NUI Galway have officially launched their new Irish Language Strategy to reinforce the bilingual status of the campus. The five-year plan (2021-25) aims to redevelop and strengthen the bilingual culture through operational policies and commits to promoting the Irish language within university life. The strategy was developed by the newly established Irish Language … [Read more...] about New Irish Language Strategy to revive NUI Galway’s bilingual campus status unveiled
“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”. A proverb meaning “a country without a language is a country without a soul”. A proverb most of us have grown up learning in school, but one considered to be true for our country. Ireland is the land of culture. We are our language, we should show our grá for Gaeilge and above all not turn it into a weapon. Looking at you, Mary Lou. The new … [Read more...] about Mary Lou, I hope your day won’t come
A protest organised by Misneach na Gaillimhe took place at the Quadrangle on Wednesday 11 January against the decision to no longer have fluency in the Irish language as a requirement for the Presidential post at the university. This decision came late last semester when, according to The Irish Times, members of Údarás na hOllscoile voted to remove the requirement as it was … [Read more...] about Protest held against abolishing Irish requirement for NUI Galway President
The question of the importance of the Irish Language in Ireland has been a hot topic for the past few years, from the controversial proposal of Fine Gael to consider moving the Irish subject from compulsory to optional in second level schools and the decision of Enda Kenny to employ Joe McHugh, a non-Irish speaking TD as the minister for Gaeltacht affairs, to name a few. … [Read more...] about Is the Irish language still important?
EXPLORE is a fantastic way for students and lecturers to work together. In this article, John Campion and Dr Aleisha Clarke explain how they devised a mental health event for secondary schools, along with Professor Margaret Barry... … [Read more...] about Fit & Well Week 2013