In Glór na nGael’s national competition, Glór Chluainín were chosen as the best voluntary committee in Connacht and awarded €1500 for their continuous efforts to maintain Irish as spoken, written and social language in the Northwest of Liatroim.
Cathaoirleach, Proinn Ó Duigneáin said he was delighted with the recognition. “the adjudicators were very impressed by the five plays staged in Cluainín, three Ciorcal Comhrá’s and the two books published by local writers, but what drew their attention most was the pop-up Gaelic bookshop which took in over €1000 in just one week.”
The Droim Dhá Thiar branch worked diligently to ensure that the Fleadh in Sligeach had ample volunteers at all the Irish language events and maintain a strong presence at the Coláiste Loch file founding committee meetings.
Rossa Ó Sodaigh said “with Seachtdéag Na Gaeilge just gone by Glór Chluainín sees the establishment of Irish Language groups as key to giving many more people a chance to engage with the language through their own interests. Already up and running is a gardening group, a choir, a hillwalking group and a yoga group.
Rúnaí Seosamh Mac Muirí added “that chess, kayaking, hurling, handball and reading groups are envisaged to begin shortly”.
Information on all these groups is available on www.glórchluainín.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org