Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Day 2010!
Seachtain na Gaeilge is the annual international festival organised by Conradh na Gaeilge to promote the Irish Language. It’s actually a bit longer than a week, this year it’s on from 5th to 17th of March, when we can start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. March is a good month for all-Irish festivities.
Seachtain na Gaelige is celebrating everything Irish – the language, music, culture, food and drinks. Events include everything from speed dating, conversational evenings to street céilís. Seachtain na Gaelige is a festival of Irishness organized by different organizations, schools, libraries, music, sporting and cultural bodies and local councils. Every year a CD with Irish popular music in Irish comes out, made especially to promote Irish language and music.
For all listed events in your area and other news check out Seachtain na Gaelige website.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY!
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St. Patrick’s Day is only a few weeks away. In exactly 2 weeks time the St. Patrick’s Festival 2010 is starting in Dublin. This year on from 12th to 17th of March it offers a great variety of fun and culture for the whole family, with the main event happening on 17th March, of course, the Parade!
In Cork, the festival is a bit shorter. the three days off activities will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March, and of course on Wednesday, St. Patrick’s Day.
Galway will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from 13th to 17th March with numerous activities and events all around the city.
The parade in Limerick is promising to be the second biggest one in the country, with Festival on from 13th to 17th March including the International Band Parade happening on the Sunday, 14th march, and the main event on the 17th, this year themed I Love Limerick!
Pick your own and don’t forget to have fun!!