Roscommon’s first ever Irish language family event

The parents association of the Gaelscoil de Híde Roscommon, were successful in their application to host Roscommon’s first ever Irish language family event, and were awarded funding by Conradh na Gaeilge in association with Seachtain na Geailge le Energia and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.

The event is set to take place in Roscommon Library on Saturday, the 18th of June between 11 am and 1 pm. It is hoped that this first ever Irish language event for Roscommon town will be enjoyed by all in what is a magnificent facility.

The event is aimed at promoting speaking the Irish language in a public setting and is open to all! You don’t have to be a fluent speaker. All are encouraged to come and enjoy this family event and try your cupla focal! The Irish language is an important part of our culture and society and it is great to be able to provide the opportunity for society to experience the living Irish language through a fun and enjoyable day out.

There will be some amazing spot prizes, gift bags, a raffle, colouring stations and a fantastic music session provided by the pupils of Gaelscoil de Híde and anyone else that wants to bring an instrument is welcome to join in.

Art competition winners will be announced on the day, with prizes (kindly sponsored) to be won. Entries for the art competition can be submitted to the Roscommon Library main desk up to the 15th of June. Art entries can be submitted on an A4 page using any medium, and the title of the art competition is ‘An Gaeilge’ (the Irish Language).

The five categories are Preschooler, Junior and Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Class, 3rd and 4th Class, and 5th and 6th Class at primary level.