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Tá oifig ULTACH druidte. Más maith leat teagmháil a dhéanamh leis an Iontaobhas ó seo amach, cuir ríomhphost chuig eolas@ultach.org.

The ULTACH office is now closed. If you wish to contact the Trust, direct all e-mails to eolas@ultach.org.

 

 

 

2014 Classes Sponsored by ULTACH 

LINEN HALL LIBRARY CLASSES 

2 Levels – beginners’ and post-beginners’

Beginning Friday October 3rd at 4.15 pm for 12 weeks

To register, contact Marie Ryan Tel 90321707 E-mail  m.ryan@linenhall.com

 

ST GEORGE’S PARISH CHURCH, HIGH STREET

Beginning on 10th September 2014 at 6pm for 14 weeks

Contact Tel: 028 9023 1275 E-mail: stgeorgesoffice@btconnect.com

 

MONKSTOWN CLASSES  (CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD)

 2 levels - Beginner’s and Beyond Beginners’ Classes

Beginners’ from Thursday 4th September 7-8pm

Beyond Beginners’ from Thursday 4th September 8-9pm

ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE

 

A list of the talks given by ULTACH staff in 2014 can be found here

A photo album illustrating the cross-community work of ULTACH can be found at

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151883490112761.1073741829.695157760&type=1&l=887c088eef

An album of photos taken by ULTACH staff at the Lá Dearg can be viewed at

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152020782242761.1073741830.695157760&type=1&l=ffdea1de9f



Press Statement: ULTACH Trust

20 January 2014

All core-funded Irish-language organisations in Northern Ireland to lose their funding

On 17th January 2014, Foras na Gaeilge announced the six Dublin-based organisations which will continue to receive core-funding. None of the seven northern-based Irish language organisations will be core-funded from July 2014.

Aodán Mac Póilin, Director of ULTACH Trust, one of the organisations losing its funding, said:

“We are not surprised by this decision. Foras na Gaeilge approached these six organisations as far back as September 2012, and asked them if they would be prepared to act as lead organisations on an all-island basis. No northern-based organisation was approached. It was a done deal.”

“We think it is inevitable that the north will now become increasingly marginalised within the Irish-language movement, and that the Irish language will be weakened in the north. The focus will inevitably move south. Although these six organisations will have some employees on this side of the border, we doubt if they could ever have the same expertise, credibility, effectiveness or indeed independence as the organisations that are being dumped.”

“With regard to our own area of work, we are particularly concerned that there will no longer be a core-funded organisation whose main focus is promoting the language on a cross-community basis. Over the last couple of years there has been a significant increase in interest in the language among the Protestant and unionist community, and we can barely keep up with the demand for talks, resources and practical help. When we go, people will still be working on the ground, but there will be no organisation to provide support, funding or expertise to groups which are taking their first steps in engaging with the language.”

 

Background Information

On foot of a series of North-South Ministerial Council decisions, the final one made in July 2013, it was decided to reduce the 19 core-funded Irish language organisations to a limited number of all-island organisations.

ULTACH Trust was set up in 1990 to promote the Irish language to the entire community of Northern Ireland. It has a particular responsibility for promoting the language on a cross-community basis.

Five organisations, Pobal, Altram, Forbairt Feirste, an tÁisaonad and Raidió Feirste were funded after the Good Friday Agreement and the setting up of Foras na Gaeilge. They operate solely or chiefly in Northern Ireland. An tÁisaonad and Raidió Feirste will be funded on a project basis in future.

One organisation, Comhaltas Uladh, was set up in 1926 as a semi-independent entity within the Gaelic League. It lost this independence recently and has been re-absorbed into the Gaelic League (Conradh na Gaeilge).

The six southern-based organisations which will continue to be core-funded are:

·         Gaelscoileanna (Irish-Medium/Immersion Education and Irish-medium Preschool Education)

·         Conradh na Gaeilge (Awareness Raising, Language Protection and Representation with the two governments)

·         Gael Linn (Education in the English-language sector and for adults, and opportunities for school pupils to use the language)

·         Oireachtas na Gaeilge (Opportunities which support the Use of Irish and the Establishment of Networks)

·         Glór na nGael (Community and Economic Development)

·         Cumann na bhFiann (Development of Opportunities for Use of Irish and of Networks for Young People)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 













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