Sinn Fein: Adams to launch annual Slógadh in Derry

Sinn Fein party president Gerry Adams TD who will launch the event in Derry.
Sinn Fein party president Gerry Adams TD who will launch the event in Derry.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD will launch the party’s annual Slógadh in Derry on Saturday.

The event, which celebrates and promotes the Irish language, will include panel discussions, a historical tour and a quiz.

The Slógadh will be held in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Great James’ Street, Derry.

Following the opening by Gerry Adams at 11am, relatives of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation will discuss the legacy of the Easter Rising as we approach the centenary.

The relatives will include James Connolly Heron (relative of James Connolly), Honor Ó Brolcháin (relative of James Plunkett) and Eamonn Mac Dermott, whose grandfather was arrested in Derry in 1916. The discussion will be chaired by Jennifer McCann MLA.

This will be followed by a bilingual tour of the Bogside focusing on the recent history of the area.

It will also include panel discussions on the future strategies for Irish language organisations featuring representatives from Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael, Cumann na bhFiann and Coiste Infheistíochta Gaeilge. The panel will be chaired by Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

The day will finish with an Irish language quiz with questions by John Boy Ó Muireagáin.

Refreshments will be served.