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Seachtain na Gaeilge Archive

Seachtain na Gaeilge Archive

The first Seachtain na Gaeilge was held in the 1902, which means we are celebrating 120 years of the festival this year.

Conradh na Gaeilge organized the first Seachtain na Gaeilge as part of a campaign to promote Irish-made products. A march for Seachtain na Gaeilge used to be held on the Sunday nearest to St Patrick’s Day.

As a result of this campaign and the march for Seachtain na Gaeilge, Conradh na Gaeilge and other groups succeeded in having St Patrick’s Day recognised as a public holiday in Ireland.

Have a look at some of the events and campaigns that have been held as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge over the last 120 years.

1902

A paragraph in An Claidheamh Soluis, 15 February 1902, Conradh na Gaeilge

A paragraph in An Claidheamh Soluis, 1 March 1902, Conradh na Gaeilge

A paragraph in An Claidheamh Soluis, 15 March 1902, Conradh na Gaeilge

1912

An article in An Claidheamh Soluis, 16 March 1912, Conradh na Gaeilge

1922

An advertistment in the journal ‘Misneach’ 11 March 1922, Conradh na Gaeilge

1970í

Seachtain na Gaeilge Programme 1978,  from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/1)

Film Night 1978, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/1/2)

Seachtain na Gaeilge Programme 1979, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/1)

Ivite to press conference in 1979, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/1/2)

Éigse an Spidéil 1978,  from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/1/2)

1980í

Seachtain na Gaeilge Programme 1981, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/2)

Seachtain na Gaeilge Programme 1982, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/2)

Seachtain na Gaeilge Programme 1983, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/2)

Seachtain na Gaeilge 1984, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/2)

Seachtain na Gaeilge 1985, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/2)

Seachtain na Gaeilge 1988, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/2)

1990í

Seachtain na Gaeilge Events 1992, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/2/2)

Advertisement for Seachtain na Gaeilge 1990, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/2/2)

SnaG Strategy and Methods of Work 1998, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/2/4)

Conradh na Gaeilge National Collection 1998, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/2/4)

2000í

Art Competition for Gaelscoileanna 2000, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/2/2/4)

Seachtain na Gaeilge in Galway 2002, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/5/3)

Sharon Ní Bheoláin on the cover of ‘Sult’ magazine, 2006,  from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/6/2/5)

Cover of the Ceol 07 CD, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway , Gaillimh (G60/15/7/3)

Dara Ó Cinnéide and Seán Óg Ó hAilpín on the cover of  ‘Sult’ magazine in 2007, from the Conradh na Gaeilge Archive, National University of Ireland, Galway (G60/15/6/2/5)

Poster for ‘Focal sa Factory’ concert in 2009

2010í

Danny O’Reilly and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin as Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassadors 2010

Cover of’Rí-Rá le Hector 2013′  CD by Raidió Rí-Rá and Hector Ó hEochagháin 

 Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013 ambassadors Lynette Faye, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Ciarán Kilkenny on the cover of ‘Sult’ in 2014

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 ambassadors Tomaí Ó Conghaile and Clíona Ní Chíosáin

Poster for Seachtain na Gaeilge  2016 with festival ambassadors Seo Linn

Art Parkinson, Miriam O’Callaghan and  Mícheál Ó Ciaraidh as Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassadors in 2017

Noel McGrath, Caitlín Nic Aoidh and James Patrice as Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassadors 2018

Festival ambassadors Tracy Clifford, Michael Darragh McAuley, Sibéal Ní Chasaide and Linda Ervine on the Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019 poster

2020í

Eimear Considine, James Kavanagh agus Gráinne McElwain as ambassadors for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020

Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassadors 2021, Bláthnaid Treacy, Imelda May and Declan Hannon being interviewed by Niamh Ní Chróinín.