Liofa 2015 Irish Course attracts 30 participants

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Inspired by Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín’s ‘Liofa 2015’ initiative, members of Belfast and South Armagh Sinn Féin came together to host a two day intensive Irish Course in the Ti Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbane.

Sinn Féin activists from Belfast and South Armagh who recently participated in a ‘Liofa 2015’ Irish Course in Ti Chulainn, Mullaghbane

Local Assembly Member, Megan Fearon, attended the course which was a mixture of intensive language classes, singing, music and culture.

Speaking to Newry Times, Megan said,

“This was a brilliant course and I’m delighted that I took part. When I first heard about Liofa 2015 I was reluctant to sign up as I didn’t want to commit to something and not see it through but this weekend has shown me that, with a little effort, there is no reason why everybody can’t take steps towards fluency in Irish.”

The course, which took place on 24th and 25th August, saw 30 people travel from various parts of Ireland to stay in Ti Chulainn. Many had never visited South Armagh before and took the opportunity to see some of the sights of the area.”

Course organiser Peter Lynch enthused,

“The facilities in Ti Chulainn are second to none and we were really well looked after throughout our stay. While we were in Ti Chulainn the local Ceoltas group were holding a festival and it really added to the atmosphere of our diancursa to have traditional music in the background.”

He added, “I hope to bring another group to South Armagh in the near future as its such a peaceful and beautiful area.”

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