Language Community Film

Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day 2024


$45 (inclusive of fees)

Sat, May 18, 2024




The JL Greene Theatre
Irish Arts Center
726 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


This year's dynamic day of Irish language programming and community features documentary screenings, talks, and conversation circles exploring stories of historic and current day Irish speakers. Radio and television broadcaster Sinéad Ní Uallacháin will be joining us from the West Kerry Gaeltacht to give a special presentation about her experience creating the documentary PEIG, which revisits and reclaims the iconic Peig Sayers, whose autobiography was part of the Irish Leaving Certificate course for many generations. In juxtaposition to Peig’s bleak tale of life in 1936, the day’s program also features an introductory episode of TG4’s Éire Eile series examining the subcultures and scenes of Ireland’s youth today, and Ó Bhéal, a look at the rise of hip hop and electronic artists in Ireland through Irish language rappers Seán “Mory” Ó Muirgheasa and Oisín Mac, multi-instrumentalist Fehdah, and Limerick rapper Strange Boy.

This is a bilingual event for speakers of all levels, including absolute beginners and those simply curious about Irish cultural heritage.


11am // Intro to the Irish Language for Total Beginners 

12PM Keynote Speaker: Peig Sayers: the program and the woman who inspired me” – Presented by Sinéad Ní Uallacháin 

1pm // Screening: PEIG
Q and A after the screening with creator Sinéad Ní Uallacháin

2:30pm //  Tea and Conversation Circles

4pm //  Screening: O Bhéal and Éire Eile (Episode 1)
Q and A after the screening with the director of O Bhéal, Ciara Nic Chormaic, joining virtually

5:30pm //  Cocktails and Conversation Circles 

Presented with generous support from Culture Ireland, the Irish Institute of New York, National Endowment for the Arts and CIE Tours.





Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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