OIREACHTAS GAEILGE CHEANADA: OVERVIEW
Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada is a weekend filled with traditional Irish music, singing, dance, story telling, and friendship. It is a celebration of the Irish language (Gaelic) and the traditional culture of that language.
The Oireachtas takes place Friday, 24 June, to Sunday, 26 June, at Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir. The Gaeltacht is located near the settlements of Tamworth and Erinsville in the rolling hills along the Salmon River, just north of Lake Ontario (298 Gilmore Road, Tamworth). The Oireachtas banquet and céilí will take place at the Legion in Tamworth (714 Addington St).
Friday is a business day, with annual general meetings for Cumann na Gaeltachta, and Comharchumann Sealbhóirí na Gaeltachta, and a coordination conference for Canadian Irish Language Organizations. The meetings will take place at the Legion in Tamworth, and are open to the public. Potential investors are especially welcome.
Saturday will include workshops in the morning at the Gaeltacht (10:30 - 12:30), and the afternoon will be a Live Irish Bands Festival (13:00 - 17:30). That evening there will be a banquet, a guest speaker, music session and céilí at the Legion in Tamworth.
Sunday will include the festival competitions at the Gaeltacht, from 10:00 am to 17:30 pm, with a tree-planting ceremony at noon. The competitions will be followed immediately by the awards ceremony at 16:00 pm, followed by a BBQ supper.
People may wish to remain in the area for a day of sightseeing after the Oireachtas. We can recommend a trip to Prince Edward County with it's unique history and geography (and its 40+ wineries!).