26 North Americans presented with awards to study Irish in Galway

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26 North Americans presented with awards to study Irish in Galway

10th July 2014: Nineteen Canadian and seven American Irish language learners were presented with awards at Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge in An Cheathrú Rua in the Galway Gaeltacht today.

Awards were also presented to six Irish Language Instructors selected by the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) to teach Irish at a range of locations across Canada for the academic year 2014-15.

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Canadian & American Irish Language Learners
at Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge in An Cheathrú Rua

These awards are the result of ongoing collaboration the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has developed with ICUF and the Ireland-United States [Fulbright] Commission for Educational Exchange. They reflect the deep interest in the Irish language in the United States and Canada where, every year, many Irish language learners choose to attend courses at the National University of Ireland – Galway, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua and other venues. The awards are financed in partnership with universities and institutions in both Canada and the United States.

The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley T.D. congratulated all of the recipients and their teachers for their efforts in the promotion and preservation of the Irish language. “These exchanges,” Minister McGinley said, “provide Ireland with a valuable opportunity to showcase the culture and creativity of the Gaeltacht and help to identify future possibilities for resource development, collaboration and exchanges.”

The Minister of State also noted that many of those receiving awards have neither been to Ireland before nor have any family connections with the country but all share an extraordinary interest in one of Europe’s oldest living languages.

10th July 2014

Photography to follow from Seán Ó Mainnín Photography.

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IRELAND CANADA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION AWARDEES

Canadian Scholars

1. Patrick O’Reilly – St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2. Michael Mallaley – St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
3. Anna Scheidler – St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
4. Kristin Rose – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
5. Patrick Mairs – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
6. Vicky Ouimet – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
7. Mark Laing Gibbard – University of Toronto, Ontario
8. Lucas Stavro *- University of Toronto, Ontario
9. Ariana Malthaner * – University of Toronto, Ontario
10. Shawna Bowser – St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
11. Liam Tousignant Ó Siadhail – St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
12. Bronson MacFarlane – St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
13. Kaitlin Ludlow – Memorial University, St. John’s Newfoundland
14. Victoria Elms – Memorial University, St. John’s Newfoundland
15. Cordelia McCrillis – Memorial University, St. John’s Newfoundland
16. Aurora McLoughlin – University of Ottawa, Ontario
17. Kailey Zwaan – University of Ottawa, Ontario
18. Roisin O’Rourke – University of Ottawa, Ontario
19. Genevieve Breton – Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann / Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada
*attending a later course in An Acadamh, being awarded in absentia

Irish Language Instructors awarded to teach Irish in Canada 2014-15

1. Oisín Montanari – St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2. Daithí Mac Fhlaithimh – Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
3. Aisling Ní Shírín – St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Ontario
4. Amy Mitchell – St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
5. Tomás Ó Murchú – University of Ottawa, Ontario
6. Caitríona Ní Chonaola – Memorial University, Newfoundland

A scholar will be appointed to the University of Prince Edward Island for the academic year.
IRELAND-UNITED STATES [FULBRIGHT] COMMISSION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE

Gaeltacht Summer Awardees

1. Josh C Azar is an undergraduate at New York University. He will travel to Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

2. Kevin Clarke has retired from the New Jersey’s Prosecutors’ office. He will travel to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for his Gaeltacht Summer Award.

3. David Downey has just graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA. He will attend a Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua for his Summer Gaeltacht Award.

4. Bridget Mullan has a MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She will go to the NUI Galway International Summer School, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

5. Nicole Muller is a US Fulbright Scholar to Ireland for 2014 2015 academic year based at NUI Galway. She will attend a Dianchúrsa at Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Na Gaillimhe for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

6. Amelia Varteresian is in her final year as an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut. She will go to a Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua for her Gaeltacht Summer Award.

7. Justin West is a physiotherapist who works in the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in the US. He will go to a Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, An Cheathrú Rua.

 

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Dámhachtainí chun staidéar a dhéanamh ar an nGaeilge i nGaillimh bronnta ar 26 dhuine ó Mheiriceá Thuaidh

10 Iúil 2014: Bronnadh dámhachtainí ar 19 Cheanadach agus ar sheachtar Meiriceánach atá ag foghlaim na Gaeilge ag Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge sa Cheathrú Rua i nGaeltacht na Gaillimhe inniu.

Bronnadh dámhachtainí freisin ar sheisear Teagascóirí Gaeilge a roghnaigh Fondúireacht Ollscoile na hÉireann agus Cheanada (ICUF) chun Gaeilge a mhúineadh i láithreacha éagsúla ar fud Cheanada sa bhliain acadúil 2014-15.

Toradh iad na dámhachtainí seo ar an gcomhoibriú leanúnach a d’fhorbair an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta le ICUF agus le Coimisiún [Fulbright] na hÉireann – na Stát Aontaithe um Malartú Oideachasúil. Léiríonn siad an tsuim mhór sa Ghaeilge atá ag daoine sna Stáit Aontaithe agus i gCeanada, áit a roghnaíonn go leor foghlaimeoirí Gaeilge gach bliain freastal ar chúrsaí in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua agus in ionaid eile. Maoinítear na dámhachtainí i gcomhpháirtíocht le hollscoileanna agus le hinstitiúidí i gCeanada agus sna Stáit Aontaithe.

Thréaslaigh an tAire Stáit sa Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnghaile T.D., le gach duine ar bronnadh dámhachtain orthu agus lena múinteoirí as an iarracht a dhéanann siad an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn agus a chaomhnú. “Tugann na malairtí seo,” a dúirt an tAire Mac Fhionnghaile, “deis luachmhar d’Éirinn cultúr agus cruthaitheacht na Gaeltachta a chur os comhair an phobail mhóir agus cabhraíonn siad le féidearthachtaí a shainaithint d’fhorbairt acmhainní teagaisc, do chomhoibriú agus do mhalairtí amach anseo.”

Luaigh an tAire Stáit freisin nach raibh go leor díobh siúd ar bronnadh dámhachtain orthu in Éirinn riamh cheana agus nach bhfuil nasc teaghlaigh acu leis an tír ach go bhfuil spéis ollmhór acu ar fad i gceann de na teangacha beo is sine san Eoraip.

10 Iúil 2014

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DÁMHACHTAITHE FHONDÚIRTEACHT OLLSCOILE NA HÉIREANN AGUS CHEANADA

Scoláirí ó Cheanada

1. Patrick O’Reilly – Ollscoil St. Thomas, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2. Michael Mallaley – Ollscoil St. Thomas, Fredericton, New Brunswick
3. Anna Scheidler – Ollscoil St. Thomas, Fredericton, New Brunswick
4. Kristin Rose – Ollscoil Concordia, Montréal, Québec
5. Patrick Mairs – Ollscoil Concordia, Montréal, Québec
6. Vicky Ouimet – Ollscoil Concordia, Montréal, Québec
7. Mark Laing Gibbard – Ollscoil Toronto, Ontario
8. Lucas Stavro *- Ollscoil Toronto, Ontario
9. Ariana Malthaner * – Ollscoil Toronto, Ontario
10. Shawna Bowser – Ollscoil St. Mary’s, Halifax, Albain Nua
11. Liam Tousignant Ó Siadhail – Ollscoil St. Mary’s, Halifax, Albain Nua
12. Bronson MacFarlane – Ollscoil St. Mary’s, Halifax, Albain Nua
13. Kaitlin Ludlow – Ollscoil Memorial, St. John’s, Talamh an Éisc
14. Victoria Elms – Ollscoil Memorial, St. John’s, Talamh an Éisc
15. Cordelia McCrillis – Ollscoil Memorial, St. John’s, Talamh an Éisc
16. Aurora McLoughlin – Ollscoil Ottawa, Ontario
17. Kailey Zwaan – Ollscoil Ottawa, Ontario
18. Roisin O’Rourke – Ollscoil Ottawa, Ontario
19. Genevieve Breton – Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann / Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada
*ag freastal ar chúrsa níos déanaí san Acadamh, dámhachtain á bronnadh in absentia

Teagascóirí Gaeilge a bheidh ag múineadh Gaeilge i gCeanada 2014-15

1. Oisín Montanari – Ollscoil St. Thomas, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2. Daithí Mac Fhlaithimh – Ollscoil Concordia, Montréal, Québec
3. Aisling Ní Shírín – Coláiste St. Michael’s, Ollscoil Toronto, Ontario
4. Amy Mitchell – Ollscoil St. Mary’s, Halifax, Albain Nua
5. Tomás Ó Murchú – Ollscoil Ottawa, Ontario
6. Caitríona Ní Chonaola – Ollscoil Memorial, Talamh an Éisc

Ceapfar scoláire chuig Ollscoil Prince Edward Island don bhliain acadúil
COIMISIÚN [FULBRIGHT] NA HÉIREANN – NA STÁT AONTAITHE UM MALARTÚ OIDEACHASÚIL

Dámhachtaithe Samhraidh Gaeltachta

1. Josh C Azar, ar mac léinn bunchéime é in Ollscoil Nua-Eabhrac. Taistealóidh sé go hAcadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

2. Kevin Clarke, atá ar scor ó oifig Ionchúisitheoir New Jersey. Taistealóidh sé go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

3. David Downey, atá díreach tar éis céim BA a bhaint amach ó Ollscoil Pittsburgh. Freastalóidh sé ar Dhianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dhámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

4. Bridget Mullan, a bhfuil MPhil ó Ollscoil Cambridge aici. Rachaidh sí go dtí an Scoil Samhraidh Idirnáisiúnta, OÉ Gaillimh, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

5. Nicole Muller, ar Scoláire Fulbright SAM go hÉirinn í don bhliain acadúil 2014-2015, lonnaithe in OÉ Gaillimh. Freastalóidh sí ar Dhianchúrsa in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

6. Amelia Varteresian, atá ina bliain dheireanach mar mhac léinn bunchéime in Ollscoil Connecticut. Rachaidh sí go Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua dá Dámhachtain Samhraidh Gaeltachta.

7. Justin West, ar fisiteiripeoir é a oibríonn sa Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital sna Stáit Aontaithe. Rachaidh sé go Dianchúrsa, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, an Cheathrú Rua.