Bliain na Gaeilge 2018

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During Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 the Irish language will be celebrated through action on five themes: the revival of the language over the last 125 years; the creativity of the language; the vibrancy of the language; the participation of the community; and the value of our Gaeltachtaí.

Following on from the success of the Ireland 2016: Centenary Programme, An Teanga Bheo, and in view of the fact that 2018 marks the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the language revival movement by Conradh na Gaeilge, Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 is seen now as a timely initiative to celebrate the Irish language, both nationally and internationally.

A year-long programme of creative, artistic and community activities and events has been planned to celebrate the Irish language and to encourage increased participation in the language. The programme, with President Michael D. Higgins as Patron, will recognise and reflect on the achievements of the past, but will also focus on the vibrancy of the language to increase its usage, positive image and visibility

Creative, artistic and community events have been organised around the world in 2018. Further events will be added to the programme during the year, and some key projects will continue after 2018.

Bliain na Gaeilge will celebrate the vibrancy of the language and increase the usage, positive image, visibility, shared ownership and normalisation of the Irish language in the community. It will encourage strong participation from the community in the year and acknowledge ongoing work to promote the Irish language.

It will also recognise the unique value of our Gaeltachts to national life, raise the profile and pride of their communities, and take on the unique challenges they face today to ensure their survival and renewal.

To find out more and for a full list of events and activities, visit the Pobal Eolas Ilmheáin Gaeilge website HERE

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