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Lá na Gaeilge 2016/Irish Day 2016

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19 October 2016

"Trinity and the Irish language" brochure for 2016-2017

Trinity's brochure on the Irish Language for the academic year 2016-2017 is now available to read here. It contains information on social and cultural events, An Cumann Gaelach, College bilingual services and more, as well as an overview of events held in the exceptional commemorative year 2016.

28 September 2016

Irish classes in Michaelmas Term 2016

***Every Trinity staff member and registered student will receive an email about the classes, the timetable and the registration process by Wednesday 28 September 2016 ***. Further information is available here.

26 September 2016

Dartry residency scheme application process now open

Applications are nowe open for places on Trinity's Dartry (Trinity Hall) Irish language student residency scheme. There are 12 places available for those entering Trinity College in the academic year 2016-2017. Priority will be given to applications received before 10th June. AN EXTENSION HAS NOW BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE FIRST YEAR MALES' APARTMENT TO 5 JULY 2016 The application form and further details are available (in Irish) here.

29 April 2016

Éigse na Tríonóide 2016: Trinity's Irish Festival in the Heart of the city

Trinity’s An Cumann Gaelach, in association with the Irish Language Office and the Students’ Union, is delighted to announce the programme of events for Éigse na Tríonóide 2016 . The Éigse is a week packed with vibrant and inspiring events which aim to celebrate the Irish language in the heart of Dublin city. This exciting festival runs from Monday 1st February to Friday 5th February inclusive, and features events for many areas of interest. Among the programme highlights this year, we will have Architectural and Art Tours; a Trinity Rainbow Celebration with Micheál Ó Conghaile agus David Norris; A Literary Evening to commemorate 1916; Fugitive na Gaeilge and a Mega DJ Night with Trinity FM! 

See here for our full programme. All of the events are free of charge, open to all, and do not require advance reservation.
Join us from the 1st February to celebrate our national language!

1 February 2016

"TCD and the Irish Language" brochure 2013-2014 now available

The annual brocure "TCD agus an Ghaeilge/ TCD and the Irish Language" 2013-2014 is now available from the Cumann Gaelach's Freshers' Week stand, in Seomra na Gaeilge, in the Enquiries Office, the Irish Language Ofice and can be read on-screen here

16 September 2013

Dartry residency scheme for first years 2013-2014- extension for applications to 7.6.2013

For students interesed in the first year students' Dartry (Trinity Hall) residency schemes (for students sitting the Leaving Cert examination or leaving school in summer 2013), please note that the application process is now open. Please see the Irish language page on Scéim Dhartraí for full details of application process & downloadable application form. http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/sceim-chonaithe/sceim-dhartrai/ Applications received on/before 7th June 2013 will be given priority.

31 May 2013

Prestigious awards scooped by Trinity College's Cumann Gaelach

For the second year in a row, Trinity College’s Cumann Gaelach has scooped the top award for best Irish language student society in the all-island competition run by Glór na nGael. The prize fund is €2,000, sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills.  The results were announced last Saturday night...... read more here....

22 April 2013

Dartry residency scheme for first years 2013-2014- applications now being accepted

For students interesed in the first year students' Dartry (Trinity Hall) residency schemes (for students sitting the Leaving Cert examination or leaving school in summer 2013), please note that the application process is now open. Please see the Irish language page on Scéim Dhartraí for full details of application process & downloadable application form. http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/sceim-chonaithe/sceim-dhartrai/

15 April 2013

**NOTICE** Dartry residency scheme for first years 2013-2014

For students interesed in the first year students' Dartry (Trinity Hall) residency schemes (for students sitting the Leaving Cert examination or leaving school in summer 2013), please note that we hope to open this competition around the 15th April 2013. Please keep a close eye on this website. The application form will be downloadable from this website.

11 April 2013

Application process now open for Campus and Dartry 2 residency schemes 2013-2014

For students interested in the on-campus and second year Dartry residency schemes, please note that this competition is now open. The application form is downloadable at http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/sceim-chonaithe/sceim-ar-champas/ Please note all accompanying information and advice (including application process and closing dates etc) is in the Irish language, which should be read carefully and in full by all applicants.

The application process for the 1st Years' Dartry (Trinity Hall) scheme (for those undertaking the Leaving Certificiate this year) will open around the beginning of April. Please keep a close eye on this website.

13 March 2013

Futher update on Campus and Dartry 2 residency schemes 2013-2014

For students interesed in the on-campus and second year Dartry residency schemes, please note that we hope to open this competition on Monday 11th March 2013. The application form will be downloadable from this website.

The application process for the 1st Years' Dartry (Trinity Hall) scheme (for those undertaking the Leaving Certificiate this year) will open around the beginning of April. Please keep a close eye on this website.

8 March 2013

Update on Campus and Dartry 2 residency schemes 2013-2014

For students interesed in the on-campus and second year Dartry residency schemes, please note that we hope to open this competition around the 8th March 2013. Please keep a close eye on this website. The application form will be downloadable from this website.

The application process for the 1st Years' Dartry (Trinity Hall) scheme (for those undertaking the Leaving Certificiate this year) will open around the beginning of April. Please keep a close eye on this website.

1 March 2013

Request for submiussions- preparation of Second Language Scheme by Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin proposes to draft a second Scheme in accordance with Section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003. The primary objective of the Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish. The current Language Scheme (2010-2012) is available at
http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/acht-na-dteangacha-oifigiula/sceim/

Trinity College Dublin now wishes to invite representations in relation to the preparation of a draft scheme from any interested parties. Ideally submissions, which will be made available on Trinity College’s website, should be forwarded electronically to gaeloifig@tcd.ie

Alternatively they may be posted to Scheme 2 Submissions, Irish Language Office, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Information in relation to the mandate and role of Trinity College Dublin and services provided by it to the public  is available on www.tcd.ie

The latest date for receipt of representations is 5pm on December 31st 2012.

Further information in relation to the Act is available on the website of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht www.ahg.gov.ie or by email request to diarmaid.omordha@ahg.gov.ie

9 November 2012

Seomra na Gaeilge launch and list of acknowledgements

List of Acknowledgements/Thanks and photographs from the launch of Seomra na Gaeilge- see here.

4 October 2012

Applications now being accepted for Dartry Residency Scheme (First Years) 2012-2013

Applications are now being accepted for the Dartry Student Residency scheme (Trinity Hall), for students who will be coming to Trinity College in 2012. 12 places are being offered for 1st year students in 2012-2013.

The application form is available here. Please print out the form.

Priority will be given to applications received in Oifig na Gaeilge, TCD by Thursday 31 May 2012. Send your application to "Scéim Chónaithe Dhartraí", Oifig na Gaeilge, An Téatar Thiar, Colaiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath 2.

Further information is available on the irish Language Office website at http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/en/sceim-chonaithe/sceim-dhartrai

17 April 2012

Information on Book of Kells exhibition in Irish

An information brochure on the Book of Kells exhibition is available at this link. Tours in Irish of the Book of Kells exhibition will also be facilitated, by prior arrangement.

3 February 2012

Library self-guide available in Irish

A self-guided tour Guide to the Library in Irish is now available, containing information on the layout of the Library and the collections to be found there. This Guide is available from the Admissions Desk in the Library, from the Department of Irish and from the Irish language Office. A PDF version may be downloaded here. ..

3 February 2012

Éigse na Trionóide 2012

Éigse 2012

An exciting week of events is in store in the city centre this year during Éigse na Tríonóide 2012, Trinity College's annual Irish language festival. The Éigse will take place next week (Monday January 30th to Friday February 3rd).The Éigse programme has now been announced. Amonst the many events are a Gaelic breakfast each morning in the Hist Room, a debate and public lecture, a tour of the historic campus, a knitting session through Irish, a careers information session "Gairmeacha le Gaeilge", a "colours" soccer match, a "Taster for Beginners" and two church services in Irish- as well as plenty more! The highlight of the week for students will be the Gig Mór featuring Aslan, in the Workman's Club on Thursday night. The Éigse Programme in full is available here- and there is something to suit all tastes! Enjoy!

27 January 2012

Gairmeacha le Gaeilge- careers information session for irish speakers in TCD- 1st February

Long Room Hub

Gairmeacha le Gaeilge- careers information session for all Irish speakers on campus

Wednesday, 1st February 2012 14.00 - 16.30
Hoey Theatre, Long Room Hub (new building beside Arts Bldg)

Programme:

14.00-15.00   Panel Discussion with Q&A - Careers with Irish Language
15.00-15.15  Coffee
15.15-15.45 Overview of postgraduate courses
15.45-16.30 Meet postgraduate providers at their stands

Careers Panel Focus:

  • Translation & Interpreting - Aislínn McCrory Aistritheoir in Aonad na Gaeilge, Coimisiún na hEorpa
  • Media & Culture - Tomaí Ó Conghaile, Eagarthóir, nós*
  • Irish Language Development/ Public Sector - Julian de Spáinn, Árd Rúnaí, Conradh na Gaeilge
  • Enterprise/ Private Sector - Dr. Gearóid Trimble, Pobal & Gnó, Foras na Gaeilge

Postgraduate Providers:

TCD; Acadamh, NUIG; Fiontar, DCU;

An iniative of the Department of Irish; Irish Language Office; Careers Advisory Service

27 January 2012

Saturday's programme- and the opportunity to follow events from the Symposium on Twitter

The Programme for Saturday's symposium on the Officlal Languages Act is now available here.

You can also follow the day's events on Twitter at #achtgTCD and your input will be welcome. TCD's Irish Language Office can be folowed on Twitter at @GaeloifigTCD.

If you are interested in attending on Saturday, please email sine@cnag.ie :

17 January 2012

Symposium on Official Languages Act 2003 in TCD- 21 January 2012

Long Room Hub, TCD

The School of Law and the Irish Language Office, Trinity College Dublin, in Association with the Four Courts branch of Conradh na Gaeilge (and with the support of Guth na Gaeltachta) are holding a Public Symposium on the Official Languages Act 2003 in Trinity College on Saturday, 21 January 2012.

“Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiula: Leasú Chun Feabhais”  (the Official Languages Act 2003: Increasing Its Effectiveness) will be the title of this symposium, which is being held in the context of the review recently announced by the Government of the operation of the legislation, and its effectiveness.

This symposium will be comprised of three separate elements:

  1. SESSION 1 (10.00-11:45 AM): a Review of the Implementation of this Legislation since 2003, with speeches from the Official Languages Commissioner, Seán Ó Cuirreáin in relation to the experience of his own office; from a representative of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; and a perspective from an Irish Language Officer in a public body, in relation to how the legislation operates internally in an public body.
  2. SESSION 2 (12.00-1:30 PM): Perspectives on the Effectiveness of the Legislation, with contributions from a legal practitioner (Dáithí MacCárthaigh BL) in relation to how the legislation operates in the legal system; from Julian deSpáinn, General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, on the views of Irish language organisations on the effectiveness of the legislation and their proposals for its improvement; and from Éamonn MacNiallais from the community campaigning group Guth na Gaeltachta on experience of how of the legislation serves language rights on the ground in the Gaeltachtaí, and the improvements which they feel are necessary.
  3. SESSION 3 (2.00-3:00 PM): Open Discussion Forum- Differing Perspectives on the Legislation in the context of the Review, with Irish language organisations and individuals. Emer Ní Chonaola, (TG4) will chair this discussion forum. Ms Ní Chonaola is the anchor news presenter on TG4. Originally from Spiddal, she is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway.

It is the objective of this symposium to compile a comprehensive Paper, based on the day's proceedings, on the range of issues which must be taken into consideration in the Governmental Review. This will be achieved through retaining a rapporteur, who will closely follow the proceedings of the day and will prepare the Paper, which will then be submitted to Government for consideration as part of its review process.

This event will be open to students, legal practitioners and the Irish language community, as well as representatives from Irish language organisations and others with an interest in the topic, and all viewpoints will be particularly welcome in the discussion forum.

Refreshments will be available. The day's proceedings will commence at 10.00am with a welcome from Professor Gerry Whyte of the School of Law, Trinity College, and a few words from Eithne Reid O’Doherty BL, chairperson of the Four Courts branch of Conradh na Gaeilge.

DETAILS OF SPEAKERS

Seán Ó Cuirreáin

Seán Ó Cuirreáin was appointed on 23 February 2004 as the first Official Languages Commissioner, under the Official Languages Act 2003. He was reappointed for a further six year term on 23 February, 2010. The role and powers of the Language Commissioner are set out in the Act, and he enjoys complete independence in his role as Commissioner.

Aonghus Dwane
Aonghus Dwane is Irish language officer in Trinity College, which introduced its Irish Language Scheme in 2010, and is also a solicitor, who worked on the DPP’s Irish Language Scheme during his time in that office.

Dáithí MacCárthaigh BL

Dáithí MacCárthaigh is a barrister. He is also coordinator of the Law and Irish programme at the King's Inns. He lives in the Rath Cairn Gaeltacht.

Julian de Spáinn
Julian de Spáinn is General Secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge since 2005, and before that was manager of Seachtain na Gaeilge Teo. He was President of the Union of Students in Ireland in 2000/01.

Éamonn MacNiallais

Éamonn Mac Niallais is the spokesperson for Guth na Gaeltachta (a non-party political campaigning group focussed on the Irish language and the Gaeltachtaí). He is also the Administrator of the Gweedore Centre of  Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge.

Further information is available from the following contact persons:

  • Aonghus Dwane, Irish Language Officer TCD. gaeloifig@tcd.ie Tel; +353 (0)1 896 3652, 087 6232841
  • Eithne O’Doherty BL, Four Courts Branch, Conradh na Gaeilge eodoherty@lawlibrary.ie, Tel 086 8 380 380
  • Síne Nic an Ailí, Feidhmeannach Forbartha & Oifige, Conradh na Gaeilge sine@cnag.ie, Teil  +353 (0)1 4757401, 087 6546673

Further information:

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There are over 510 undergraduate students and 170 postgraduate students in the School of Law, TCD. The school educates future leaders of the legal profession, the public service and society in general. The academic staff of the school are dedicated to scholarship, and have published many textbooks, casebooks and commentaries on various aspects of law, including constitutional law, administrative law, evidence, European Union law and human rights law among others.
The Irish Language Office, TCD is responsible for the promotion of the Irish language in Trinity College, among both students and staff. The office provides services and information to the college authorities and community in relation to the Official Languages Act. The office provides a translation service for staff, and is also responsible for administering the Irish language student residency schemes in College. www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig

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Craobh na gCeithre Cúirteanna (the Four Courts branch of Conradh na Gaeilge) has been involved with the cause of the Irish language for over a hundred years. Eoin Mac Néill wrote an historic letter from the Four Courts, dated the 12th June 1893, to a group of people seeking to ascertain interest in setting up a new organisation.  It was as a result of this letter that the Gaelic League/Conradh na Gaeilge was founded. At the present time, there are over 100 barristers with Irish in practising at the Law Library of the Four Courts. The first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course was begun on the 24 October 2011, entitled Work Opportunities for Practitioners in the First Years of Practice. It was decided after the seminar to commence a Free Legal Aid service in Irish, a service now available nationally in partnership with FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres). Practitioners with the Branch have taken a number of cases over the past 20 years to advance the language rights now enshrined in Section 8 of the Official Languages Act 2003. The Four Courts branch is committed to providing a legal service to those who prefer to conduct their business through Irish www.seirbhísdlí.ie

Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community
working to promote the language. There are over 200 branches of Conradh na
Gaeilge and since its foundation in 1893, members of the Conradh have been
actively promoting Irish in every aspect of life in Ireland and especially
its use in their own areas. Conraitheoirí are at the forefront of campaigns
to secure and strengthen the rights of the Irish language community. www.cnag.ie

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Guth na Gaeltachta is a non-political, cross-party campaign concerned with
the Irish language and the Gaeltacht. This community campaign was founded in the Gaeltacht to inform the public on the effect the proposed cuts for the
Irish language and the Gaeltacht would have and to oppose such cuts. This
campaign will focus wholly and completely on Irish language and Gaeltacht
issues only. www.guthnag.ie

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Aontas Phobal na Gaeilge (APG) is an alliance of Irish-language
organisations working to promote Irish across Ireland and the world through
more strategic language-planning. Aontas Phobal na Gaeilge consists of
Comhaltas Uladh, Comhluadar, Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael and Seachtain na Gaeilge, organisations dealing with different aspects of the promotion of Irish in the community that came together to form a working alliance that would ensure a better provision of services and more value for money.

9 January 2012

Freshers'Week 2011

Visit the stand of An Cumann Gaelach, TCD in Front Square during Freshers' Week: 19 - 23 September. Resgiter as a member and be part of the most vibrant student society in the country!

Freshers' Week programme available here:

16 September 2011

Library tours in Irish Tuesday 20th September 2011

LIBRARY TOUR IN IRISH

Berkeley Library
Tuesday 20 September
12:00, 15:00 and 16:00

All welcome at any of these times.
The tour will commence in the Front Hall of the Berkeley Library.

16 September 2011

Applications now being accepted for Dartry Residency Scheme (First Years) 2011-2012

Applications are now being accepted for the Dartry Student Residency scheme (Trinity Hall), for students who will be coming to Trinity College in 2011. 12 places are being offered for 1st year students in 2011-2012.

The application form is available here. Please print out the form.

Priority will be given to applications received in Oifig na Gaeilge, TCD by Tuesday 31 May 2011. Send your application to "Scéim Chónaithe Dhartraí", Oifig na Gaeilge, An Téatar Thiar, Colaiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath 2.

Further information is available on the irish Language Office website at http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/en/sceim-chonaithe/sceim-dhartrai

19 April 2011

Applications now open for Irish Campus Residency Scheme 2011-2012 and Dartry (2nd year) Residency Scheme 2011-2012

  1. Campus Residency Scheme (16 places) -open to continuing students (2nd -4th year in 2011-2012)
  2. Dartry Scheme for Second Year Students (6 places)- open to students who will be in 2nd year in 2011-2012

THE SCHEMES
Scéim 1 is located on campus in the city.
Sceim 2 is located in Trinity Hall, Dartry, Dublin 6.
Information on schemes: http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/sceim-chonaithe/

APPLICATIONS
Application Form (for both schemes) available here or at http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/assets/foilseachain/iarrataischampais11.doc
Closing date): Monday 4 April 2011 5pm.

Post the form in the internal mail or call in with same to the Enquiries Office (do NOT call to the irish Language Office with it***)
A shortlist will be devised later and interviews held in April...

29 March 2011

Glór na mBan: Women's Voices in the Gaelic Tradition

As part of International Women’s Week and Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations in 2011, a unique cultural event is being organised in Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday the 9th March at 6.00pm.

Glór na mBan: Women’s Voices in the Gaelic tradition” will link poetry and song, in a special fireside performance in the Dining Hall.
The poet Celia de Fréine will read from her work in both Irish and English, while the sisters Naisrín and Zarah Elsafty will showcase songs from the sean-nós tradition. They will sing songs reflecting both their Irish and Arabic heritages.

It is necessary to book your place for this event (which is free of charge), by sending an email to sourkel@tcd.ie
This event is being organised as part of a series of events to mark International Women’s Week in Trinity College Dublin.
Join us by the fireside in Dining Hall for what promises to be a very special cultural occasion.

Organiser: Equality Office and Irish Language Office, TCD
Further information:: www.tcd.ie/equality agus www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig
Contact: 087 9942315

3 March 2011

Applications now open for Irish Campus Residency Scheme 2011-2012 and Dartry (2nd year) Residency Scheme 2011-2012

  1. Campus Residency Scheme (16 places) -open to continuing students (2nd -4th year in 2011-2012)
  2. Dartry Scheme for Second Year Students (6 places)- open to students who will be in 2nd year in 2011-2012

THE SCHEMES
Scéim 1 is located on campus in the city.
Sceim 2 is located in Trinity Hall, Dartry, Dublin 6.
Information on schemes: http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/sceim-chonaithe/

APPLICATIONS
Application Form (for both schemes) available here or at http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/assets/foilseachain/iarrataischampais11.doc
Closing date): Wednesday 30 March 5pm.

Post the form in the internal mail or call in with same to the Enquiries Office (do NOT call to the irish Language Office with it***)
A shortlist will be devised later and interviews held in April...

3 March 2011

Vibrant Programme announced for Éigse na Tríonóide, TCD (Trinity’s Irish Language Festival)

Éigse 2011

A varied and exciting programme is planned for Éigse na Tríonóide 2011 (Monday 31 January-Friday 4th February). Among events planned is a launch with TG4 star Máirtín Tom Sheáinín, a Choral Mass, a Debate with the Phil and an “Open Mike”.


Wednesday’s programme features a Coffee Morning in the Buttery and a Learners’ Day (with an Open Session for Beginners in the Edmund Burke Theatre).

On Thursday you can take an historical tour of the campus, enjoy Evensong as Gaeilge and attend the Gig Mór in the Village. The GAA and Irish language icon Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will be in TCD on Friday to commentate on a Gaelic football match between TCD and UCD at 2pm.

Further information about the Éigse is available here.

The Éigse Programme of Events is available here.

27 January 2011

Interview with Tomaí Ó Conghaile, TCD graduate

The current edition of the TCD alumni magazine "trinity Today" contains an interview with TCD graduate, founder of nós* and popular journalist Tomaí Ó Conghaile. It can be read here in English. The original irish version is here.

9 November 2010

Interview with Tomaí Ó Conghaile, TCD graduate

The current edition of the TCD alumni magazine "trinity Today" contains an interview with TCD graduate, founder of nós* and popular journalist Tomaí Ó Conghaile. It can be read here in English. The original irish version is here.

9 November 2010

An Chéadaoin san Bhutrach- Wednesday in the Buttery: coffee and Irish

Come to the Buttery café, TCD, for craic and chat as Gaeilge, Wednesdays 10.00-11.30am- all welcome: students, staff and the Irish language community.

6 October 2010

Registration for TCD Irish Classes 2010-2011

Registration sessions will be held for TCD's irish language classes for staff and students on Wednesday 6th October (2.30-5.00pm) and Thursday 7th October (9.30am-12pm) in the Atrium. Four levels are offered: A1, A2, B1 and B2. Spaces will be allocated on the basis of a draw. Further information is available here .

6 October 2010

Places for 2nd year students on Dartry Residency Scheme 2010-2011

6 places are now being offered to second year students on the Dartry Irish language residency scheme for students in Trinity Hall- students who will be in second year in 2010-2011.

The application form is here- please print out and return by Wednesday 7th July, if you will be in second year in 2010-2011.

The application form is available here. Please print out the form and post to Oifig na Gaeilge, TCD. Send your application to "Scéim Chónaithe Dhartraí", Oifig na Gaeilge, An Téatar Thiar, Colaiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath 2.

Further information is available on the irish Language Office website at http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/en/sceim-chonaithe/sceim-dhartrai

15 June 2010

Applications now being accepted for Dartry Residency Scheme 2010-2011

Applications are now being accepted for the Dartry Student Residency scheme (Trinity Hall), for students who will be coming to Trinity College in 2010. 12 places are being offered for 1st year students in 2010-2011.

The application form is available here. Please print out the form.

Priority will be given to applications received in Oifig na Gaeilge, TCD by Monday 14 June 2010. Send your application to "Scéim Chónaithe Dhartraí", Oifig na Gaeilge, An Téatar Thiar, Colaiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath 2.

Further information is available on the irish Language Office website at http://www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig/en/sceim-chonaithe/sceim-dhartrai

13 May 2010

Application process for Dartry (Trinity Hall) residency scheme (for 1st year students in 2010) to open shortly

The application process for the Dartry (Trinity Hall) residency scheme for incoming first year students to Trinity College in 2010 will open shortly. Keep an eye on this webpage for further details.

20 April 2010

On-campus residency scheme- applications for 2010-2011 now being accepted

Applications are currently being accepted for the on-campus student residency scheme for irish speakers, for the academic year 2010-2011. Full details are available on the Irish language version of this site by clicking here

The application form may be found here.

25 March 2010

Exciting week promised for Éigse na Tríonóide

Aslan- Louis dePaor- Rith 2010- the “Irish Ball”- students making the shape of a giant Gaelic Heart in Front Square!!

These are some of the highlights planned for Éigse na Tríonóide 2010 (Trinity’s annual Irish language festival) which runs from the 8-12 March in the heart of the capital city.

Publising the Éigse

The programme commences lunchtime Monday with the launch of the lively Cumann Gaelach journal “Tuathal”. A large group of students will gather in Front Square at 3.00pm, attired in red t-shirts to form the shape of a Gaelic Heart, in the presence of GAA star James "Cha" Fitzpatrick.

On Tuesday, a Choral Mass will be celebrated in Irish, a bilingual Art Tour will be held on campus and a Céilí Mór takes place in the evening in Trinity Hall, Dartry, where a student residency scheme is located.

On Wednesday, the recent debating workshop sessions will culminate in the Debating Workshops Final. The well-known TG4 personality Máirtín Tom Sheáinín, will join us for the presentations of the Fáinne,  followed by music and a glass of wine. At 6.30pm, links between Ireland and Scotland will be celebrated in the Public Theatre with a concert featuring poetry and music from Louis dePaor, Ronán Browne and Griogair Labhruidh.  

Renowned group Aslan, along with The Hounds of Culann, will play at Gig Mór na Mac Léinn in The Village (Wexford Street) at 9pm, and a large and vibrant crowd is expected at this event.

On Thursday, Choral Evensong (Urnaí na Nóna) will be sung in Irish in the College Chapel. Later, TCD students will take part in Rith 2010 in the city centre, clad in formal dress wear for  Ball na Gaeilge (the main event of the week) to be held in the Russell Court Hotel at 9.30pm. There will be plenty to eat and to drink, and “oíche go maidin” (a night until morning) is expected!

A Campus Tour in Irish will take place at 2pm on Friday. The Éigse programme will be drawn to an appropriate close with ceol agus craic in the College’s “Pav” bar at 3pm, as the events of the week are good-humouredly dissected!

Click here for full Éigse na Tríonóide programme

Join us then in our celebration of the Irish language in the heart of the city- all are most welcome to the various events. Information on the timetable and venues for the Éigse will be available on the website of An Cumann Gaelach at www.cumann.ie and on the Irish Language Office website at www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Trinity Colleges’ Cumann Gaelach is the most vibrtant student Irish society in the country, wioh  more than 900 students registered as members.  It was founded in 1906.
The Cumann organises a Conversation Circle and Student Night each Tuesday in addition to regular social events in Irish and a debating competition.

 The Irish Language Office organises classes and events for staff in Trinity and works to comply with the Official Languages Act. It also administers the residency schemes and supports the Cumann Gaelach.

CONTACTS

An Cumann Gaelach
Reachtaire: Marie Ní Bhraonáin   PRO: Róisín Nic Fhearghusa
Email: coiste@cumann.ie   
Mobile: 087 7431664 agus
085 7178597
www.cumann.ie

TCD Irish Language Officer

Aonghus Dwane

Email: gaeloifig@tcd.ie

Mobile: 087 6232841

www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig

1 March 2010

TCD On-Campus Student Residency Scheme: applications for 2010-2011 will open shortly

Applications for Trinity's on-campus Scéim Chónaithe 2010-2011 will open shortly, and the closing date is likely to be fixed for the end of March/early April. Keep an eye on this site for further details.

25 February 2010

TCD Irish Language Scheme officially launched by Minister Ó Cuív

The Provost, John Hegarty, minister Éamon Ó Cuív, irish language Officer Aonghus dwane and Michael Gleeson, Director of strategic Initiatives

The  Minister for Rural, Community and Gaeltacht affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív TD,  officially launched  Trinity College Dublin's first Irish Language Scheme under the Official Languages Act  on  February 10th last.

This scheme sets out a range of areas in which Trinity College is committed to improving bilingual services to staff, students and the wider public. They include staff training and recruitment,  bilingual customer services, College  websites and bilingual publications, media and  information technology as well as the promotion of Irish as a living language on campus and in society in general. Trinity’s Irish Language Student Residency Scheme where groups of Irish speaking students live in student accommodation will be further developed. Engagement with Irish language organisations, alumni and wider society in the Irish language will also be  strengthened.

Trinity Provost, Dr John Hegarty, welcomed the three-year scheme stating that: “Trinity is committed to the promotion of the Irish language throughout the College.  As a university we have a long tradition of association with the language. Ireland’s first president and  Irish scholar, Douglas Hyde as well as  the renowned academic and writer,   Máirtín Ó Cadhain,  were  linked to the College. In all aspects of College life,  the language has been enshrined and the College’s Irish Language Scheme will build on these  existing strong foundations.”

“The Irish Language Scheme 2010-2012 will support and complement the existing work of Trinity’s Irish language office, in the academic sphere,  Irish and the Celtic languages, as well as student activities such as its  Irish language society, an Cumann Gaelach among others.”

The Irish language officer, Aonghus Dwane, added: “Trinity College's first Irish Language Scheme is the fruit of wide consultation in the College community and the cooperation and advice of Coiste na Gaeilge and the Official Languages Act Working Group. It demonstrates Trinity's commitment to our national language having a central role in Irish life.”

For further information: click here.

25 February 2010

Irish classes recommence week beginning 25th January 2010

The Irish language classe4s being run by Gael Linn in Trinity College will recommence on the week beginning 25th January 2010.

In addition, Conversation Classes (for those with a resonable command of the language) will be held each Thursday as follows:

Students- 12.00pm Room 3027 Arts Building.

Staff: 1.00pm Room 3027 Arts Building.

11 January 2010

TCD Irish Language Office on Facebook

TCD's irish Language Office ("TCD Oifig na Gaeilge") is now on Facebook- become a friend and be in the know!

11 January 2010

Gairmeacha le Gaeilge- Your Career with Irish

Information Session for all students interested in pursuing a career in the Irish languiage. To be held in the Atrium on Wednesday 4th November, 2.00-4.00pm.

A panel of gurest speakers from different sectors will speak about their experience.

There will also be information stands relating to the different secots of employment at this event. Refreshments will also be served. Admission free of charge.

2 November 2009

Update on Dartry Residency Scheme 2009-2010

If you have applied for a place on the Dartry Student Residency Scheme 2009-2010, we will be contacting you early next week (Monday or Tuesday 6-7 July 2009) with the interview dates.

Candidates will be interviewed here in Dublin. It is expected that the interviews will be held in the final two weeksof July. A choice of 2 dates will be offered.

If you have not yet applied, you can still do so up to the 17th July next. Email us at gaeloifig@tcd.ie or telephone 01 896 3652 for an application form..

2 July 2009

TCD staff outing to Gaeltacht Rath Cairn on Saturday 6th June

TCD staff members will be visting the Rath Cairn Gaeltacht in Co Meath on Saturday 6th june 2009. An interesting and enjoyable programme of events has been organised in association with Comharchumann Rath Cairn.The cost for the day is €40 (including lunch). For further details please contact the Irish Language Officer.

27 May 2009

Bilingual Career Guidebook Promoting Irish in the Workplace Launched

A bilingual guide highlighting the range of career opportunities available to Irish speakers was launched to an audience of third level career advisors and graduate employees at the Graduate Recruiters Conference on April 29th last.  The publication, Do Ghairm le Gaeilge / Your Career with Irish, is the result of an inter-university editorial committee which included Orlaith Tunney, careers advisor in TCD, and was financially supported by the Higher Education Authority and the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. 

Do Ghairm le Gaeilge / Your Career with Irish provides an overview of the various sectors in which fluency in Irish would be an advantage, and in some cases a distinct requirement.  A result of the Official Languages Act (2003) has seen greater opportunities available for Irish speakers in sectors such the media, arts and heritage, public and private sector employment as well as teaching and translation.  The bilingual guide provides students and graduates with well researched information, case studies, web resources and hints and tips for incorporating Irish into their career.

Irish became an official working language of the EU in 2005 and is one of the minority languages being promoted by the European Parliament.  More than 600 public sector bodies are covered by the Official Languages Act (2003), including third level educational institutions, local authorities and other semi-state bodies, all of whom are obliged to provide certain services through the medium of Irish.  An increase in the number of private sector organisations targeting the Irish language market has also been noted.  Companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and Accenture have also developed Irish language practices in order to gain a competitive advantage.  

The publication of Do Ghairm le Gaeilge / Your Career with Irish is a direct response to the increasing importance of Irish in the workplace.  Launching the guide, Deputy Chief Executive of TG4 Pádhraic Ó Ciardha said: “The Irish language television production sector reflects the wide variety of jobs available for Irish speaking graduates – not only as presenters and scriptwriters, but also as project managers, translators, camera staff, editors and graphic designers”.  An electronic copy of the guide is available from www.gradireland.com/languages

27 Mayl 2009

Applications now being accepted for Dartry Irish Residency Scheme 2009-2010

Applications are now being accepted for the Dartry Irish language student residency scheme from students coming to Trinity College as first year students in the academic year 2009-2010. The accommodation is located at Trinity Hall, Dartry, Dublin 6. 12 places are being offered. Further information is available here.

22 April 2009

Scottish Gaelic poets visit College- 23rd April

An Chuairt- the Visit

The visit of the Scottish gaelic poets to ireland, organised by Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, takes place between 20-25 April this year. The Poets will visit Gweedore and Tory Island and the visit will conclude in Dublin, with two evenings of music and poetry. After much "craic" in the company of the King of tory, Patsy Dan Mac Ruaidhrí and the people of Tory in the island's social club on Wednesaday 22nd, the group will travel to Dublin for the second part of the visit. The Dublin leg of the festival will commence in the beautiful setting of the Trinity College Chapel on Thursday 23rd April.

Visiting this year from Scotland will be the poets Aonghas MacNeacail and Daibhidh Màrtainn, and accompanying them will be the singer Sìneag Nic an t-Saoir anjd the musician Colla MacDhòmhnaill.

The well-known Irish poets Celia de Fréine and Aifric Mac Aodha will be present to meet with the visitors and read from some of their own work.

The event in the TCD Chapel is being organised by the Comhdháil in association with Oifig na Gaeilge and with the kind permission of the Chapel Committee. it will commence at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd april and admission is free of charge.

3 April 2009

Lisa Ní Shuairc wins journalism award

Congratulations to lisa Ní Shuairc, a student of English Literature and Irish in TCD, on winning the Journalism in Irish Award last night at the Student Media Awards in the Mansion House. Lisa is vice-Auditor of the Cumann Gaelach in College and irish language editor of the Students' Union paper The Record. Lisa is involved with the Aisteoirí Bulfin irish language drama group.

Trinity News won the award for student newspaper of the year, and the award for "Editor of the Year" was won by its editor Martin McKenna, eagarthóir an nuachtáin, ag an searmanas céanna.

3 Aibreán 2009

TCD asked to prepare Irish Language Scheme

TCD has been requested by the Minister for Gaeltacht, Rural and Community Affairs to prepare a "Language Scheme" under the Official Languages Act. The aim of a Scheme is to increase the level of services provided by a public body in the Irish language over a three year period. Submissions from the public in relation to the TCD Scheme are most welcome. Further information is available here.

27 March 2009

Applications now being accepted for On-Campus Irish Residency Scheme 2009-2010

Applications are now being accepted from continuing students for the Irish language Student Residency Scheme 2009-2010. The accommodation is located on-campus. 12 places are being offered. Further information is available here.

16 February 2009

"Foinse" on sale at discount in Students' Union Shop

Foinse, the weekly Irish language newspaper, is now on sale at a specially discounted price of 80c per copy in the Students' Union Shop on Front Square in College. This is the cheapest price available for this publication in the city centre.

3 February 2009

Éigse na Tríonóide- Trinity's Irish Language Festival

Éigse na Tríonóide

Plenty of Irish will be heard spoken around the campus of Trinity College Dublin between the 26th and 30th January, when the College’s annual Irish language festival “Éigse na Tríonóide” takes place. Trinity’s Cumann Gaelach has unveiled a diverse programme of events-  sport, concerts, tours, workshops, music, song and craic. There is something for everybody in this festival in the heart of Dublin city.

An energetic start will be made to events on Monday with “An Poc ar Buile”, as students do their level best not to fall off the electronic “goat”! There will be a chance to find out about TCD’s Irish language student residency scheme- Trinity’s own “mini-Gaeltacht” in which a group of students live in apartments and Irish is the daily language of communication. The Éigse will be formally launched on Tuesday night with a reception in the Atrium.  

On Wednesday interviews for the Fáinne will be held, and in the afternoon the Cumann Gaelach will challenege the GAA in a Gaelic football match.
On Thursday evening the “Phil” (Philosophical Society) will host a debate on Irish in the education system (with guest speakers) and the Éigse’s Big Night Out wil be held at the Village, Camden Street from 9pm onwards, featuring a Céilí, the Hounds of Cullen and JP “on the decks”.


This year, for the first time, the Cumann Gaelach will be working with Trinity’s Irish Language Office to provide some events which will bring staff and students together to celebrate the language.

The Language Commissioner’s Office will provide two information sessions on Tuesday 27th January, one for staff at midday and a general information session   in the Davis Lecture theatre (Arts Building)  at 2.00pm. These sessions will outline the rights of the public under the Official Languages Act 2003 and the duties on public bodies.
On Wednesday, staff and students will link up to enjoy “Béal Tuinne”, a special evening of song and music composed by Shaun Davey based on the poetry of Caoimhín Ó Cinnéide. This event is generously supported by alumni and friends of Trinity College through the Trinity Foundation.

In addition to many enjoyable social events, the spirit will also be catered for! Choral Evensong in Irish will be held at 5.15pm on Thursday in the College Chapel, and Mass in Irish will be celebrated at lunchtime on the Friday.

After the Mass on Friday, the Cumann Gaelach is organising a Guided Tour as Gaeilge of the historic campus.

It is clear therefore that “an Ghaeilge” will be highly visible (and audible) on the campus of Trinity during Éigse na Tríonóide. A timetable and further information on events is available on the Cumann Gaelach’s website at www.cumann.ie and also on www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
TCD’s Cumann Gaelach is the livelist student Irish society in the country with over 800 students registered as members. It was founded over 100 years ago. It The Cumann organises a Conversation Circle and Student Night each Tuesday in addition to regular social events in Irish and a debating competition.

The Irish Language Office organises classes and events for staff in Trinity and works to comply with the Official Languages Act. It also adminsters the residency schemes and supports the Cumann Gaelach.

CONTACTS
An Cumann Gaelach
Auditor: Tara Ní Dhuinn
Email: coiste@cumann.ie
Telephone: 086 8930748 agus 0857243919
www.cumann.ie

TCD Irish Language Officer
Aonghus Dwane
Email gaeloifig@tcd.ie
Telephone: 01 8963652/087 6232841
www.tcd.ie/gaeloifig

21 January 2009

Two plays by JM Synge: "Glór na Gaeltachta"17-22nd November

JM Synge

"Glór na Gaeltachta", two plays by the renowned Irish playwright J.M Synge will be staged each day this week Monday-Saturday 17th-22nd November.

The two plays, “Riders to the Sea” and “In the Shadow of the Glen”,were translated into Irish by Tomás Ó Flaithearta. They are being staged by Trinity College's Cumann Gaelach (www.cumann.ie).

They will be taking place at 6.00om in the Players Theatre in College. Tickets: €3.50  Information: 087 2051985

17 November 2008

TCD team win Ó Dálaigh Moot Court final

Niamh Cleary & Claire Hogan Foireann TCD & an Breitheamh Mary Laffoy

Niamh Ní Chléirigh and Clár Ní Ógáin from TCD won the trophy for best team at the Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh Gael Linn 2008 Moot Court competition at the Four Courts on the 7th November last. This is a competition held annually by Gael Linn for third level law students, in honour of the former President and Chief Justice Cearbhall Ó Dalaigh. It consists of an appeal of a court decision, and the case details are made available beforehand. The preliminary heats were held in the King's Inns, and teams from NUI Galway, TCD, UCD, the King's Inns and the Law Society took part. All the teams were of a very high standard and it is clear that the traineee lawyers understand very well the importance of Irish in the legal system!                                                                    

The final was held in the Four Courts before Her Honour Judge Mary Laffoy of the High Court. Cormac Ó Dúlacháin SC. agus Antóin Mac Giolla Choda SC assisted with the judging. Antoine Ó Coileáin, CEO of Gael Linn,  presented the permanent cup and a cheque for €600 to the winners and a cheque for €300 on the runner-up NUI Galway team. He said: "there are now more people than ever capable of offering a legal service in Irish. With the language having official language status in the EU, there are good career opportunities. Gael Linn is delighted to be able to encourage young lawyers through organising Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh”.

17 November 2008

Gallery added to site

Some of the attendance at the Fáiltiú

A picture gallery has now been added to the website. There, you can see images from the Reception held on Thursday 16th October last. There, the Provost launched the Irish Language Office and welcomed the students participating in the Residency Schemes this year. He affirmed Trinity's commitment to the Irish language and said the appointment of a full-time Irish language officer was a demonstration of that commitment. There was a good attendance, including both staff and students.

14 November 2008

Reception in Atrium Thursday 16th October

Atrium

A Reception will be held by the Irish Language Office in the Atrium in College at 6pm on Thursday evening 16th October, to welcome the students participating in this year's Irish language residency scheme.

Refreshments will be available. All members of the College community are most welcome.The Provost, Prof John Hegarty, will attend.

26 September 2008

Senator Ross welcomes appointment of full-time officer

Senator Shane Ross

TCD Senator Shane Ross has welcomed the appointment of a full-time Irish language Officer for College:

"I should like to welcome the appointment of a full time Irish language officer for TCD. Now that the cutbacks are in full swing it is essential that education is not threatened .Trinity's foresight in insisting in promoting  the language  is totally consistent with its traditions.
Trinity has a proud tradition of  fostering Irish. That tradition   include the seventeenth century Provost , William Bedell,  Ireland's first President Douglas Hyde who was a TCD student and an Irish scholar  and,  more recently, Professor Mairtin O'Cadhain who many of us can remember as students .
A full time officer recognises that tradition.
Today , the health of the Cumann Gaelach in TCD and its one thousand strong membership is a testament to the voluntary interest in the language from a large number of undergraduates. The new officer has a ready made base of enthusiasm for and good will towards Irish .  I know he will cherish and promote it in keeping with our great tradition. "

12 September 2008


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