Is the Irish language having a ‘moment’?

Inishmore, Aran Islands

Following the whirlwind success of Oscar© nominated Irish film An Cailín Ciúin, why not immerse yourself in Irish culture and language with The Trailblazery’s Scoil Scairte, or ‘Hedge School’.

The online event will journey into the heart and soul of Irish culture, heritage and language. It will focus on the inspirational people and places of County Galway (Gaillimh), which has the largest Irish speaking population of any county in Ireland including a number of ‘Gaeltacht’ areas where people use Irish as their daily language.

Situated on the west of Ireland in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway stretches from the Atlantic Sea to the wilds of Connemara, through to the Aran Islands, home of some of Ireland’s finest archaeology, heritage, culture and tradition. On the other side of Lough Corrib is East Galway with lush farmland and a great collection of abbeys and other medieval ruins. Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Islands.

Scoil Scairte is a dynamic Irish cultural experience that weaves creativity, language, heritage, folklore and indigenous wisdom with individual, social and ecological wellbeing.

Throughout the online course participants learn a cúpla focail (few words) with a host of guides from Galway who will explore ideas about cultural heritage including place, language, identity and wellbeing through storytelling and music to dancing, folklore, hip hop, hurling, knitting, sean nós singing and other creative practices.

And if you want to watch the Oscar© nominated An Cailín Ciúin, which translates as The Quiet Girl, you can view via Apple TV or Google Play.