Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise (the Irish Guild of the Church) is delighted to announce that it has secured funding from Foras na Gaeilge to employ a full-time Irish Language Development Officer for the Cumann. Under the title "Towards 2014: Promoting the Irish language within the Community of the Church of Ireland", this project will secure the future of the Cumann as it approaches the 100th anniversary of its foundation in the year 2014.
This will be a three year contract. Applications for the position (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) are being accepted until Wednesday, 15 December, and interviews will be held on 22 December. Further information is available on the website www.cumanngaelachnaheaglaise.blogspot.com or can be obtained by e-mailing email@example.com The new officer will be working in the Church of Ireland community throughout the island to promote the language.
The Irish Guild of the Church was founded in 1914 to (1) promote all that tends to preserve within the Church of Ireland the spirit of the ancient Celtic Church and to provide a bond of union for all members of the Church of Ireland inspired with Irish ideals, (2) promote the use of the Irish language in the Church, (3) collect from Irish sources suitable hymns and other devotional literature, (4) encourage the use of Irish art and music in the Church.
The Guild organises regular services as follows: The second Sunday each month (except July and August) at 8.30 am – Holy Communion in the chapel of the Church of Ireland College of Education, 96 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6; the fourth Sunday each month (except June, July, August and December) at 5 pm – Holy Communion in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8. An interdenominational Service is also organised during the Octave of Christian Unity in January in Christ Church Cathedral. Services are organised in other places throughout the country from time to time – for example, St Patrick’s Day, festivals. The Irish Guild of the Church supports Irish language services in Christ Church Cathedral on certain occasions when Evensong is sung by the Cathedral choir.