The Glór na Móna team have pulled together a great programme of events as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish language week) and Féile an Earraigh (Spring Festival). This year is more significant as we celebrate Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of the Irish language) due to the 125th anniversary of Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League) and the beginning of modern language revival. Additionally, we are celebrating Féile 30 too. Féile an Phobail was initially formed 30 years ago by local people and activists with a grassroots approach to demonstrate the warmth, talent and politics of the West Belfast community in response to the media demonization of our community following Gibraltar and the subsequent events.
Our programme encompasses all of this as we are influenced by the principles of community empowerment, pride and ownership of identity along with civic justice. We will look at the Irish language in modern society along with community politics including women’s rights, state collusion and international philosophy along with a wide range of events for a new generation of proud young Gaels all over the city.
Full programme coming soon, be sure to keep an eye out!