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22 Jul 2016

Local Irish language community development organisation, CAIRDE Teo is hosting a family picnic at Navan Centre and Fort at 1.30pm on Saturday 30 July. The picnic is aimed at children from local Gaelscoileanna and their families to encourage children and young people to use the Irish language outside of the classroom and to give parents the opportunity to come together and share ideas and tips about raising children in a bilingual environment.

Families are encouraged to bring along their own picnics and join the fun at the Navan Centre. The picnic will also coincide with the arrival of Stevey McGeown back in Armagh, as he completes his mammoth challenge of 60 ultra marathons over 60 days. Stevey, who is the father of Bunscoil na mBráithre Críostaí pupils Ben, Harry and Katie, has spent the past couple of months running daily ultra marathons around Ireland to raise funds for the Keith Duffy Foundation for autism awareness. Families are invited to welcome Stevey as he runs to Navan Fort, before finishing his epic adventure at the Mall in Armagh. Voluntary donations to this worthy cause would be welcome.

If you are a parent of children from local Irish medium schools and you would like to attend the picnic, you can contact Seán in the Irish language gift shop, Cult Úr, located in the Eurospar shopping centre or on or 028 3751 5229. Cairde Teo organises various family events to support children attending local Irish medium schools. If you are interested in raising your family through the medium of Irish or in learning Irish, call in to the Cairde Teo office for advice and information on the many benefits of a bilingual upbringing and education.