The first of CeangalG’s ‘SpreaG’ videos featuring Belfast’s Irish language pioneer, Gearóid Ó Cairealláin, the recent winner of the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Communications Award, is now online.
The launch of SpreaG signals the acceleration of CeangalG development. Also now online is the introductory page for the ambitious SaotharlannG website, an ambitious project to create an online creative laboratory where Scottish and Irish artists will meet to plan collaborations, create and display new work.
Next week sees the arrival of the Marketing in a Multilingual World masterclass in Belfast where it will be hosted by Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich on Tuesday, 10 June. This course focuses on giving cultural tourism operators a crucial edge in marketing their business in a world where authenticity and heritage are attracting more and more international visitors.
This is a very exciting period for CeangalG,” project director Alasdair Morrison said. “It’s great seeing projects the team have been working on coming to fruition and we’re moving into a period ahead when further developments will be unveiled.”
One of these exciting developments is the new TurasG website which is currently being prepared by Cànan, the Isle of Skye-based web development company. TurasG will enable visitors to the Greater Gàidhealtachd to plan visits within the region which stretches from the west coast of Donegal to Belfast and northwards through the Hebrides to the Butt of Lewis.
Also moving forward is CeangalG’s mentoring programme as now the successful mentors have been appointed and now the focus switches to the recruitment of cultural tourism, media and community enterprise operators who will be able to benefit from the expertise of the CeangalG mentors.
The very first of the planned exchange visits takes place at the Colmcille Conference in Donegal in the coming weeks while plans are already afoot for leading policy makers to gather in Oban in Scotland on November 12 this year to plan the next step in the ambitious project to create a ‘Greater Gàidhealtachd’.
In the coming months it will be most definitely a case of ‘watch this space’ as CeangalG unveil our projects,” said Concubhar Ó Liatháín, CeangalG’s marketing manager.