An online event brought communities on three different continents together for 74 continuous hours of Irish-language conversation. 

Comhrá '23, a Conradh na Gaeilge initiative to promote the Irish language, began at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, October 9, and continued for 74 hours until 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 12. 

The event, which was celebrating its 10th year, came to a close in Toronto on Thursday after traveling "125,000 km around the world", Conradh na Gaeilge said in a statement. 

Brónagh Fusco, Comhrá ‘23 Coordinator, described the event as a success, giving people the opportunity to use the Irish language in a unique way. 

"We had great success achieving the aim of this year’s campaign to spark conversations as Gaeilge in Ireland and worldwide with Comhrá '23. Friendships were created, connections were made between groups, and the public was given an opportunity to use the Irish language in a unique and creative way," Fusco said in a statement. 

Pa Sheehan from Craobh Toronto of Conradh na Gaeilge said the group has taken part in the event for several years and described Comhrá as an opportunity to connect with Irish speakers around the world and to promote the Irish language in Toronto. 

"We'd like to congratulate everyone who took part in Comhrá this year and helped to convey the global importance of Irish, sharing love for our language with the wider community," Sheehan said. 

A total of 58 groups took part in the event this year, including Cumann Gaelach DCU. 

Carla Ní Raghallaigh, secretary of the organization, said the event provides an opportunity to connect with people through the Irish language. 

"It was a privilege to join other college societies in a group effort to continue a non-stop conversation, not only in Ireland but around the world," Ní Raghallaigh said.