A Guide for Parents Speaking Irish at Home
Comhluadar, the association for Irish speaking families was founded in 1993. It supports families in the following areas:
Information and advice
• We share our experiences and can direct you to the appropriate source of information.
Introducing familes to each other
• We offer the opportunity to get to know other families in your area who are speaking Irish at home. Comhluadar opens doors to new friendships for both parents and children.
Social and Educational Events
• During the year, parents and children are invited to a range of activities e.g. parties, workshops, tours, exhibitions etc. What a delight to find that even Santa Claus speaks Irish!
Demanding services through Irish
• A united voice for the rights of Irish speaking families in the case of essential public services.
It's uncanny that you should post this, as just this past weekend our little family of three had a 15 minute Irish-only conversation period during our Sunday dinner.
It's not much time, but it got even my (somewhat Gaeilge-hostile) husband involved, and was more fun than I think either he or my seven year old expected.