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UCD Library : An Leabharlann, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

An Ghaeilge Bheo - Bord na Gaeilge UCD and UCD Library SPARC Project

An Ghaeilge Bheo

Baineadh an-taitneamh agus tairbhe as na hócáidí a d’eascair as an gcomhfhiontar nua idir Bord na Gaeilge agus Leabharlann UCD, sraith  cainteanna ar ábhair éagsúla, ‘An Ghaeilge Bheo’. Cuireadh tús spleodrach leis an tsraith nuair a chas Kíla roinnt ceoil dúinn. Bhí caint agus plé ar chúrsaí polaitíochta le Harry Mac Gee, a chuir agallamh ar Pearse Doherty TD, agus is ar chúrsaí sláinte agus leighis a bhí an Dr Daithí Mac Giobúin ag caint sa tríú seisiún. Bhí freastal iontach maith ar na cainteanna agus go leor plé leis an lucht éisteachta. Is ar dhaoine a bhfuil  Gaeilge acu ach nach labhraíonn rómhinic í a bhí an tsraith dírithe agus is cinnte gur chuireamar aithne ar go leor Gaeilgeoirí dá bharr.  Bhí an ócáid dheireanach sa tsraith á reáchtáil ar an 30 Bealtaine do mhic léinn na hArdteiste a bhí i mbun staidéir i Leabharlann UCD. Seisiún deas séimh atá in ann dóibh siúd;  ‘Aireachas agus Ióga trí Ghaeilge’ le had a chur ar a suaimhneas roimh na scrúduithe.

 

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Irish – the Living Language – a series of lively conversations /interviews with well-known guests

Launched in early February 2017, with members of Kila, the celtic rock band playing and speaking about their music, the SPARC initiative also included visits from Irish Times journalist Harry MacGee; Pearse Doherty TD; and Dr David Gibbons Clinical Associate Professor in the UCD School of Medicine to UCD Library to take part in the An Ghaeilge Bheo/The Living Language series of talks in Irish. The final event was a mindfulness session with Óga Yoga on May 30, aimed at second-level students studying for the Leaving Certificate in the James Joyce Library.

Organised by a student/staff team from UCD Bord na Gaeilge and UCD Library, these talks on music, politics and medicine were very well attended by students, staff, and members of the wider community who wished to engage with the Irish language. Talks were followed by a lively series of questions and answers from the audience.

This ‘An Ghaeilge Bheo/The Living Language’ project took place in Spring 2017, and was supported by the UCD SPARC programme. SPARC, which stands for Supporting Partnerships and Realising Change, supports our students in gaining real life experience along with a range of project management, problem-solving, and planning skills by working collaboratively with UCD staff. Working together they make UCD and its surrounding community a better place to learn, work and live. Student blogs on each of the events can be viewed at:bit.ly/bnagsparc.

This was a collaborative project between Bord na Gaeilge and UCD Library, sponsored by SPARC.

See photos from these events in our Flickr album.