Tenagacha Dúchais ina Buntaiste Iomaíoch – Native Languages a Competitive Edge

Ag Plé Gaeltique Coinceap  Brandála. Dicussing the Gaeltique Brand Concept.

Rinneadh Gaeltique, líonra úr do phobail mionteangacha na hEorpa, a lainseáil ag Forbairt Feirste inniú (Déardaoin 1ú Lúnasa) I gColáiste Ollscoile Naomh Mhuire i gCeathrú Ghaeltachta Bhéal Feirste. Thíos faoi tá preasráiteas a eisíodh tar éis cruinniú idir páirtithe leasmhara ag Comhdháil Mionteangacha agus tuarasóireachta.Gaeltique, a network for European minority Language communities, was launched today by Forbairt Feirste today (Thursday ist Augusr) in St Mary’s University College on foot of the Minority Language and Tourism Conference “Your Language Your Place”. Below is a statement issued following a meeting of interested parties at the Minority Language gathering..

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Ón Oirthear Aniar – They Came from the East

Tomás Stothers and friend from Strand Presbyterian with the Original Bible from Broadway Presbyterian Church, Now Cultúrlann.

Dúirt stiúrthóir Forbairt Feirste, Jake MacSiacais, go raibh áthas an domhain air sean chara de chuid na Ceathrún Gaeltachta a fheiceáil ar ais agus cairde óna phobal féin in éineacht leis. Tháinig Tomás, chuig an Cultúrlann i bhfad siad i 1991 nuair a chéad fosclaíodh an áit. Baisteadh Tomás féin anseo nuair a bhí sé ina Eaglais.
Forbairt Feirste director, Jake MacSiacais has said he was absolutely delighted that an old friend, Tomas Stothers, had returned to the Gaeltacht Quarter after a recent visit bringing other members of his congregation with him. Tomás, a relative of Jim Stothers, the Deputy Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, first visited Cultúrlann when it opened way back in 1991. He was himself baptised in Broadway. Jim, of course, is a man himself with a huge interest in the history of the Church and of the role played by Presbyterians in preserving Gaelic.

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IS MITHID ATHRÚ BHEITH ANN TIME FOR CHANGE

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Tá an Chomhairle úr tofa. Agus muid isteach sa mhandáid úr seo is mithid dul chun cinn éifeachtach a fheiceáil ar an ghealltanas fadseasta chun Cathair Ilghnéitheach Chomhionannach a fhorbairt. Tá Bord na Ceathrún Gaeltachta le fada an la ag plé leis an Chomhairle ach le rófhada theip ar an Chomhairle dul i ngleic leis an cur in éadan a bhí ann maidir le cur chun cinn na Ceathrún Gaeltachta.
The new Council is now elected. As we face into the new mandate it is high time to effectively deliver on the long-promised aspiration of Belfast as a ‘Diverse City of Equals’. The Gaeltacht Quarter Board has long engaged with Council but Council has failed, so far, to break down the reluctance of some to embrace and promote the Gaeltacht Quarter.

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Cearta Daonna Iad Cearta Teanga – Language Rights are Human Rights.

Liz Saville Roberts Ionadaí Plaid Cymrú do Dwfor Meirionnydd a labhair Gaeilge le déanaí i dTeach Parliaminte Shasana

Is í an BP Sasana, Liz Saville Roberts, Ionadaí Plaid Cymru do Dwfor Meirionnydd a bheas mar aoichainteoir ag Forbairt Feirste do Cothaigh, Léacht agus Dinnéar ceiliúrtha na Ceathrún Ghaeltachta 2018.
Forbairt Feirste are now delighted to announce that Ms Saville Roberts will now be crossing the Irish Sea as guess Speaker at Chothaigh 2018. Liz will be guest if honour at this years Annual Gaeltacht Quarter Picture and Dinner which will be held in CULTÚRLANN in the heart of the Belfast Gaeltacht on Sat December 1st.

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Caithfear Fís Forbairt Feirste agus Coláiste Feirste a mhaitseáíl le hairgead Time to Invest

Cailtlín Ní Ruanaidh, Micheál Ó Dálaigh, Dubheasa Ní Churnáín, Mary Lou McDonald, Wendy Mistéil, Aisling na Raghallaigh agus Ciarán Mac Goill na cainteoirí a bhí ann ag lainseáil ciste forbartha Spórtlann na hÉíreann

Caithfear Fís Forbairt Feirste agus Coláiste Feirste a mhaitseáíl le hairgead
Sin an teachtaireacht láidir soiléir a bhí ag Uachtarán Shinn Féín, Mary Lou McDonald, TD, agus í ag lainseáil fís aon shuíomh Spórtlann na hÉireann agus an ciste forbartha de £5m ag Coláiste Feirste.
“Forbairt Feirste and Coláiste Feirste vision must be matched by Public Investment”
That was the Message delivered by Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald, TD as she launched the Spórtlann na hÉireann one site vision and a modest public investment Gaeltacht Development Fund of £5m at Coláiste Feirste.

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Ag Pilleadh Ar An Dúchas – Returning to their Roots

preisbitéiri

Bhí áthas an domhan ar Forbairt Feirste, Pobal Eaglais Preisbitéireach Lowe a óstadh ar chuairt chun na Ceathrún Gaeltachta, Dé Mháirt an 2ú Deireadh Fómhair. B’é Eaglais Presibitéireach An Bhealaigh Leathán, áit atá anois in úsáid mar Chultúrlann Mac Adam Ó Fiaich a bhí mar mháthar eaglais ag Pobal Lowe.

Forbairt Feirste, were delighted to host a delegation from the Lowe Presbyterian Congregation on a visit to Belfast’s Gaeltachta ón Tuesday last 2ú October. The Lowe Congregation grew out of the mother church of Broadway Presbyterian, which today is in the custodianship of Cultúrlann Mac Adam Ó Fiaich.

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SUITE EALAÍNE – IDIRCHAMÁNAIBH – ART INSTALLATION

Róisín Nic Giolla Bhríde, Ceannaire Roinn Ealaíon Choláiste Feirste leis na daltaí a chruthaigh íomhanna do gach chondae in Éirinn atá le sonrú ar na chamáin sa suite ealaíne IDIRCHAMÁNAIBH sa Spórtlann

Is iontach agus sláintiúil an rud é rudaí a bheith idir chamánaibh againn i gcónaí agus leis an saothar ealaíne is déanaí ag Coláiste Feirste is féidir sin a dhéanamh go fisiciúl agus ó thaobh na fealsúnachta de.
It is wonderful and it is healthy to continual keep ideas and concepts under discussion and with the latest artwork at Coláiste Feirste we can do that both physically and metaphorically because the artwork entitled Idir Chamánaibh meaning literally between hurls also has the meaning of engaging in robust debate.

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Thainig tuar ar an tairngreach fán Ghaeloideachas IM vision vailidated

Piarais Mac Allister, Forbairt Feirste. Iardhalta de Bhunscoil Bheann Mahadagáin agus Coláiste Feirste ag léamh an Taighde faoi eispéireas iardhaltaí Gaeloideachais a folsíodh inniu 10/5/2018

Folsíodh taighde inniu 10/5/18 ar eispéireas iardhalta de chuid an Ghaeloideachais i mBéal Feirste, a chuirfeas gliondar a gcroí ar lucht labhartha agus lucht tacaíochta na Gaeilge.
Bhí dhá chinnlíne a tháinig amach as an taighde a dhéanann fís cheannródaithe Ghaeltacht Feirste a fhíorú más rud é go raibh fíorú a dhíth agus sin iad go bhfuil 72% den na hiardhaltaí i ndiaidh céim tríú leibhéal a bhaint amach agus go bhfuil an Ghaeilge in úsáid go laethúil ag 94% acu.

Research published today 10/5/18 on the experience of former pupils of Irish Medium Education in Belfast since the 1970s until today will have given a huge boost of confidence to Irish speakers and to those sympathetic to the language.Two headlines stood out in this comprehensive report which will have validated the vision and faith of the pioneers of Belfast’s Gaeltacht, if such validation was required and they were that 72% of the past pupils had achieved third level qualifications and that 94% were using Irish in their daily lives.

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Bhí an Plandáil dearfach – Plantation was big success

Dáltaí i mbun plandála le Micheál McCorraidh ó Chomhairle Bhéal Feirste

Bhí daltái Coláiste Feirste i mbun ramháinn agus sluaiste inné (27/3/18) agus iad ag cur tús le tionscail éiceolaíochta, inmharthanachta agus ealaíne a bheas a reáchtáil i gcomhpháirt le páirtnéirí éagsúla thar an cupla bliain atá díreach romhainn. Tá an tionscadal faoi cheannasaíocht straitéiseach ag Forbairt Feirste atá ag éascú agus ag comhordnú na scéime.Coláiste Feirste pupils were all hands on deck yesterday (27/3/18) with spades, shovels, hoes and trowels for the start of what will be an initial three year development with various partners to embed ecology, sustainability and outdoor art into the fabric of the new Coláiste estate. The project which is being overseen by Forbairt Feirste seeks to ensure maximum benefit from the school’s new estate for both the school and the wider communities.

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Stiúirthóir Forbairt le labhairt ag Comhdháil Comhairle na Breataine na hÉireann

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Beidh stiúrthóir Forbairt Feirste i measc lucht na Gaeilge, na Gaidhlige agus na Breatnaise a bheas ag labhairt ag cruinniú speisialta de chuid Comhairle na Breataine na hÉireann a bheas le reáchtáil ag sean charcair Bhóthar Cromghlinne aa an Déardaoin agus an Aoine an 8ú agus 9ú Márta.Forbairt Feirste Director, Jake Mac Siacais will be among Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welesh speakers whio will address a special conference of the British Irish Council which will be held in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol on Thursday and Friday the 8th and 9th of March.

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