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Mayo person sought to participate in this year’s Canadian Gaeltacht


Gnó Mhaigh Eo

 Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir



Gnó Mhaigh Eo and Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileán Úir (The North American Gaeltacht) are giving an opportunity to a Gaeilgeoir from or living in Mayo to work in  Canada as a teacher for a week as part of their Summer Course from the 11th-18th August, with their travel and accommodation provided.

Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileán Úir is situated in Tamworth Ontario, it opened on June 16 2007, when a group of people with a great fondness for the language and culture decided to buy a plot of land to create the first Gaeltacht outside of Ireland. Their aim is to have an area where Irish is spoken as a community language and to provide an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in all aspects of Irish culture.

A variety of people from different backgrounds attend the courses at this Gaeltacht, people who’s descendants originated from Ireland, and even people who have no attatchment to Ireland but have a “grá” for our language and culture. Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileán Úir does its best to immerse every student in all aspects of Irish culture - language, sport, dance, music, food, folklore, and they provide classes and workshops in all of these areas during their summer course.

Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileán Úir have strong links with Mayo, with Mayo people having travelled there for the past three years and members of their Gaeltacht community attending events in Mayo.  A number of years ago one member of their community spent six weeks learning Irish in Ceathrú Thaidhg, and another spent three weeks in Tuar Mhic Éadaigh last year.

If you are over 21 years of age, have fluent Irish, experience in teaching and organising fun activities and are interested in being part of the Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileán Úir 2013 experience, send your CV with a covering letter explaining what you can contribute to this year’s Gaeltacht course  to by Friday 19th July.


Further information:

Oonagh Ní Chéileachair

T: 087 697 2922


Further information regarding Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileán Úir (The North American Gaeltacht) is available at

Posted: 15/07/2013
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