Sign up - Líofa
Tabhair Faoin Dúshlán Líofa 2015! Take Up the Líofa 2015 Challenge!
Maybe you have never had the opportunity to learn Irish but you are curious to learn? Are you learning Irish at school or through community classes in your own time?
Perhaps you have some Irish in your distance memory but want to recap, use and enhance whatever Irish you had? You may want to learn Irish and improve your fluency as your child is being educated through Irish?
Cad é an rud é Líofa 2015? What is Líofa 2015?
Líofa is a campaign which aims to motivate you to pledge to become 'Líofa' or fluent in the Irish Language by 2015. Cultural Minister Carál Ní Chuilín launched the campaign in September 2011 with the aim of engaging 1000 people to embark on the Líofa challenge and achieve Gold Fáinne level in spoken Irish by 2015. Such is the interest across the north (and beyond) that this target has been revised to aim to ensure that 5000 more people are fluent in Irish by 2015.
Whatever your motivation, Líofa 2015 wants to encourage you to take the plunge and improve your fluency in the Irish Language by 2015. Líofa means different things to different people. You may strieve for Gold Fáinne level or fluency in the Irish Language. However, in reality Líofa may mean that you progress from having absolutely no Irish to having some words and phrases which you will use in your daily life - Cúpla Focal level or that you are able to have basic conversations through many everyday situations and aim for Silver Fáinne status by the year 2015. Perhaps you are quite fluent in Irish but want to register with Líofa to motivate yourself to enhance, use and enrich your spoken Irish?
Cad Chuige Líofa? Why Líofa?
There are 2015 reasons to join the Líofa 2015 campaign but below are a few!
Use Líofa to Improve your spoken Irish & to use Irish more often
Irish Language is an ancient, rich, beautiful language, yet modern, vibrant and alive!
Beatha Teanga Í a Labhairt : A Living Language is a spoken one - Líofa emphasises the spoken word and aims to improve the number of Irish speakers across the north and beyond.
Use Líofa to give your children the gift of Irish and develop the usage of Irish in the home eg songs, phrases.
Irish is the indigenous language of this island, a rich part of our shared cultural heritage and is so evident in our place-names, names and even in the English spoken here.
The vast majority of the world is bilingual - why aren't more of us?
Two languages, twice the choice
Cad é mar a thabharfaidh mé faoin dúshlán Líofa? How will I meet the fluency challenge?
Líofa is a personal challenge - Má chuireann tú san Earrach, bainfidh tú san Fhómhair! You reap what you sow!
There are Irish classes and groups all over Ireland (and across the world) already providing classes and support - join a class close to you http://www.dcalni.gov.uk/liofa_booklet_a5_low-res.pdf.
Focus and work hard in your classes at school if you are an Irish student.
Cláraigh leis an Dúshlán Líofa 2015 anois! Register with the Líofa challenge now!
Sign up by Email - Cuir r-phost chugainn
Sign up by Post - Cuir é sa phost
A copy of the Líofa Sign-up form can be downloaded here;
Irish Language class listings - Liostáil Ranganna Gaeilge
Irish Language Classes (pdf) (406KB)
Register your class -Cláraigh do rang