Join the GAA #TrasnaNadTonnta conversation
Tá Trasna na dTonnta ar ais! #TrasnaNadTonnta is back again between 6-10th of December and the GAA invites overseas clubs and members as well Irish based clubs to join in the conversation. No matter where you are in the world, we would love to hear from you via #TrasnaNadTonnta.
All you have to do is send a tweet or an Instagram post ‘as Gaeilge’ to the hashtag #TrasnaNadTonnta. You could post something as simple as ‘Dia duit agus beannachtaí ó CLG Sydney’ to the world or a simple ‘Connemara Gaels abú!’.
The aim of #TrasnaNadTonnta is to offer people worldwide the opportunity to come together for an online conversation with the Irish language at the heart of the engagement. For the next 5 days, we are inviting people from GAA clubs all around the globe to use whatever Irish they have, to post a message on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #TrasnaNadTonnta.
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Labhrás Mac Cárthaigh, said;
‘There are GAA clubs based all over the world and these clubs provide Irish people abroad with a great outlet to stay connected with home. We in the GAA are very proud that so many people abroad play our games. Through this scheme Trasna na dTonnta people have an opportunity to realise another aim of the GAA by using their ‘cúpla focal’ as part of an international conversation. People could use this as an opportunity to tell us about their clubs abroad. It doesn’t matter if you are a fluent speaker or just have a ‘cúpla focal’. Let us know how you are getting on by tweeting to #TrasnaNadTonnta and let us know where in the world you are. Úsáidigí bhur gcuid cúpla focal le linn Trasna na dTonnta!’
Cathaoirleach Choiste Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, Gráinne McElwain, said:
'The past 20 months has shown us the importance of connection and the #TrasnaNadtonnta campaign is another way for us to connect, this time with our language. It is an opportunity for Gaels not only here in Ireland but around the world to start and continue a conversation in our native language, whether that is as a fluent speaker or someone with a cúpla focal. The Irish language is an integral part of the GAA and we look forward to seeing and sharing ár dteanga ar fud na cruinne. Is leatsa í. Bain triail as.'
The #TrasnaNadTonnta campaign was first launched by the Ireland Canada University Foundation in 2017, and it has been going from strength to strength since. One of the biggest highlights of the campaign throughout these four years was in 2019, with a record breaking number of tweets from 102 countries reaching 6 million people around the globe. This year, we are looking to connect with more people than ever in this global celebration of the Irish language.
The aim of the campaign is to engage Irish language speakers; ranging from complete beginners, those who have a rusty ‘cúpla focal’ (English: a few words) to those who are fluent or native speakers, to come together online with the Irish language at the heart of the engagement. We welcome and encourage participation from every corner of the world, in celebration of this thriving minority language. We greatly look forward to tweets and posts from the Irish diaspora near and far, throughout the week of the campaign, tagging @Trasna21 on Twitter and @trasnanadtonnta on Instagram.
Do chlub, do chontae, do thír, do Ghaeilge!