Seachtain na Gaeilge is seeking groups from every part of the world to take part in a record attempt entitled Comhrá ’14 to achieve the longest Irish language conversation in the world from 5 - 12 October 2014.
Comhrá ’14 will take on the challenge for the world record for the longest Irish language conversation in the world by linking a sequence of Irish conversation circles from all over the world during this particular week. Each group will hold an hour long conversation and, using the internet, the various groups will link up as Comhrá ’14 streams live on for the entire duration. As well as this, the wider public will have the opportunity to interact with participants through Twitter using the hash tag #comhra.
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí, Seachtain na Gaeilge Manager said: “Comhrá 24/7 was held for Bliain na Gaeilge 2013 and the world record was achieved for a 168 hour long Irish conversation. We hope to build on this record and break it with 169 hours this year! As well as that, it’s a brilliant way of encouraging people and groups who are interested in using Irish and linking with similar groups around the world to celebrate the language in an original and fun way.”
The organisers of Comhrá ’14 are looking for groups to take responsibility of an hour each (or more), therefore if you or your local conversation group are interested in taking part in the longest continuous Irish conversation ever, send the date and time that your group would like to host to or call the Seachtain na Gaeilge office at +353 (0)1 4757401.
Some groups have already booked their times so be sure to book as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. You can look at the challenge timetable on for more information on the available time slots. Each participating group will receive a support pack with ideas and themes to help them with their conversation.
A video on shows some of the highlights of Comhrá 24/7 and is a great resource to show and encourage people in your community to take part in the world record attempt in 2014.
Comhrá ’14 hopes to include conversation circles by Conradh na Gaeilge branches, Irish language committees, schools, cultural organisations, youth clubs, national and local authorities, and more besides. More information on Comhrá ’14 is available on the Seachtain na Gaeilge website on
Brenda Ní Ghairbhí
Manager, Seachtain na Gaeilge
+353 (0)86 3649776 / +353 (0)1 4757401
Sinéad Ní Dhomhnaill
Support Officer, Seachtain na Gaeilge
+353 (0)86 1955515 / +353 (0)1 4757401
Seachtain na Gaeilge is an international festival which runs in March every year to promote the Irish language and culture in Ireland and abroad. Conradh na Gaeilge set up the festival in 1902. The festival has gained a lot of momentum in recent years and is now one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture each year. Seachtain na Gaeilge gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy Irish, whether you are a native speaker, learner or have a cúpla focal.  Community groups, schools, local authorities, libraries, cultural, sport and music organisations and more register events with Seachtain na Gaeilge each year. This coming year’s festival will run from 1 - 17 March 2015. Seachtain na Gaeilge is grateful to Foras na Gaeilge, the festival's primary funder, for its support of the festival each year.
Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community working to promote the language. There are over 180 branches of Conradh na Gaeilge and since its foundation in 1893, members of the Conradh have been actively promoting Irish in every aspect of life in Ireland and especially its use in their own areas. Conraitheoirí are at the forefront of campaigns to secure and strengthen the rights of the Irish language community. It is also possible to register as an individual member of the Conradh. Conradh na Gaeilge runs Irish-language courses in Dublin, Galway, Mayo, Tipperary, Newry and other locations across Ireland.

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