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An Lá Dearg: A statement from Ceannasaí Ghlór na nGael

A chairde,

I ask you to support the current campaign to secure an Irish Language Act in the six counties.  Glór na nGael will pledge €150 towards the cost of renting a bus for groups registered with Glór na nGael who have not yet made plans to travel to the march.

Language rights, or the lack of language rights in this case, is an issue for us all on the island of Ireland.  That which strengthens the language in Belfast also strengthens the language in Bantry.  On the other hand, the lack of language rights in Derry undermines the language spoken by Gaels in Dundalk.

This is a language issue not a regional issue.  Languages don’t recognise borders.  There is only one, united language movement, we help and support each other.  On Saturday 20 May, at midday, crowds will gather at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich in Belfast to march to the city centre.  The march will be a lively protest and celebration, underlining the demand for an Irish Language Act.

Any groups wishing to avail of this assistance should contact myself or Frainc Mac Cionnaith, frainc@glornangael.ie.

Lorcán Mac Gabhann
Ceannasaí