Libraries in NW get involved in 1916 project

Maura Craig, Libraries NI.

Maura Craig, Libraries NI.

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Donegal County Library Services, in conjunction with Libraries NI in Londonderry and Tyrone, have just launched the Irish Language community reading project ‘Léigh agus Pléigh 1916.’

Individuals, reading groups, and Irish language speakers are invited to take part in the project which is commencing in April with the first book ‘Seachtar na Cásca’ by Irish language author Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh.

The scheme is supported by Irish Language Development Officers in Tyrone, Londonderry and Donegal. Maura Craig from Libraries NI said: “Given the growth of Irish-medium education and Irish language communities in Tyrone and Derry, and given the natural affinity of these communities with the Donegal Gaeltacht where the language is still spoken as a native language,

“Libraries NI is delighted to seek to promote greater connections between these communities through this Irish language reading project” stated Maura.

Any individuals or groups who wish to take part can contact sdaimhin@donegalcoco.ie.