Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017 launched in County Library

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Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas was officially launched by Mayor Guss O’Connell on Tuesday in the County Library, Tallaght.

This years programme will run from 1st – 17th March and among a wonderful calendar of events planned is a special concert by Kila, The Mayor’s Céilé, classes for all levels, a workshop with John Spillane, traditional music sessions, and many other entertaining events, most of which are free of charge.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas, which is organised by South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Library Services in partnership with Áras Chrónáin, is a unique festival which highlights and celebrates our culture through music, dance, arts and of course our beautiful language.

Children from Scoil Maelraun at the launch

Speaking at the launch, Mayor Guss O’Connell urged people to get involved. He said:

“As Mayor I get to meet with groups representing some 120 different nationalities that now comprise South Dublin County, I encourage them to do two things.

“First, to hold onto their language song and dance, and secondly to get to know and appreciate the language, songs, dance and culture of ancient Ireland that is still as vibrant as ever.

“I also urge my fellow Irish men and women to join in celebrating what it means to be Gaelic by doing something new, however small, to remain in contact with our ancient roots.”

For further information and to download the brochure visit www.sdcc.ie or www.athcliaththeas.ie.