Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week), the largest Irish festival in the world, will run for an extra long period from March 1 to 17 this year.

The public is invited to participate in the festival by attending Irish-language events at home and abroad and using their Irish in any way they can this March.

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia 2024 was launched last week at a special event in Blanchardstown Centre, in Dublin, with music, fun, and events for all the family to kick off this year’s festival.

Gráinne Seoige, Kayleigh Trappe, and Aindriú de Paor were previously announced as ambassadors for the week that aims to promote celebrating the Irish language and encouraging its use.

Seachtain na Gaeilge, first held in 1902, is organized by Conradh na Gaeilge with the support of Foras na Gaeilge and Energia. Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries. The festival allows everyone to enjoy Irish, whether you are a fluent speaker, learner or have a cúpla focal, with a calendar of entertaining events for every type of interest and every age group.

Speaking at the launch, Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Manager of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, said “Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is a great opportunity for the public to use, practice and learn Irish together.

"We encourage the public to seize the opportunity to use their Irish during Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia this year. We are delighted to launch Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia here in Blanchardstown Centre today and we can’t wait to see events take place across Ireland and further afield from 1-17 March 2024."

Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn, the Chairperson of Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia said "I’d like to thank the team here in the Blachardstown Centre for all their work on the event as well as Craobh Pobal 15 of Conradh na Gaeilge, for helping us launch the biggest Irish-language festival in the world. Community groups are the heart of the Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, and the festival would not exist without the fantastic work they put in every year."

How can I take part in Seachtain na Gaeilge

There are loads of ways in which you can take part in the festival. Full resources can be found here

  • Organize an event for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
  • Attend an event for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
  • Use more Irish from day to day, at home, with your friends, on the phone, in your e-mails and social media posts.
  • Watch some of the TV programs, listen to the radio shows and read the newspapers that will be covering the festival and the Irish language in general.

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia runs from 1-17 March 2024, with Irish language events taking place throughout Ireland and around the world. #SnaG24 events can be registered and explored at Further information at