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Fáilte go Seachtain na Gaeilge 2023! Join the festivities in Derry’s Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, running the 1st of March to the 17th with courses, concerts, and comhrá to keep you and the whole family immersed in the Irish language. No matter your ability, background or age, be sure to check out the programme and get involved.

The breadth of events shows just how strong the language has grown to be in Doire. From the cutting-edge modernism of Irish language theater production, ‘Minimal Human Contact’ by Naoise Ó Cairealláin (one half of hip-hop duo, ‘KNEECAP’), to a starters in bilingual yoga with Sara Kadar.

Irish language weekend courses (with the option of trying to earn your fáinne afterwards!), to a book launch with acclaimed author, Claire Mitchell, of “The Ghost Limb; Alternative Protestants and the Spirit of 1798.”

A snazzy ‘Suipéar Snasta Gaelach’ for Gaeilgeoirí to celebrate efforts of the past year within the Irish language community, to the family-friendly Lá Fhéile Pádraig festivities which Seachtain na Gaeilge will culminate with on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th.

So whether you’ve got a cúpla focal (few words) or are fully líofa (fluent), for the full programme of events and to book your tickets, visit:

As we launch Seachtain na Gaeilge 2023, we take a moment to remember the historical year that has occurred.  The passing of the Irish Language Act in December was the result of many years of campaigning and activism by our community pioneers.  Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin stood in unity alongside the 20,000 Irish language Activists who took to the streets of Belfast in May 2022 and this ethos of solidarity and activism is carried with us into the new year. 

The Irish language is with us everywhere we turn, and through this year’s program, we celebrate that Gaeilge is a language for all and is there to be embraced. As the leading Irish language and Cultural centre in the NorthWest, we are proud to showcase a wide variety of events, catering to all levels of ability. The Irish speaking population of our city is blooming - bígí linn! Be part of our events and celebrate our native language with us!” - Grace Uí Niallais, Business Development Officer of Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin 

To keep up to date, follow Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin at ‘culturlanndoire’ on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

You can email or call 028 7126 4132 with any questions.