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Y12 Irish students among the many pupils attending Lá na nGairmeacha in Maghera - View Full Size Image
Y12 Irish students among the many pupils attending Lá na nGairmeacha in Maghera
Some students with Caitlín Nic Aoidh – a weather forecaster on TG4 - View Full Size Image
Some students with Caitlín Nic Aoidh – a weather forecaster on TG4
The girls having their TG4 selfie taken! - View Full Size Image
The girls having their TG4 selfie taken!
Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin and Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh from Conradh na Gaeilge speak to students about career opportunities in Irish - View Full Size Image
Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin and Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh from Conradh na Gaeilge speak to students about career opportunities in Irish
21/11/2015 LÁ NA NGAIRMEACHA – CAREERS AS GAEILGE

On Thursday 19th November our Year 12 Irish students, along with hundreds of other GCSE Irish students from schools across Derry, travelled to Maghera Leisure Centre for an information day on careers that are available in the Irish language.

The day began with talks from various speakers from all facets of life who, without the Irish language would not have had the opportunity to achieve the success they have in their respective careers. Lynette Fay, BBC Radio presenter was compere and the speakers ranged from Caitlín Nic Aoidh, weather forecaster for TG4 to Joe Brolly, who spoke of the importance of the Irish language to our cultural identity.

The first half of the day ended with Cuthbert Artura, a fluent Irish speaker and singer from Zimbabwe putting the students’ singing and dancing skills to the test!

In the afternoon the students had the opportunity to walk around the various stalls to talk to and discuss the many career opportunities with those who spend their lives working in Irish. Students were given the opportunity to explore Irish careers in radio, television, education, journalism, translation and many more. 

This certainly proved to be a very enjoyable and informative day for all the students and they now have a greater appreciation of just how many job opportunities are available if you have Irish as a qualification!