DkIT to launch Irish scheme

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is set to launch its first Irish Language Scheme on Thursday, March 10 at 7pm.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is set to launch its first Irish Language Scheme on Thursday, March 10 at 7pm.

All members of the public are invited to attend the event, which will take place in the Carroll Building, which is well known as the tobacco factory.

After extensive refurbishment, outgoing Taoiseach Brian Cowen officially re-opened the building on Friday, February 11 as the home of DkIT’s School of Informatics and Creative Arts.

“It is significant that the language scheme launch is the first public event to be held there since the official opening,” said DkIT’s Murt Ó Séaghdha.

Dundalk Riverdance performer and television presenter Dearbhla Lennon will be the special guest speaker for the occasion.

Music for the occasion will be played by students from DkIT’s Department of Music and Creative Media and refreshments will also be provided.

DkIT’s Language Scheme is the first of a series of three-year schemes, which came into effect on October 18 last. The Institute has established Oifig na Gaeilge to aid in the implementation of the scheme and to coordinate a range of activities promoting the use of Irish within the Institute. This office opened on a part-time basis at the start of 2011 and is based in the Carroll Building (Oifig P1176).