Irish language story launch

Derry City Council is set to launch a new exhibition and guide illustrating the story of the Irish language in the area.

The Story of Irish tells the story of the Irish language from its first beginnings right up to the present day and explores the journey the language has made throughout the course of our history.

The exhibition and the small book which accompanies it aim to develop awareness of the language among new audiences and the resource will travel to schools and community organisations throughout the Council area during 2014 and beyond.

The project was developed by Derry City Council in partnership with the local Irish language community and BT Portrait of a City, which now hosts an archive of interviews with a range of local people about the Irish language in the area.

The Story of Irish project was funded under the Culture for All programme which aims to help communities participate in the 2013 City of Culture celebrations. The exhibition will be launched by the Mayor, Cllr Martin Reilly on Thursday at the Guildhall. If you would like to attend the launch event please contact Pól Ó Frighil, Irish Language Officer, Derry City Council, T: 028 71 376579,