BEO was set to take place on the 3rd of March but had to be postponed until the 14th of April because of the 'Beast from the East'. We, at Ógras, only see the silver lining as it gives us more time to prepare our colorful, creative banner for the parade! Ógras/Bliain na Gaeilge have facilitated banner-making kits to the clubs, and everyone is welcome to make a banner for us to display at the parade - even if the club can't attend the event. If you would like a banner-making kit and haven't received one, get in touch. We can also help with arranging buses for clubs, so contact your local Development Officer to organise a bus for your local clubs.
Na Gaeil will come together to celebrate the Irish language and to express their pride in it.
This will be a historical event, with over 4,000, young and old expected to attend this celebration on the streets of Dublin. It gives us the opportunity to come together to celebrate our native tongue, as well as the opportunity to recognise the liveliness, community, heritage, culture, and the future of the language.
The parade will go from the north of the city to the south, where there will be a stage where music, speeches and entertainment will take place.There will be schools, Irish language and Gaeltacht groups, sports clubs, third level societies, community groups and families taking part. To get the latest info on BEO, make sure to keep an eye on Bliain na Gaeilge social media pages, where the information will be spread as it is received.