Newsletter #41: March 2018

Important dates

Events being run by Gaelchultúr:

Information Session for the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation
Gaelchultúr is running an information session for those who are interested in enrolling in the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation. The session will last one hour, and those who attend will have an opportunity to meet the course director and to ask him questions regarding the programme. He will also be able to tell attendees whether or not the Postgraduate Diploma would be suitable for them. Time and Date: 12.00–1.00pm, Saturday, 19 May 2018
Venue: Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation
The Postgraduate Diploma in Translation, Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr’s first 3rd level course, will be made available again from September 2018. This programme, a level 9 NFQ course, will run for three semesters. A blended learning approach, featuring a combination of online study, live online classes, and lectures and tutorials in the classroom, will facilitate the attendance of those who are not living within an easy commute of a third-level college.
More information: / (01) 484 5220 /
Click here to download the course brochure and application form.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, 28 June 2018 or Friday, 24 August 2018
Start date: Saturday, 22 September 2018

Summer term of Irish language evening classes
Gaelchultúr offers Irish language classes at up to six levels, three times a year. Gaelchultúr’s summer programme of evening classes will begin the week commencing 14 May 2018. Classes will be held in Dublin, Carlow and in Cork, but if you think there’d be demand for classes in your area, contact us on / (01) 484 5220.
More information …
Start date: The week commencing 14 May 2018

Other events:

Imbolc Flash Fiction Competition
The deadline for the Irish Writers Centre’s first ever bilingual flash fiction competition is fast approaching! The competition asks young writers (between the ages of 16 and 29) to write a short, contemporary piece of fiction relating to the concepts ‘Imbolc’ and ‘St Brigid’. Applications can be in English or Irish and there is further information available here.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Pop Up Gaeltacht
The Pop Up Gaeltacht takes place on the last Thursday of every month in various pubs around Dublin. Irish speakers get together for a few drinks and the chat. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for information on the next Pop Up Gaeltacht. More Pop Ups are popping up all the time now around the country and around the world, so it’s worth keeping an eye out on social media for a Pop Up Gaeltacht near you.
Dates: Last Thursday of every month
Venue: Various pubs in Dublin

International Pan Celtic Festival 2018
The International Pan Celtic Festival will be held in Letterkenny 3 - 8 April, and there will be a varied programme of events to attend. More information about the festival, including the festival programme, can be found here.
Dates: 3 - 8 April 2018

Minor placenames workshop with Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU
Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU is organising a minor placenames workshop (placenames that are not administrative or population centres). Some of the events include a practical session regarding the use of Meitheal, dinner and a tour through Drumcondra with Séamas Ó Maitiú and more information can be found here.
Dates: 17 - 18 May 2018

Féile na Gealaí 2018
Féile na Gealaí is returning again this year. Based in Ráth Chairn, Féile na Gealaí is a music and camping festival in Irish! There will be some excellent acts performing during festival and there are still more to be announced. You can find more information about the festival and reserve tickets here.
Dates: 15-17 June 2018