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An interview with Pat Kenny

On 13th February Francesca and Claudia from Mother Tongues were interviewed by Pat Kenny. Claudia and Domenico talked about their experience of raising a trilingual daughter with English, German and Italian, and Francesca discussed some of the advantages of bilingualism and gave an overview of what will happen during the Mother Tongues Festival. You can … Continue reading An interview with Pat Kenny

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The Prince Who Married A Frog – Tales from Around The World

Mother Tongues Festival 2018 and Poetry Ireland present bilingual storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder in an event for all the family. Es war einmal . . . In this bilingual storytelling session German storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder will take her audience all around the world. Drawing on mythology and folklore from many different cultures, Simone will enchant you with … Continue reading The Prince Who Married A Frog – Tales from Around The World

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Volunteers wanted!

Mother Tongues is looking for volunteers to assist during the Mother Tongues Festival (24th February 2018, Outhouse, 105 Capel street, Dublin1). To apply, please fill in THIS FORM. Deadline is NOW 5th February. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to participate in the first multilingual Festival in Ireland!

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Goodbye to an eventful 2017!

  We are very close to the end of 2017, and I feel it is time to reflect on all the achievements of this very exciting year. How did it all start? On a cold January day, after an inspiring chat with a colleague from Trinity College, I decided to restart a previous project which … Continue reading Goodbye to an eventful 2017!

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Mother Tongues Festival awarded the European Year of Cultural Heritage label

We are delighted to have been awarded the European Year of Cultural Heritage label! 2018 has been designated as the European Year of Cultural Heritage by the European Commission. The initiative is designed to be truly European, with activities taking place at all levels: European, national, regional and local. The Year aims to involve all … Continue reading Mother Tongues Festival awarded the European Year of Cultural Heritage label

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Fundit campaign in support of Mother Tongues Festival

Mother Tongues needs your support to host its first festival which will take place on the 24th of February 2018 on UNESCO International Mother Language Day, in the Outhouse, Capel Street, Dublin 1. The festival features a dynamic programme of performances from across the arts and sciences - visual arts, dance, music, poetry, scientific workshops, theatre, … Continue reading Fundit campaign in support of Mother Tongues Festival

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Internship opportunity!

Mother Tongues is looking for interns to assist with the PR and Sponsorship duties for Mother Tongues and the Mother Tongues Festival. What you will learn: You will learn to work collaboratively with an international team, to market products to companies of all sizes, to use social media in the promotion of language and of arts … Continue reading Internship opportunity!

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Would you like to sponsor the first Mother Tongues Festival?

To celebrate UNESCO International Mother Language Day, and the first birthday of Mother Tongues, we will host the first Mother Tongues Festival. The Mother Tongues Festival will take place on 24th February 2018, and it will be a celebration of Ireland’s linguistic diversity, with performances and workshops in many different languages. Find out more about … Continue reading Would you like to sponsor the first Mother Tongues Festival?

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European Day of Languages

Happy European Day of Languages! Have you celebrated it speaking all the languages you know? What's European Day of Languages about? The European Day of Languages is a yearly event held on 26 September. It celebrates the linguistic diversity of a continent with over 200 European languages 24 official EU languages about 60 regional/minority languages and many more spoken by people from other parts … Continue reading European Day of Languages