Bliain na Gaeilge in the USA – A Panel Discussion in the Mansion House

Wednesday 29th March 2018: On Thursday 5th April, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland will host a bilingual Irish-English event to highlight the popularity of the Irish language in the United States. The event will take place in the Oak Room, Mansion House, Dublin 2, beginning at 7.45pm.

This event will include a Panel Discussion on the prevalence of Irish Language in the U.S.,  the Fulbright Commission’s transatlantic Irish language exchange activities, and the valuable work that Fulbright Alumni are doing to promote the Irish language in the U.S.

Panel Speakers will include:

Mr Reece Smyth, Chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy, who is currently learning Irish

Dr Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, a Fulbright Alumna and Associate Professor & Senior Research Fellow with the National Institute of Digital Learning in Dublin City University, who recently launched the first online Irish language university degree aimed at learners abroad

Dr Teresa Lynn, a Fulbright Alumna and Research Fellow at The ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, whose work explores the Irish language community online

Ms Síne Nic an Ailí, a Fulbright Alumna and Director of Cultúr Club Project at Conradh na Gaeilge, who works with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to promote the Irish language abroad

Chair: Professor Regina Uí Chollatáin, Head of the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore and Head of Irish Studies

If you wish to attend, RSVP to paula.melvin@fulbright.ie by 4th April. There are limited spaces available but please note that registration is essential. Dress code: Business attire.

ENDS

For further information please contact:
Paula Melvin
, Fulbright Commission: paula.melvin@fulbright.ie  / 086 158 9063


Bliain na Gaeilge sna Stáit Aontaithe
Ócáid dhátheangach i dTeach an Ardmhéara

Tá an Coimisiún Fulbright ag eagrú ócáide go dátheangach sa Seomra Darach, Teach an Ardmhéara, Déardaoin an 5ú Aibreán ó 19:45, faoin nGaeilge sna Stáit Aontaithe.

Le linn na hoíche seo, pléfear pobal na Gaeilge sna Stáit: Cé hiad féin? Cén gaol atá acu lenár dtír? Cé hiad na mílte Gael ag foghlaim na Gaeigle ar duolingo thall? Cé hiad na daoine a ghlac páirt i #TrasnaNadTonnta ó 27 Stát eagsúil i mbliana? Conas is féidir linn tacú leo mar chuid de phobal na Gaeilge go hidirnáisiúnta? Cé hiad na daoine atá ag tógáil clainne le Gaeilge?

Déanfaidh an tOllamh Regina Uí Chollatáin, Ceann Scoil na Gaeilge, an Léinn Cheiltigh agus an Bhéaloidis, Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, cathaoirleacht ar an bplé agus beidh na cainteoirí seo a leanas ag labhairt linn ar an oíche:

-Chargé d’affairs Reece Smyth, Ambasáid na Stát Aontaithe, atá ag déanamh staidéir ar an nGaeilge.

-Dr Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Ollamh Comhlach agus Comhalta Taighde ag an Institiúid Náisiúnta le haghaidh Fhoghlaim Dhigiteach, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Thug Mairéad faoi Fhulbright in Ollscoil Notre Dame.

-Síne Nic an Ailí ó Chonradh na Gaeilge, a theagasc na Gaeilge ar an gclár FLTA in Ollscoil Montana.

-Dr Teresa Lynn, Comhalta Taighde Ionad ADAPT, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Chuir Teresa Fulbright i gcríoch in Ollscoil Saint Louis, Missouri.

Tá súil againn go mbeidh tú linn. Cuirfear soláistí ar fáil. RSVP le do thoil chuig paula.melvin@fulbright.ie.

Tuilleadh eolas: paula.melvin@fulbright.ie / 086 158 9063