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Pop-Up Gaeltacht

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On the surface, this appears to be little more than a ciorcal comhrá - the organisers announced earlier this month on Facebook and Twitter that a pub in Dublin would host the inaugural venture, and the place was duly packed on Thursday. However, the more serious point that the concept sought to address was that the more formal Conradh gatherings tend to be viewed as old-fashioned and cliqueish, so they hoped the new idea would be more accessible to current generations. They claim no ownership, stating anyone worldwide can follow their lead once they can book any kind of venue, and it appears similar evenings have already been organised for Paris, Belfast and New York!

https://mobile.twitter.com/popupgael

1 year ago

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I like that idea a lot and think it would work well with other languages too

1 year ago

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Pop up Gaeltacht....Nua Eabhrac Style!

Caint, comhrá, agus deoch nó dhó. Buail isteach chuig :
Tigh Uí Mhurchú / Murphy's Bar ar 2nd Ave/52nd
Dé Máirt, 6ú Nollaig óna 7pm ar aghaidh
Scáip an scéal...

Céad Míle Fáilte to a Pop Up Gaeltacht: New York Style

Tuesday 6th December, from 7pm onwards in Murphy's Bar, 52nd & 2nd.

There will be an Irish Speaking Bartender...so you can order your drinks as Gaeilge and a mixture of Irish Speakers and Irish Learners enjoying each other's company

Facebook Invite

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaelBeal
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The other, equally pressing, problem which it is intended to solve is that there is a general perception in Dublin that nobody there speaks the language. This is not true, as the success of the these events has shown.

By holding them in random pubs around the city centre instead of Club an Choradh where this sort of thing has usually been held, people get to see how vibrant the community actually is/can be, and (maybe more importantly) pub-owners might take the hint that promoting Gaeilge can lead to an actual economic reward for them!

1 year ago