ANBHUAIN: The Gælic Conceptual Art Collective (spider-wa051.proxy.aol.com - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2001 - 06:11 pm: ||
The following item appeared in the latest issue of the Celtic League's quarterly CARN (No. 113, Spring 2001).
Those who responded to the appeal for support (cf. "Gàidhlig na hAlban, above) will be delighted by this news.
Those of us who attended the recent NAACLT Conference were afforded an opportunity to learn of the efforts of other Celtic language educators and activists.
This article illustrates the effectiveness of our combined efforts.
Comhgháirdeas agus buíochas le gach dhuine a chuir teachtaireachtaí ríomhphoist, litreacha agus túinnín lófa chun Alban!!!
GÆLIC MEDIUM SCHOOL SAVED
Perth and Kinross Council have shelved plans to cut the Gælic medium primary and nursery unit at Perth; other cuts to Gælic education support services have also been dropped.
The ground swell of opposition against the proposals was such that they were not even considered as part of a general cost cutting exercise.
Gælic language organisations in Scotland have extended their thanks to all who have supported the campaign in which several branches of the Celtic League became involved.
The cost cutting proposals, however, should give all those committed to promoting the Celtic languages "food for thought". Gælic education services were apparently listed along such areas as grass cutting and general maintenance. This is a shocking indictment of the value that some individuals in the education service in Scotland place on their language.
The episode also highlights the need for widespread co-ordination and rapid response from the inter-Celtic movement when language promotion and education is threatened in any of our countries.
Fintan (neta.lisp.com.au - 126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 - 10:37 pm: ||
Any so-called 'civilisation' that impels the destruction of any aspect of another culture, does not deserve the title 'civilisation'. The Gaelic languages will NEVER disappear so long as they engender support and succor as displayed by the people posting on this forum.
liam O Briain (177.twn0102.twn.iprimus.net.au - 188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 12:57 am: ||
There is a mushrooming of schooling in Gaeilge in Ireland.
Next we must persuade these parents of the children to speak irish at home. I've made this point before and will continue to make it until it's taken up but if parents in Belfast can set up a breacgaeltacht why not elsewhere. I think this can be done throughout the country.