25,000 students to take part in Irish-speaking challenge tomorrow
Conradh na Gaeilge’s #Gaeilge24 to take place in schools across all 32 counties
Tomorrow, 14 November, 25,000 students in 250 schools from 32 counties will be taking part in the #Gaeilge24 challenge with Conradh na Gaeilge. Gaeilge24 aims to encourage young people to speak nothing but Irish for 24 hours in all areas of their lives.
Students will be asked to speak Irish at school, with their teachers, at home, at the shops and with local businesses, with friends and in their sports clubs.
“We had great success achieving the aim of this year’s campaign to spark conversations as Gaeilge in Ireland and worldwide with Comhrá '23. Friendships were created, connections were made between groups and the public was given an opportunity to use the Irish language in a unique and creative way.”- Paula Melvin, Uachtarán Chonradh na Gaeilege,
English-speaking, Irish-speaking and Gaeltacht primary and secondary schools across Ireland will be taking part in this year’s challenge, and certificates will be presented to all participating students.
“The Gaeilge24 campaign, now in its eleventh year, is going from strength to stregnth at all times. We’ve sent out thousands of support packages to schools north and south over the last few days, and Conradh na Gaeilge is extremely excited to hear the irish language used by over 25,000 students across the island tomorrow.”
– Aodhán ÓDeá, Director of Development with Condradh na Gaeilge
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