Irish Language week announced as part of St Patrick’s festivities

Declan McAteer Posted by
Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Bagenal's Castle will host several events

Apart from the usual activities organised by Newry and Mourne District Council as part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, the Irish Language Unit will be providing a number free bilingual events for those interested in Irish language and culture during Seachtain na Gaeilge: Irish Language Week.

5 March at 8 pm, Bagenal’s Castle

A multimedia presentation by Louise McCreesh, Producer & Presenter with BBC Radio Ulster’s Irish Language Department: ‘The BBC and the Irish Language’

6 March at 8 pm,The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre

Placenames Project with Reámonn Ó Ciaráin, Gael Linn: Part 2 ‘The Gaelic Landscape’

9 March at 8 pm, Bagenal’s Castle

A multimedia presentation by Ciarán Dunbar, editor of Gaelscéal: ‘The Irish Language in Oriel’

12 March at 8 pm, Bagenal’s Castle

Joyce Gibson, Language activist and member of the Ultach Trust: ‘It all started with a song’

15 March at 8 pm, Bagenal’s Castle

Bilingual poetry reading with Pól Ó Muirí, Irish language editor of The Irish Times: ‘Ó Muirí, Murray, meaning ‘mariner’

Further information: 028 3031 3258, or

If you would like to find out about other events with an Irish language theme in Newry and Mourne and throughout Ireland as well as in Europe or even in the USA you should visit the website

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