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02 May 2017

Local Irish language community development cooperative, CAIRDE Teo, is hosting a family picnic in the grounds of Benburb Servite Priory at 12.30pm on Saturday 13 May in conjunction with Glór na nGael. 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 in the tranquil setting of Benburb Priory. As well as the picnic, there will be plenty of fun and games, a short tour of the beautiful grounds of the Priory and a visit to the impressive Benburb Castle, which was built in 1611 overlooking the River Blackwater. The day will culminate in a walk along the bank of the river and crossing the charming white metal bridge which joins together counties Tyrone and Armagh.

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, as well as coordinating a weekly Irish medium youth club and annual summer camp, Campa Mhacha. 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.