1: When does Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia run from?
- Seachtain na Gaeilge runs from the 1st to the 17th of March every year.
2: Where does Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia run?
- Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia runs in Ireland and in other countries across the world.
3: What sort of events happen during Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia?
- A wide range of events take place, ranging from music concerts, history tours, céilís, conversation circles, lectures, poetry nights and much more.
4: When did Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia begin?
- Seachtain na Gaeilge has been running since the year 1902.
5: What is the aim of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia?
- The festival gives people the opportunity to enjoy the Irish language. There is a calendar of entertaining and fun events for all kinds of interests.
6: Why is Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia not just one week?
- With the festival growing from strength to strength, it’s organisers decided to extend the festival to 17 days, but kept the name because the brand is recognised world-wide
7: Why is the Irish language important?
- By expressing yourself in Irish, you are expressing Irish culture and history. The Irish language gives you an understanding into the Irish way of thinking
8: How can I take part?
- There are many ways to get involved. Organize or attend an event during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Practice speaking more Irish at home, or with your friends, on the phone, or on social media.
9: I only have a few words in Irish, can I get involved?
- It doesn’t matter if you only have a few words, everyone with an interest in the Irish language is welcome and there are many events available for all levels.
10: What does Energia have to do with Seachtain na Gaeilge?
- Energia is the main sponsor of Seachtain na Gaeilge.
11: What does SNAG stand for?
- SNAG stands for Seachtain na Gaeilge which happens between the 1-17th of March and promotes the Irish language around the world.
12: Who are the ambassadors?
- We were delighted that Eimear Considine, James Kavanagh and Gráinne McElwain were ambassadors with us this year. We have yet to announce the 2021 ambassadors for Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia.
13: Are there competitions for every age group of children?
- Yes, there is a great range of competitions for primary school and secondary school students and youth clubs, between colouring competitions, the best radio show and best poetry. You can find the competitions here.
14: Can I set up my own event?
- You can of course, and we highly recommend that! You can register it here.
15: What resources are there for schools?
- Posters and a handbook with suggestions, information about events, a quiz and more can be downloaded here, we have a list of ideas for events here and a quiz in the form of a Powerpoint here. Best of luck!
16: Are there events happening abroad?
- Yes, you can find the list of events here, we have a handbook for the Irish Language community abroad here. We have suggestions of events here if you would like to organise one and events can be registered here also.
17: Are the dates the same every year?
- Yes, Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia happens between the 1-17th of March.
18: Can my school participate?
- Of course! Posters and a handbook with suggestions, information about events, a quiz and more can be downloaded here, we have a list of ideas for events here and a quiz in the form of a Powerpoint here.
19: How can I register an event?
- You can register an event with Peig.ie with this link.
20: I am interested in Irish, how can I continue with it after Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia?
- Well done! Conradh na Gaeilge and other organisations have classes if you want to add to your Irish. There are PopUp Gaeltachts around the globe and monthly in Dublin and other events such as conversational circles here. Irish can be found on social media (such as @cnagaeilge and @snagaeilge) and a Gold or Silver Fáinne in An Siopa Leabhar or online to show your Irish to other people. Best of luck !