Gaelic Nova Scotia Month Invites People to Connect with Provinces Gaelic Heritage

first_imgAr Sgeul ri Innse, or Our Story to Tell, is the theme of this year’s Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, celebrated this month. Gaelic Affairs Minister Randy Delorey, launched the month, today, May 1, with a flag raising at Province House in Halifax. As part of the celebrations, people are encouraged to celebrate and continue to connect with the province’s Gaelic language, culture and identity. About one third of Nova Scotians have Gaelic heritage. Mr. Delorey also announced that a new Gaelic licence plate will be available later in May for those who wish to promote their Gaelic heritage. “As we celebrate Nova Scotia’s vibrant and living Gaelic culture and language, we should reflect on how we can safeguard these, and pass them on to the next generation,” said Mr. Delorey. “Connections are key in the Gaelic culture, and even more so in the efforts that are made to maintain and pass it on.” People can share stories over Twitter using the hashtags #GaelicNS and #OurStoryToTell, or through Facebook at http://facebook.com/gaelicaffairs . Now in its 22nd year, the month includes more than 50 events, presentations, gatherings and activities. The Cape Breton launch of the month will take place at 6 p.m. on May 2 at the Colaisde na Gàidhlig/Gaelic College in St. Anns, Victoria Co. To learn more about the month and events, and Gaelic in Nova Scotia, go to http://gaelic.novascotia.ca , call 1-888-842-3542, or email [email protected] . The province’s culture strategy – Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community – is committed to the support, encouragement and promotion of Gaelic language culture and identity.last_img read more

Polish man assaulted in Galway estate passes away

first_imgA POLISH MAN severely injured in an assault in Galway last week has passed away.The 41-year-old sustained head injuries during an incident at the Cullairbaun estate in Athenry on 31 May. It is understood a row broke out between a group of men on a green space in the area and he was hurt with a weapon.He spent five nights in hospital but died last night. Prayers were said for the deceased at a local church this morning.A post-mortem exam is due to be carried out after which gardaí will decide whether to upgrade the investigation to include murder.An appeal for witnesses has been made anyone who was in the area between 11pm and midnight Friday is asked to contact the station on 091 538000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Man sustains serious head injuries in Galway assault‘Messages of hate’ appearing around Dublin, says immigrant grouplast_img read more