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Anns an eagran seo... | In this edition...

Naidheachd | News
1) Mìos nan Gàidheal
2) Gaelic Business Initiative 
3) Halifax Celtic Festival Save the Date
4) Sister Margaret MacDonell Prize in Gaelic Poetry
5) Hector 250 Save the Date and Call for Volunteers

Céilidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs
1) Port no Dhà | A Tune or Two
2) Taigh Céilidh na Bealltuinne
3) Spring Pop-Up Gàidhealtachds
4) Caidreabh an t-Seanchais

Clasaichean Beò | Live Clases
1) Gaelic Language Day at Àite nan Gàidheal
2) Milling Frolic at Àite nan Gàidheal
3) Gaelic College Summer Programming
4) Say Yes to Gaelic: Beginners Classes in Antigonish
5) Tunnagan Beaga
6) Seinn O Seinn

Céilidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs
1) Pop-up Gàidhealtachd - The Highland Village

Clasaichean air Loidhne | Online Classes
1) Gaelic Online 

Gàidhlig air an Rèidio | Gaelic on the Radio
1) Gaelic on CBFM 
2) Gaelic Nova Scotia Station
3) Aiseirigh nan Gàidheal

Naidheachd | News

Mìos nan Gàidheal 

Get in touch and submit your events for Mìos nan Gàidheal's official calendar

For more information see our Facebook Page HERE

You can also access event registration forms on our website HERE
Gaelic Business Initiative

Let your opinion be known and  FILL OUT THE SURVAY HERE
Halifax Celtic Festival 2023

Save the date, April 19th-23rd.



Call for VENDORS


Gaelic Poetry Competition: Annual Margaret MacDonell Prize in Gaelic Poetry, 2023  

The Department of Celtic Studies at St Francis Xavier University, in partnership with the  Clan Donald Trust forthe Gaelic Performing Arts, is pleased to announce once again the annual Gaelic poetry competition named in honour of Sister Margaret MacDonell, CND.  Sister MacDonell was born in Cape Breton where she was raised with Gaelic as her first language. She has a PhD in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University and is professor emerita, and formerly head, of Celtic Studies at St Francis Xavier University.

Please send submissions by email to the Chair of the Department of Celtic Studies at StFX, Dr Ranke de Vries by the 1st of May 2023. The top three submissions will be selected anonymously byadjudication panel. As there is already a poetry contest sponsored by the Clan Donald Trust in Scotland (the Macdonald of Sleat Poetry Prize), this competition is intended primarily for people in North America. Only one submission per person will be accepted Previously unpublished poems only please.

Winners will be announced in May, Gaelic Month in Nova Scotia. First prize: $500; second prize: $250; third prize: $100. By submitting, authors agree to have their poems potentially published in a future collection of winning poems.

Call for Volunteers  

Just six months from today we will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the landing of the you want to be involved? Looking for volunteers for the weekend of September 15-17, 2023. Send a note to to be on our volunteer list.

Céidhlidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs

Port no Dhà | A Tune or Two

Save the date for upcoming sessions: Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, Mar. 9, Mar. 23

Mabou Gaelic & Historical Society recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians

Taigh Céilidh na Bealltuinne

Thigibh gu Taigh Chéilidh far an comharraich sinn na Bealltuinne còmhla agus, ionnsaichibh tuilleadh mu dheidhinn Freumh is Fàs!

Tuilleadh fios ri tighinn!

Come out to a Taigh Ceilidh to mark Beltane and learn more about Freumh is Fàs!

More details to come!

Pop-Up Gàidhealtachdan ann an

Saturday Morning Sessions
March 25, April 22, May 13 8:00 - 10:00 @ Café Larà (Agricola St.)

Monday Happy Hour Sessions
April 10, May 1, May 22 4:00 - 6:00 @ Old Triangle (Prince St.)
Caidreamh an t-Seanchais

Bidh Caidreabh an t-Seanchais 'ga chumail a-rithist am bliadhna air an 27mh latha dhen Chéitean!  Bidh nas motha eòlais tighinn gu luath!

Clasaichean Beò | Live Classes

Gaelic Language Day at Àite nan Gàidheal

 Gaelic Language Day at Àite nan Gàidheal (located inside the Highland Mall in New Glasgow) with Stacey MacLean on March 25th from 10-3pm.
Beginners and all levels welcome. Tea/coffee provided. $35/day
E-mail to pre-register or additional information.

Milling Frolic at Àite nan Gàidheal

Milling Frolic Workshop with Robyn Carrigan 
April 22, 10-3pm at Àite nan Gàidheal, New Glasgow
$35/day, coffee tea provided, lunch on your own.

E-mail to pre-register or additional information.

Gaelic College Summer Programming

It may be a chilly March morning here in St. Ann's, but we're already looking forward to the warm and fun-filled days of summer - and we're hoping we'll get to ceilidh with you here again! Our youth and adult session registration opened March 1 at 12pm AST. Make plans now! #LearnWithUs

Say Yes to Gaelic
We are so excited to offer an introductory Gaelic course on the weekend of March 18-19th! Whether you're completely new to Gaelic or whether you know a few phrases, this course will be a perfect way to build a foundation in Gaelic speaking. All ages are welcome, so no matter your age, if you are interested in learning Gaelic then this is the course for you!
Space will be limited, so if you are interested don't delay, contact Dan Cochrane at or by phoning 9028634275 to ensure your spot is booked! 

Thank you so much to Brooklyn Ehler, Madison Furlotte, and Mairi Parr for lending their knowledge and experience to this wonderful opportunity, and to Oifis Iomairtean na Gàidhlig / Office of Gaelic Affairs for lending their financial support!
Tunnagan beaga

Little Ducks Playgroup with Brittany Rankin MacDonald. 

Learn Gaelic language through songs, play, stories and rhyme. 

Designed for early learners, all ages welcome!

Tuesdays at 10:30am
8 week session starting April 4
Beddeck Library

Clasaichean Air Loidhne | Online Classes

Gaelic Online

Register HERE

Céidhlidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs

The Highland Village is hosting a weekly pop-up Gàidhealtachd! They will be held at noon on Fridays.

Click here for more information.

Gàidhlig air an Rèidio | Gaelic on the Radio

CBFM has Feasgar còmhla ri Cailean Dòmhnullach! The show will be in Gaelic and will run Monday-Friday evenings from 7-9! Colin is the Director of Gaelic at Colaisde na Gàidhlig and the show starts Monday evening!

Listen in HERE 


Gaelic Nova Scotia Station

The Gaelic Nova Scotia Station will be on Saturday mornings at 8:00 am

97.5 Community Radio in Kwipew

Listen live at to hear conversations, music, and the voices and views of Nova Scotia's Gaelic community.

Aiseirigh Nan Gàidheal 

Listen in to this long running bilingual (Gaelic and English) radio program live at 6pm-7pm on Saturdays!

listen live at this LINK!

Comhairle na Gàidhlig would like to thank the North British Society Charitable Trust for their generous support of this newsletter.

To view more information on the Trust, please visit their website HERE.
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P.O. Box 80
Englishtown, NS  
Canada  B0C 1H0

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