An Ghaeilge: Beo agus Ar Fónamh i bhFionnghlas

April 16, 2018

‘Cúpla Focail’, an Irish booklet created by CDETB Adult Education Service in Finglas, was launched as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and of the wider celebration of Bliain na Gaeilge.

Kevin Smullen, CDETB Adult Education Officer, welcomed the local Irish-speaking community. Although relatively small, the Irish speaking community in Finglas is very vibrant and their commitment was evident by their presence.

Wonderful contributions ‘as Gaelige’ were made by students Bernie McGarry, Joan Doherty and Thomas Bermingham. Traditional music from Mary Murphy and Mick Cantwell added to the atmosphere.

Nicola, CDETB tutor, together with the Irish class in CDETB Adult Education Service, Barry Rd created the booklet as a result of a class project to encourage friends, family and fellow students to use their cúpla focail.

Photography by Keith Dixon

A further aim of the booklet is to create a positive attitude towards Irish and act as an educational resource to primary and secondary schools and local organisations. It is a basic Irish book designed to help people who are starting or restarting with Irish.

The Irish class is made up of mature students who have been together for a few years and share a passion for the Irish language. They head to the Gaeltacht every year and go on outings to places such as the theatre.

Nicola is the driving force behind the class and this group project. She is rightly very proud of the students and everything they have achieved with this publication.

If you would like to get copies of the booklet (free of charge) please contact

For more information visit the website CDETB AES Finglas


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