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June 23rd, 2010

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael
(Comhairle Uladh)
Coiste na Gaeilge agus Oidhreachta
Cúrsa Gaeltachta
22ú Cuimhneachán
Cúrsa Cuimhneacháin Shéamuis de Faoite
For members of C.L.G.

Downings – Tír Chonaill Ó
Monday 19th. July 2010
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Saturday 24th. July 2010

Fáilte Romhaibh!
Le Séamus Mac Giolla Phádraig

Ba mhaith linn fearadh na fáilte a chur roimh gach aon duine atá ag teacht ar chúrsa na nDúnaibh i mbliana, 2010. Is cuma cé acu ag teacht le blianta agus cuimhne mhaith agat ar Shéamus de Faoite nó ag smaoineamh ar an chéad ruathair a thabhairt anseo ar chúrsa do dhaoine fásta atá tú, gheobhaidh tú blaiseadh ar dhúchas na Gaeilge agus caidreamh caoin i gcuideachta chineálta ar chúrsa seo Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Chomhairle Uladh.

“Is iomaí áit álainn in Éirinn ag filí ‘s lucht foghlam’ faoi cháil … ”

Tá a seanchas féin ag gach uile áit ach measaim go dtig le Ros Goill a cheann a choinneáil in airde leis an chuid is fearr acu. Má bhíonn tú ag comhrá le muintir na háite, is breá an rud eolas beag ar an áit ina bhfuil tú a fháil. Níor chóir do sheanchas na nDúnaibh a bheith gan urlabhra ar chianaimsir na Fiannaíochta, ré Cholm Cille, an t-athrú Creidimh, éirigh amach 1798 nó an cineál saoil a chaith formhór na ndaoine sa chéad seo thart má tá siad ag iarraidh blas beag éagsúlachta a chur ar an chomhrá le cuimhne na ndaoine a thig isteach sa cheantair a bhuanú agus a mhealladh sa treo seo arís.

Do you know what a downing is?

There is a strong stream of “seanchas” here which has the potential to enrich any conversation between resident and visitor to Downings and Ros Goill. It can draw on long precedence from the time of Goll Mac Morna, who gives his name to the peninsula, through Colm Cille, the French fleet of 1798, Lord Leitrim and the life of the common people with its fishing, hiring fairs, oícheanta airneáil and winter mumming.

Cé gur mar theanga teaghlaigh amháin a cuireadh síos don Ghaeilge le fada an lá, ní féidir an chuid is mó de sheanchas nó fíor-stair na háite a mhíniú do thurasóirí, nó do dhuine ar bith eile, gan greim mhaith a bheith agat ar an Ghaeilge.

Irish has been long regarded as just a “family language” despite the “béal bán” of its “first official language” status. But would you have confidence in a narrative about the history, customs and culture of India from someone who did not have any knowledge of the Indian languages? Even the best-intentioned and most sympathetic of translations leaves a sense of the want of seasoning on the tongue.

Comhairle Uladh’s course prepares the diligent student of the language for the pitfalls and the riches awaiting in basic, everyday conversation, whether in Aonad CLG, na Dúnaibh or in the premises of Céim Aniar, which translates roughly as “a degree closer” or “a step in the right direction”.

I dtaca leis an chiall atá ag “na Dúiní” de, is cosúil go dtéann an t-ainm i bhfad siar. Tá, nó bhí dhá dúin ar an leithinis, Caiseal na bhFian agus Caiseal na nDúiní. Beidh an scéal ag muintir na háite más féidir leat tobar na fírinne a aimsiú.

As far as those “downings” are concerned… no, it is not a technical term from Wisden – the rules governing the game of cricket. It seems that there were two forts at one time on the peninsula, at Cashelnavean and at Cashelnanuaine. It would appear that each of these former fortresses

may be a “downing”.

We take this opportunity to welcome everyone who is coming on the Ulster Council’s Downings course, Cúrsa Chuimhneacháin Shéamuis de Faoite. Whether you are an “old-timer” who has been coming for years or someone who is thinking of a first sally into a course for adult learners,

Here you will get a taste of Gaelic heritage and lively communication in carefree company.

CLÁR-AMA NA SEACHTAINE

DÉ LUAIN 19ú. IÚIL:

10.00: Clárú / Registration

10.30: Fáilte: Tomás Ó Cuilinn (Fear a ’Tí).

Nollaig Mac Cumhaill (Coiste Cúige).

Aogán Ó Fearaíl (Uachtarán Comhairle Uladh)

11-00 Beannacht Idir-Eaglasta. / Ecumenical Blessing
An tAthair Cathal Ó Broin SP / An tOirmhinneach Brian Smeaton
11.15 -11.45 am Tae / Caife.
11.45-1.00 pm. Ranganna
1.00 – 3.00 pm Lón / Lunch
3.00 -400 pm Rang Céilí
4.00-5.00 pm Rang Ceoil
7.30 pm. Dráma –“Greim na Sainte” le Francie Cullen
Curtha i láthair ag Aisteoirí Mhíobhaigh

DÉ MÁIRT 20ú IÚIL

10.30am -11.30am Rang
11.30-11.45 Tae / Caife
11.45am – 1.00pm Rang
1.00pm Lón
3.00 -400 pm Rang Céilí
4.00-5.00 pm Rang Ceoil
6.15 pm Turas go dtí Machaire Gáthlán.
8.00 pm Cuairt ar uaigh Shéamuis de Faoite.
9.00 pm Teach Jack – Oíche Ghaelach agus Suipéar.

DÉ CÉADAOIN 21ú IÚIL

10.30 -1.00 pm Ranganna / Tae / Caife / Lón.
3.00 – 5.00 pm Ranganna Céilí agus Ceoil.
6.45pm Léacht de Faoite /Léacht na Seachtaine.
The de Faoite Lecture.
Malairt Tuairime – A Different perspective
Tomás Ó Cuilinn
8.30 Oíche Amhránaíochta, Ceol, Damhsa- Fergus Mac Aoidh. (Fear a’Tí).
Aíonna Speisialta / Buaiteoirí Scór Uladh. Special Guests Ulster Scor
Winners.

DÉARDAOIN 22ú IÚIL

10.30am -1.00 pm. Ranganna / Tae / Caife / Lón
3.00 – 5.00 pm Ranganna Céilí agus Ceoil.
7.00pm. Aifreann i nGainne. An tAthair Cathal Ó Broin SP
9.30 pm Céilí

DÉ hAOINE 23ú IÚIL

10.30am-1.0 pm Ranganna / Tae / Caife / Lón
3-00-5.00pm Rang Céilí & Rang Ceoil
9.00pm. Siamsa Mór na Seachtaine le Suipéar.
An Síbín Ceoil – Bóthar na Farraige.
Oíche Ghaelach- Ceol & Damhsa.

DÉ SATHAIRN 24ú IÚIL

11.00 am Díospóireacht / Bronnadh na dTeastas.

Críoch.

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The Ulster Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association sponsors this course. The course takes place on the beautiful Ros Goill Pe

ninsula in Donegal, and Comhairle Uladh provides a wide variety of facilities, and services free of charge to participating members. Do not miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of our heritage.

The course caters for three categories of participant (a) Fluent Irish speakers.

(b) Improvers or those with a little Irish. (c) Beginners or those with little or no knowledge of the language. Every effort is made to ensure that the course is both pleasant and inclusive. This is achieved by having classes for three levels of fluency in the language, by refined preparation for certain events, and by strategic translation and summarisation techniques together with the wholehearted participation of the course members in the delivery of the programme.

There are only three recommendations here for this week (a) Speak as much Irish as possible (b)Divest yourself of any degree of pretentiousness (c) Enjoy

Foireann An Chúrsa.

Pádraig Ó Cutliffe (Ceannaire)

Máire Nic Shuibhne (Ceannaire)

Mícheál Mac Aoidh (Ceannaire)

Séamus Mac Giolla Phádraig (Cláraitheoir)

Míceál Ó Grianáin (Comheagarthóir Laethúil an Chúrsa)

Tomás Ó Cuilinn (Rúnaí – Grúpa-Oibre na Gaeilge)

Nollaig Mac Cumhaill (Cathaoirleach – Grúpa –Oibre na Gaeilge)

Lóistín:

Ann & Myles Gallagher 00353 (0)749155401
“Sonas” Carrick Upper, Carraig Art.

Bearnairdín Ní Dhochartaigh 00353 (0) 749155221
Hill House, Dunmore, Carraig Airt.

Bradleys Cuan Na Long 00353 (0)74 9155309
Guesthouse, Na Dúnaibh.

Carrigart Hotel 00353 (0) 74 9155114
Carraig Airt

Derek Little 00353 (0) 749155716
“Dún Roaming” Rosapenna, Na Dúnaibh.

Downings Bay Hotel 00353 (0) 74 9155586
Na Dúnaibh

Fidelme Cullen 00353 (0) 749155693
Mevagh House, Carraig Airt

Gearóidí Ní Chonghaile 00353 (0)749155789
Bayview, carraig Airt

Milford Inn Hotel 00353 (0) 749153313
Baile na nGallóglaich.

Nan Cullen 00353 (0) 749155393
Dunduain, Na Dúnaibh.

Óstán Ros na Binne – Rosapenna Hotel Tel 00353 (0)74 91 55301
Na Dúnaibh.

Óstán na Trá – Beach Hotel 00353 (0)74 915 5303
Na Dúnaibh

Teresa Mc Ginley 00353 (0) 749155186
“Sea Breeze” Carraig Airt