will be Rep Charles Murphy Chair Of The Ways and Means Committee in the Massachusetts State House and former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn.
If you would like to attend the Irish Echo Golden Bridge Awards or would like some further information on the awards, please contact Ms Madeline O'Boyle by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +1 212-482-4818
Roisin McBride Strategic Policy Unit
Donegal County Council
Tel: +353 74 9172562
Fax: +353 74 9142130
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
A chance to have Haggis with your grits in October.
Stone Mountain Park, Georgia
Established 38 years ago, the Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival is one of the oldest international festivals to take place in the Metro Atlanta area. It is very popular in the community and routinely draws participants from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom (including Scotland, Ireland and England), Australia, and other parts of the world.
Stone Mountain Highland Games is an all-volunteer organization created to preserve and foster Georgia's Scottish heritage and ties within our local community. Sponsored by Stone Mountain Highland Games, inc, a nonprofit Georgia corporation, all proceeds from the annual festival events are used to benefit worthwhile Scottish related activities and organizations within the Atlanta region. For further details contact: Stone Mountain Highland Games.
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