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Education Minister launches new cross-community resource

John O’Dowd, Minister for Education, formally launched Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin’s new learning resource today, which explores the cross-community engagement that took place during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013. The resource, called ‘Fleadh {Con}Fusion’, was produced as part of the centre’s...

Linda Ervine visits St. Columb’s Park House

A visit from Linda Ervine and her East Belfast Mission learners began the Irish language initiative on the Waterside of the City. Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin has begun this Irish language initiative in St Columb's Park House. The initiative includes language...

Presbyterian Congregation visit The Glassworks

The Foyle Civic Trust facilitated a visit and talk from members of the original congregation of the Glassworks (Scots Church) today. This provided the opportunity for Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin to build new relationships, which will be developed alongside the renovating of...

Pan-Celtic Community Engagement

Members of the Londonderry Bands Forum and Walled City Tattoo sit on the Pan Celtic Festival committee. They are fully involved in preparations and event planning. The Tullnatrain Pipe Band will join with Colmcille Pipe Band to form the Pan Celtic Band...

Shared Heritage of St. Patrick

A cross-cultural trip to Stormont for a celebration of the shared heritage of St. Patrick took place yesterday.

Bi-lingual Storytelling

As part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge March 2013, 67 school children (18 from Fountain PS and 49 Ebrington PS) took part in bi-lingual storytelling sessions about the culture of bees, bi-lingual singing sessions in Scots Gaelic and Irish. They then...

The Living Language

Today was the launch of the An Teanga Fholaithe/Living Language ~ A Hidden Heritage exhibition. The exhibition features examples of historical use of the Irish language by the Protestant community, including the Orange Order, British Army regiments and others. It...

Oireachtas Joint Committee Visit

Members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee and members of the Derry All-Ireland Fleadh committee had a meeting in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin today to discuss the success of the All Ireland Fleadh's first visit to the North and the successful engagement...