South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Library Services in partnership with Áras Chrónáin are hosting this year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas (SnaGÁCT). This is a unique festival that highlights and celebrates our culture through music, dance, arts and of course our native language.
SnaGÁCT will be launched officially by Mayor Sarah Holland on February 22nd in Ballyroan Library at 11.00am with pupils from Ballyroan Boys School. The programme will run from March 1st – 17th. This year’s calendar of events includes a special concert by Kíla in honour of our centenary year, classes for all levels, workshops, traditional music sessions, and many other entertaining events, most of which are free of charge.
2016 is a special year and to mark this there will be an additional category of events called An Teanga Bheo – The Living Language, which will commemorate the role of the Irish language and culture in the historical events of 1916.
Mayor Sarah Holland said:
“My language, culture and heritage are very important to myself and my family, especially so in this centenary year as we look back with pride on the birth of our nation and the re-birth of Gaeilge enjoyed during this period. I would encourage all our citizens to attend some of the many excellent events on offer and above all to use your cúpla focail during Seachtain na Gaeilge.”