Irish language podcasts launched

The Mayor Of Derry Cllr Kevin Campbell pictured at the An Cult�rlann U� Chan�in to launch the Cult�r le Comhr�, translated from Irish as ' Culture With Conversation', a series of Irish language lessons podcasts, with Ciara Mic Lochla�nn, left and Dolores O'Reilly (CEO Cult�rlann U� Chan�in).
The Mayor Of Derry Cllr Kevin Campbell pictured at the An Cult�rlann U� Chan�in to launch the Cult�r le Comhr�, translated from Irish as ' Culture With Conversation', a series of Irish language lessons podcasts, with Ciara Mic Lochla�nn, left and Dolores O'Reilly (CEO Cult�rlann U� Chan�in).

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin is now offering a series of free podcasts online to help people learn Irish.

The ‘Cultúr le Comhrá’ programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, was launched by the Mayor of Derry, councillor Kevin Campbell, and is designed to allow people to learn Irish from home.

The course is suitable for those who want to start from scratch and for those with some Irish already who want to improve their language skills.

Each podcast is available to download free of charge from the Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin website.

Ciara Nic Lochlainn, project co-ordinator said: “Cultúr le Comhrá means Culture with Conversation and these podcasts which are based on conversation between two speakers are like mini Irish lessons.

“They give learners the opportunity to learn Irish in an easy way without spending any money and fit perfectly with the Líofa 2015 initiative launched some time ago.

“This series will run for 30 weeks and there will be five programmes broadcast per week. Cultúr le Comhrá will be divided into 3 Sections, 10 weeks of podcasts for complete Beginners, 10 weeks of podcasts for Intermediate learners and 10 weeks of podcast for advanced learners.”

The first podcast became available for download or to listen to yesterday at www.culturlann-doire.ie

For more information contact 02871 264132