Seachtain na Gaeilge
​​​​​​​Aistir Theangacha - Language Journeys
Irish Language Learning Options and Resources for Lawyers

It's Seachtain na Gaeilge! And while we won't get to watch or march in the parade is féidir linn roinnt úsáid a bhaint as ár dteanga dúchais.  Beidh seimineár gréasáin an-speisialta againn ar an 12ú lá de mhí an Mhárta ag a 4 a chlog chun Seachtain na Gaeilge a cheiliúra. 

On this very special FREE webinar to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge our regular presenters Flor McCarthy and Martin Lawlor will host a session to look at all the ways in which colleagues have and can return to and engage with our native language and give you practical examples and techniques of how you can too. 

Our regular hosts will be joined by an extraordinary panel of Irish language learning experts to talk about their language learning journeys and those of people they have helped and influenced.

This will be a fun and informal session aimed at all levels of knowledge and interest in an cupla focal.  If you have been thinking about returning to or re-engaging with the language on any level, this session will be for you and you will learn from the experiences of others who have been on this journey on various different levels and they will give you the benefit of their knowledge and experience and share with you tips and tricks.

You will not need to be fluent in Irish to be able to benefit from and enjoy this session, this will be an inclusive and engaging way to develop your interest in our national language as we celebrate our culture and heritage as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Bigí Linn!

Our panelist will include:

Caoimhín De Barra is a native of Blarney who is an Associate Professor of History at Gonzaga University in Washington state. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2014 and was previously employed as the assistant professor of Irish history and culture at Drew University in New Jersey. 

As a historian, Caoimhín’s main research interest is in the relationship between language and identity. His first book The Coming of the Celts, A.D. 1860: Celtic Nationalism in Wales and Ireland was published in 2018 and focused on the relationship between Irish and Welsh nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth century. His second book, Gaeilge: A Radical Revolution, was published in 2019, and offered a reexamination of the position of the Irish language in Irish society as well as new ideas on how the language can be revived. 

Patricia Mac Eoin is a native of Kinvara, Co. Galway and qualified as a solicitor in 2005. She is also an accredited Irish language translator. She spent 3 years working as a translator at the European Commission in Brussels and has also worked as inhouse solicitor in TG4.  She is one of the creators of the Irish language edition of the Michel Thomas Method series for language learning. She now divides her time between general practice and running her online business which offers online Irish language courses to adults.

Oibríonn John Gavin mar mhúinteoir Gaeilge agus TFC i gcoláiste comhoideachais i gCo. Luimnigh. Is Gaeilgeoir é agus creideann sé go láidir gur ‘beatha teanga í a labhairt’. His fundamental belief when it comes to teaching Irish is very simple: “if you can speak it, you can write it“. He's enjoyed more than 20 years of teaching Irish to all academic levels and student abilities. He's passionate about trying to make the Irish language more accessible to students. For John, it all comes down to building students’ spoken ability, vocabulary and grammatical understanding over time.   John is the founder of the online Irish learning resource:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Grett O'Connor is a former TV journalist with TG4 and RTE. An award-winning Irish speaker in her youth, she spent 20 years broadcasting through Irish and English over the national airwaves. Since leaving her permanent job with RTE in 2018, she has set up a media and communications company called My Media. She helps people to come across better on camera - in any language.

Please register now and join us on 12 March 2021 at 4pm for a fun and informative session in celebration of our native language and culture.

Cláraigh anois thíos le do thoil agus bí linn ar an 12ú lá de mhí an Mhárta ag a 4 a chlog mar sheisiún cultúrtha, suimiúil agus greannmhar!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bigí Linn!

  • Caoimhín De Barra

    Associate Professor of History at Gonzaga University in Washington State. Author of Gaeilge: A Radical Revolution.

  • Patricia Mac Eoin

    Solicitor, Accredited Irish language translator. Creator and proprietor of Irish language learning website:

  • John Gavin

    Mhúinteoir Gaeilge agus bunaitheoir

  • Grett O'Connor

    Former TV journalist with TG4 and RTE. Award-winning Irish speaker.

  • Martin Lawlor

    Managing Partner Coghlan Kelly Solicitors

  • Flor McCarthy

    Managing Partner McCarthy + Co. Solicitors LLP

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