Newsletter #15: January/February 2012


You’re very welcome to Gaelchultúr’s first newsletter of 2012. We hope you enjoy it!


Gaelchultúr’s spring evening classes launched by Sibéal Davitt

Well-known sean-nós dancer and television personality Sibéal Davitt recently launched Gaelchultúr’s spring programme of evening classes and she also participated in a short promotional video about the classes.

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Temple Bar TradFest: Music and moves

Shake off the winter blues by learning a few sean-nós dance steps and a séan-nós song or two during Temple Bar TradFest 2012.

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Gaelchultúr's intensive course still in great demand

Gaelchultúr’s preparatory course in written Irish has been a great success since it was first offered in the summer of 2010. And because the material used in the programme is available online, Irish speakers from all corners of the globe have an opportunity to take the course.

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Deal of the month on
Mac Rí Éireann for €9.95
(RRP: €17.95)

We’ve chosen a beautifully illustrated book, Mac Rí Éireann by Caitríona Hastings and Andrew Whitson, as the deal of the month on

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The latest news from

Michelle Ryan, administrator of, recently interviewed renowned writer Máire Mhac an tSaoi, author of the January book of the month on

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Irish language events: The Merriman Winter School

The Merriman Winter School 2012, which takes place in Westport, County Mayo between 27 and 29 January, is sure to provide an inspiring and fun-filled weekend for all those who attend the event.

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Survey on services through Irish from public bodies

A review of the Official Languages Act was initiated recently, and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has designed a survey allowing the public to express their opinions on the Act and on State services through Irish.

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Any one of Gaelchultúr’s publications, as well as a three-month subscription to the e-learning course of the same name, are being offered as a prize to readers of Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir this month.

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Winners of the December competition

Congratulations to the winners of the December competition who’ve won €1,500 worth of Irish language night classes, e-learning courses and language resources!

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Link of the month

The site features short videos based on various poems which appeared on the Leaving Certificate Irish syllabus in recent years.

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Technology tip of the month

The Collins Pocket English–Irish–English Dictionary is one of the most useful Irish language apps on the market.

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Important dates

A list of important dates relating to events being run by Gaelchultúr and by other organisations.

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