Mid Ulster District Council Hosts Irish Language Careers Information Day in Dungannon
Mid Ulster District Council’s Irish Language Officers hosted an Irish Language Careers Information Day in the Indoor Event Space on Hill of The O’Neill on Friday 18th November 2022.
The two sessions were attended by two hundred and fifty Year nine students from St. Joseph’s Grammar School, Donaghmore, St. Joseph’s College, Coalisland and St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon.
The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Córa Corry, who is an Irish language student opened the morning session with a reflection on her own language journey, she told us” There is now a wealth of careers in the Irish Language in television, radio, production, schools, universities and community organisations to name a few and the opportunities continue to grow with the passing of Acht na Gaeilge. Go raibh maith agat to all the pupils who attended, and the employers who spoke and attended”.
The event continued with Karen Kirby, the Commissioning Executive of BBC Gaeilge, who gave a keynote speech where she discussed her experience working in broadcasting, as a presenter, producer, director, and commissioning executive and what her job entails.
Following a brief presentation on their organisation's activities by the representatives of the various Irish language organisations, students and staff were then free to visit the exhibiting stands and ask any questions they might have.
The event's goal was to inspire and support more GCSE Irish enrolment in the local schools by highlighting the many jobs and professional prospects available in the Irish language industry.
The event was a great success and it is hoped that it will become an annual event organised by Mid Ulster District Council’s Irish Language Officers.
For more information contact the Council’s Irish Language Officer at 03000 132 132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.