Scoil Samhraidh an Phiarsaigh (Pearse Summer School) 2017
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:16:00 BST
Scoil Samhraidh an Phiarsaigh 2017
(Pearse Summer School)
27-29 July 2017
Ros Muc, Conamara
‘Súil siar agus súil chun cinn’
Lectures, debates, readings and not forgetting of course, entertainment galore
– all free of charge
Scoil Samhraidh an Phiarsaigh (Pearse Summer School) is back again this year, for the third year running, to celebrate the life of Padraig Pearse, his vision and issues that he was very passionate about: Irish language, education, literature and lots more.
We have a wide range of events on this year’s vibrant programme. On Thursday, we will start off with a wonderful performance of ‘Clann Lir’ brought to us by Áras Inis Gluaire and Fíbín, one of the largest and most active Irish language drama companies in Ireland. The sports broadcasting legend, Míchéal Ó Muircheartaigh, will launch the official opening of the Scoil Samhraidh, to be followed by plenty of entertainment, with local sean-nós dancer, Róisín Ní Mhainín; sean-nós singer Caitlín Ní Chualáin; and musicians, Neansaí Ní Choistealbha and Colm Gannon.
On Friday, we have a big day of events lined up. The Cathaoirleach of County Galway, Eileen Mannion, who is a native of Clifden, will be in attendance to begin the proceedings. One of the main themes of this year’s Summer school is ‘Will the Irish Language survive as a vernacular language in the Gaeltacht?’. The radio broadcaster, Máirín Ní Ghadhra will chair the discussion and the panellists will be Peadar Mac an Iomaire, Máire Ní Neachtain, Íte Ní Chionnaith and Harry McGee.
After a lovely lunch in the local community hall, the afternoon will start off with a presentation about the nua Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, presented by the venue’s manager, Cillian de Grás. Following on from this, we will went have a segment devoted to the life and work of the well-known poet, Caitlín Maude. Dr Ciarán Ó Coigligh will be the first to give a talk and this will then be followed by a discussion with Caitlín’s nephew, Tomás Ó hÍr and her brother, Cyril Maude. The local principal of Scoil Náisiúnta Mhuire, Kathy Ní Chonghaile, will do a brief reading towards the end as well.
From here, we will make our way down to Pearse’s cottage, for an entertainment session outside (weather permitting), with Pádraig Ó Dubhghaill (Guitar), Luisne Ní Neachtain (Fiddle), Brian Terry Mac Donnacha (Flute/ Singer), Bríd Ní Mhaoilchiaráin (sean-nós singer), Fearghas Mac Lochlainn (dialogue in verse) and we will finish the session with a reading by two local teenagers from the area.
The Summer School will conclude on Saturday morning, with a heritage walk with our local expert guide, Seosamh Ó Cuaig.
Úna Ní Eidhin,
Oifigeach forbartha na Gaeilge,
Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe / Galway County Council,
Áras an Chontae, Cnoc na Radharc, Gaillimh H91 H6KX
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