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(Preliminary Information – please check over the next few days for further updates 30/3/05)

An Comann Ceilteach. Coinneamh Bhliadhnail ‘05

The Celtic League Annual General Meeting ‘05

 

Date: To be held on FRIDAY 12 - SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 2005

Ceann-la: DIHAOINE 12mh - DI-DOMHNAICH 14mh LUNASDAL 2005

 

Venue: At Sabhal Mor Ostaig (“The Gaelic College”), Teangue, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach (Isle of Skye)

Ląthair: Aig SMO ann an Sleite, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, Alba

 

Getting to and from SMO - a' Siubhail gu SMO

Tha duilleag eile air a' cuspair seo, tha ceangail aig bun na duilleige.

There is a separate page for this information, please see bottom.

 

Provisional Timetable/Clar-ama

 

12/8 Fri. Eve/Di-h f. - Informal get together of delegates & possible lectures on the history/culture/politics of Alba

 

Cruinneachadh neo-fhoirmeil agus ‘s docha oraidean air iomadh cuspairean mar cultar, eachdraidh agus poileataigs.

 

13/8 Sat. All day/Di-Sa fad n. L. - AGM business/Coinneamh (CL members only!)

 

Sat. Eve. /Di-Sa f. Orain 7 Ceol/Music and song, Ceilidh

 

“Blas na Gaidhealtachd” (A “Taste” of Scottish Gaelic culture - an informal night)

 

Singers and musicians from ALL Celtic countries are welcome to join in!

Cuiridh sinn failte air luchd-ciuil Ceilteach sam bith!

 

14/8 Sun pm/Di-D f. - Guided tours - some of our Scottish members will show delegates/friends round some cultural sites in Sleite.

 

There are also some “Summer School” courses held at the college from Mon-Fri on the weeks before and after the AGM weekend. These include Gaidhlig (all levels), Scottish Gaelic song workshops (with Christine Primrose), Clarsach (Scots harp) and Piping.

 

Further info on this can be found among the links at the bottom of the page.

 

Highlights

 

The area contains including some of the highest mountains in Scotland, Norse sites, castles (including one where Cuchulainn is said to have stayed!), the Clan Donald centre (with heavy horse rides). It is also possible to take in the world famous Eilean Donan castle on the way to the college, which has featured in many films from “Highlander” to James Bond.

 

Accomodation/Aite-fuirich

Accomodation in the college’s halls of residence is available, with views out to the Sound of Sleat (sea), Morar, and mountainscapes.

 

Special rate for CL participants is £30 per night for a single room, and £25 per night per person, for two people sharing a twin room.

 

Musicians are especially encouraged to come along.

 

The price includes a contribution for the musical entertainment, meeting facilities, and the tours. For more information:

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

Les Mac an Ultaigh,

1 Tomair,

Baile Ailein/Balallan,

Eilean Leodhas/Isle of Lewis,

HS2 9PP

ALBA

(please include SAE). Details will also be sent out to national secretaries.

 

Email/Post-d: lesgael@aol.com

Phone/Fax-Fon/Facs:

(UK & IOM): 01851 830433 (Ann an RA 7 Manainn)

(Irish Republic, Breizh etc:) +44-1851-830433 ( ann am Poblachd na h-Eireann/Breizh 7c)

 

Some further information:

1)Getting to and from SMO - a' Siubhail gu SMO:

http://alba-branch.tripod.com/id7.html

 

2) Available courses

http://alba-branch.tripod.com/id8.html

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