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Kaneen Bursary: 2018

Kaneen Bursaries 2018 

for young fluent speakers of Manx Gaelic


Culture Vannin is pleased to invite applications from young fluent speakers of Manx Gaelic aged 18-30 to attend a summer school in Irish language and culture run by Oideas Gael in Donegal during the summer of 2018. Two bursaries will be available and will cover all travel and accommodation costs to the selected summer school on confirmation of a place, to a set maximum.

Bursary holders will be expected to write or record a blog in Manx Gaelic on their return.

Manxman and academic, Professor Brian Kaneen was a professor and lecturer in German and Linguistics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. A keen supporter of Esperanto, these bursaries reflect his wish to develop a wider understanding of the Gaelic continuum amongst young Manx speakers.

The courses run from Saturday to Saturday most weeks in July and August and the Language and Culture course from 21st-28th July.

Applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

·         Aged 18-30

·         Resident in the Isle of Man (this includes those resident in the IOM but studying in the UK, Ireland or elsewhere).

·         Fluent speaker of Manx (minimum TCG or equivalent)

To apply, please fill in the application form available from who is the contact if further information is required.