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Slógadh - Sinn Féin's annual celebration of Irish language this weekend

18 October, 2007

This weekend republicans/Irish language activists and Gaelgeoirí from all over Ireland will gather to celebrate and discuss the success of the Irish language renaissance and the recon quest of natural resources.


The Sinn Féin Slógadh is an annual celebration of the language and this year augers to be the best yet. Packed with debates, tours, craic agus ceol the scenic surroundings of Howth in North Dublinshall provide an apt backdrop for this event.

Slógadh Shinn Féin is the party’s annual Irish language gathering. It is open to all Irish speakers, learners of Irish and those with just a cúpla focail. It is taking place this year from Friday to Sunday in the Deer Park Hotel Howth. This is the first time Dublin has hosted the Slógadh since it began in 1986.

There will be debates, a historical tour, ceol agus craic. Mícheál Ó Seighin of the Rossport Five will deliver Léacht an tSlógaidh.

Speaking ahead of the event Senator Pearse Doherty has said:

“I welcome the news that Micheál Ó Seighin will be this year’s conference special guest. Micheál personifies activism in today’s Ireland. As the theme of this year’s conference is the re-conquest of our country’s natural resources we are delighted to have Micheál as a speaker.

“Sinn Féin is the only political party to organise an annual Irish language conference. The Slógadh brings together Gaelgeoirí for debate, music and craic and is open to all.

“The survival and revival of Irish has been our country’s cultural success story. More and more people are using Irish. Young children in particular are being educated in increasing numbers through the medium of Irish and it is their future and their rights that must be cherished.”

“I am pleased to announce that Gerry Adams MP MLA, the Six County Sinn Féin Minister for Education Caitríona Ruane and EU MEP Bairbre de Brún will all be in attendance.” CRÍOCH


For details of the Clár go to and click on the Slógadh poster.


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