Oifig na Gaeilge

Cork County Council 's Irish Language Office is working to implement the provisions of the Official Languages Act and the commitments made in our language scheme, and to make the Irish language more central and visible in the council and in the county in general.
Cork County Council 's Irish Language Officer, Aileen Loughrey, is a member of Cork County Council' s Culture Team and the Arts, Culture & Languages Strategic Policy Committee.

You can contact the Irish Officer using the following contact details:


Oifig na Gaeilge

Floor 14, County Hall

Carrigrohane Road

Cork, Ireland

Eircode: T12 R2NC

Tel: (021) 4285818

Email:gaeilge@corkcoco.ie or aileen.loughrey@corkcoco.ie 

 


 

Events for Seachtain na Gaeilge 

Thursday 05/03/2020 :

10.30-11.30 - Millstreet Library - Stories by Storyteller Paddy Ó Brien, a wonderful storyteller whose tales are suitable for ages 3 to 103. This event is free and all are welcome

12.30-1.30 - Mallow Library - Stories by Storyteller Paddy Ó Brien, a wonderful storyteller whose tales are suitable for ages 3 to 103. This event is free and all are welcome

1.30-1.50 - County Hall -  Council Chambers, Floor 2 - Film Screening - “YU MING IS AINM DOM”. Duration 13 minutes. This event is free and all are welcome Postponed due to technical difficulties

 

Friday 06/03/2020

10.00-11.00 - Library Headquarters - Stories by Storyteller Pádraig ó Brien, a wonderful storyteller whose tales are suitable for ages 3 to 103. This event is free and all are welcome

11.00 - Baile Bhuirne Library - Singing session with Seán Ó Muineacháin and  Seosamh Ó Críodáin- Songs, Verse,, Lúibiní, Agallaimh Bheirte etc. All are Welcome. This event is Free.

12.00-1.00 - Fermoy Library - Stories by Storyteller Pádraig ó Brien, a wonderful storyteller whose tales are suitable for ages 3 to 103. This event is free and all are welcome

12.45 - The Foyer, County Hall, Cork - Excellent music from the talented students of St. Catherine N.S. This group of students have won many awards for their skill in musicianship including winning first place in recent days at Feis Maitiú

4.00pm- Mitchelstown Library - Conversational Irish Group. Free Event. All are Welcome. This event occurs every second Friday. 

 

Tuesday - 10/03/2020

1.30 - Council Chambers, Floor 2, County Hall - Short Film Screening - To be Announced. This event is Free & all are welcome

 

Wednesday - 11/03/2020

11.00 - Millstreet Library - "Comhrá as Gaeilge"- Conversational Irish Group. Free Event. All are Welcome. This event occurs every Wednesday.

12.00- Bantry Library - Conversational Irish Group. Free Event. All are Welcome. This event occurs every Wednesday.

1.30 - Council Chambers, Floor 2, County Hall - Short Film Screening - To be Announced. This event is Free & all are welcome

 

Thursday 12/03/2020

11.30 - Macroom Library - Singing session with Seán Ó Muineacháin and  Seosamh Ó Críodáin- Songs, Verse,, Lúibiní, Agallaimh Bheirte etc. All are Welcome. This Event is Free

1.30 - Council Chambers, Floor 2, County Hall - Short Film Screening - To be Announced. This event is Free & all are welcome

 

Friday 13/03/2020

1.30 - Council Chambers, Floor 2, County Hall - Short Film Screening - To be Announced. This event is Free & all are welcome

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 (28/04/2020)

Community Call - Advice and contact information

See attached booklet below, from Government & HSE. This booklet provides advice on COVID19 as well as local contact details for the various counties.
Our FREEPHONE number during this pandemic is 1800 805 819.

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Tuesday 17/03/2020

St. Patrick's Day 2020- Final Day of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020

happy St. Patrick's Day to you all today. We know that this St Patrick's Day is like no other, but we can still enjoy it. Adhere to HSE guidance & stay at home if you can. Contact your family & friends by phone / email

As well as being St Patrick's day, today is the last day of Seachtain na Gaeilge, which we really enjoyed. Our thanks to everyone who supported us during the festival, the musicians, singers, storytellers, the public for coming to these events and SnaG themselves for the support

During Seachtain na Gaeilge we hope you got inspired to use your Irish more often in your life. Social media sites like Facebook & Twitter in particular are very lively & informal places to try out your Irish.

More than 3.5 Million tweets have been posted in Irish since the start of Twitter. That is a significant & exciting figure for the future of the language. 2 pages which is very handy, if you are trying to use your Irish, is @theirishfor & @eDIL_Dictionary, but there are many more.

Please do keep an eye out for all of the amazing talent out there from various Irish artists. There is a wealth of artists who work through the medium of Irish (or bilingually), so many singers & musicians, comedians, poets, podcasters, authors and artists. We are lucky.

There are also Raidió na Gaeltachta & TG4 which are great resources to listen to or watch to practice your Irish. Raidió na Gaeltachta do regular news bulletins from the different regions of Ireland in which you can hear the local news in your own dialect.  Many other radio stations are also available online through Irish. Irish is a lively language to be found among the people of the country. Talk to her and she will survive.

 

Thursday 05/03/2020

Today is World Book Day Ireland

World Book Day has been running for 23 years. The purpose of World Book Day is to promote books, and the enjoyment we get from reading them.

Libraries are a great resource for any Community and we are very proud of ours. The Cork County Library service as a network of 25 libraries and 4 mobile libraries. Library membership is free and open to all, which makes libraries a very useful way of accessing as many books as you want. You can take up to six books out at a time, and can reserve books online.

We have libraries all over the County with a wide selection of books. Indeed our libraries have many books in the Irish language, as well as online language courses. This, along with the many events organised in our libraries during Seachtain na Gaeilge makes libraries an ideal place to visit during Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Books are a great way to inform yourself, escape into a fictional world and expand the mind. World Book Day is certainly cause for celebration

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 01/03/2020 - 17/03/2020

Seachtain na Gaeilge is an annual event to promote and celebrate the Irish language.

It runs from the 1st of March until St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th of March every year.

Seachtain na Gaeilge was founded by Conradh na Gaeilge in 1903 and was relaunched in the 1970s in a newer & more rejuvenated form.

It is celebrated throughout the Country and indeed in some other Countries where Irish communities celebrate and partake. 

As with previous years Cork County Council will be taking part in Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020 and have organised events both in County Hall, and throughout the County.

Keep an eye out on our website and on our Social Media Accounts for events coming up throughout the County for SnaG2020

Events organised for Seachtain na Gaeilge can also be found on the Peig.ie website and more information in relation to Seachtain na Gaeilge can be found on the following sites :

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Conradh na Gaeilge

Contact Us

Communications office, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road T12R2NC