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Comhairle na Gàidhlig

The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia

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

Naidheachd | News
1) Beinn Mhàbu Job Opportunities
2) Gaelic Affairs Programming
3) Calling all Gaelic Students 

Céilidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs
1) In the footsteps of Our Ancestors (New Date)
3) Gaelic Conversation Group

Clasaichean Beò | Live Clases
1) Oidhche Shamhna Ghàidhealach | Halloween Gaelic Weekend
2) Cape Breton Stepdance Lessons

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

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

Naidheachd | News

Work Opportunities!
We're building something special in Mabou, and you can be part of it! Our course lecturer positions are now open to applicants. Individuals are encouraged to apply to multiple positions under one application according to their experience and skill set. See the specific opportunities HERE.

For more information and to apply, please contact Applications must be received by October 14, 2022.
Gaelic Affairs Programs
Gaelic Affairs Programming for Gaelic Learners in Nova Scotia is now open for applications. Click the links below to find out more.

Mentorship Programs:


Scotland Bursary: HERE
Calling all Gaelic Students!
This upcoming fall will mark the 50th anniversary of the Gaelic language instruction program which began in 1972 in Nova Scotian schools. It was a pilot program introduced in seven schools in Inverness County and later saw Gaelic language instruction earn equal status to all other Nova Scotia public school courses. The Mabou Gaelic & Historical Society is organizing an event to commemorate the success of this initial program and its impact on students over its five decade tenure. The Gaelic language has such a rich history in our communities and this program was a means for many to bridge their present to their family’s past and reinvigorate what was once so commonplace. 

It’s our goal to celebrate the program, its initial instructors and provide an opportunity for students of the program to share its impact. Our hope is to welcome students to participate in the evening’s discussion and provide the perspective of the student. If you took any of these Gaelic courses and felt they enriched your life or your career in a special way, we would love to hear from you. Send an email to

Céidhlidhean Beò | Live Céilidhs

In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors (New Date)

We are so excited to be hosting a gathering at the Saint Ninian Pioneer Cemetery on Oct 8! Special thanks to the Gaelic Narrative Project and the Saint Ninian Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Committee for their contributions to this event. Come one and all for a discussion of Gaelic culture and our connections to those who founded this place we call home.
Gaelic Conversation Group 
Scottish Gaelic conversation group hosted by Emily McEwan. Meeting weekly at 6:30 pm at The Cottage Café - An Teachín, Paddler's Cove, 300 Prince Albert Rd, Dartmouth, NS. Drinks & snacks can be purchased at the café. (If you don't see us outside on the patio, knock on the door!)

We've set this up as a weekly event, but please double-check the listing HERE each week before coming! We might have to cancel a few here & there.

Clasaichean Beò | Live Classes

Oidhche Shamhna Gàidhealach
Halloween Gaelic Weekend 
This weekend explores Gaelic traditions and customs around Oidhche Shamna/Halloween including fuarag, pumpkin/turnip carving, and spooky storytelling around the fire. Gaelic classes are available for all ages and levels.
Lili Watson – Youth (Age 7 – 14)
Joyce MacDonald – Beginner
Angus MacLeod – Intermediate
Hector MacNeil – Advanced 

For more information and to register: HERE
Also, there will be a book launch that is open to the public for Dorsan & Finn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge held at 6:30pm in MacKenzie Hall on Saturday, October 22nd.
Cape Breton Stepdance Lessons

Hey HRM folks! Come out and try a class in Cape Breton Stepdance! Lots of fun and great exercise... classes are filling up quickly!

For more information and to register: HERE

Céidhlidhean Air Loidhne | Online Céilidhs

Highland Village is hosting upcoming pop-up Gàidhealtachd, the dates are June 24th, July 8th, August 5th, September 16th, October 21st, and are resuming their weekly pop-ups in November.

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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Canada  B0C 1H0

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