Seachtain na Gaeilge and Rith are boost for language - Ó hOisín
Speaking on the first day of Seachtain na Gaeilge, Sinn Féin Cultural Spokesperson Cathal Ó hOisín said he hoped that even more people would sign up to the language as it goes from strength to strength.
Cathal Ó hOisín said:
“There are a range of events on over the next two weeks as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and I would encourage people to go along and enjoy the language and the craic.
“The Irish language is more alive and vibrant today than it has been for a long time and the Líofa initiative by Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has broadened the appeal of the language. Indeed the Minister will be sponsoring a first ever live broadcast direct from the LongGallery at the Assembly by Raidió Fáilte on March 14th.
“Sinn Féin have also organised events around Seachtain na Gaeilge while members will be attending and participating in other events including Rith 2012. This celebration of the Irish language is a great boost for all those promoting it and between Seachtain na Gaeilge and Rith, it shows the amount of support there is for the language.”