The Irish-speaking community in New York shall come together in celebration on Wednesday, May 23,Gaeil Nua-Eabhrac

Enjoy the very best Irish-language performers New York has to offer at the Ceiliúradh Bhliain na Gaeilge (Celebration of the Official Year of the Irish Language), streaming from 6.30pm on IrishCentral’s Facebook page.

The Gaelic Revival started 125 years ago this year and Irish America played no small role. With that in mind, the Irish-speaking community in New York shall come together in celebration on Wednesday, May 23, to showcase the amazing talents of city's Irish speakers - whether native speakers or learners of the language.

Run in association with Gaeil Nua-Eabhrac, Bliain na Gaeilge, and the Consulate General of Ireland New York, IrishCentral will join a celebration of Irish speakers, learners, and lovers, streaming the event live on our Facebook page between 6.30 and 8.30pm on Wednesday, May 23.

You can follow the stream on our Facebook page here.

With all acts performing “as Gaeilge” (in Irish) or bilingually, native speakers and learners alike can enjoy everything from a bilingual slam poet to a drag act learning the language for the first time. Other performers will include former RTÉ and TG4 presenter Bláthnaid O'Donoghue; John Kearns, a member of the Irish American Writers and Artists Association; and Irish-language students from Glucksman Ireland House at New York University.

If you are in the New York area, there are a limited number of spaces left for the event here. You can also join the celebration as it continues on for a Pop-Up Gaeltacht in St Pat’s Bar and Grill, 22 West 45th St, from 8 pm onwards.

For more information on Irish-language events happening in New York City and the surrounding area, you can follow Gaeil Nua-Eabhrac on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

If you live further away from New York and can’t make it to the celebration, be sure to check out IrishCentral’s Irish-language section here to find ways you can learn Irish for free online or to check out some Irish-language songs.

You can also find out more about Bliain na Gaeilge and what is planned for the rest of the year here.