Cearcaill na Gàidhlig, North Lanark & Northern Ireland

The North Lanark group, Cearcall na Gàidhlig runs a weekly drop in centre with activities for children and classes and events for adults. It serves Gaelic speakers and learners in Coatbridge and Airdrie, and has links to the large Gaelic-medium unit in Condorrat.

In 2008 Colmcille supported parents from Cearcall na Gàidhlig to attend Scoil Samhraidh Mhic Reachtain, a week-long summer school in Belfast. Encouraged by a thriving Gaelic language scene in an urban area not unlike their own, the Lanark parents have continued links with the Northern Irish community, with Irish speakers from Downpatrick, Belfast and North Lanark taking part in further exchange visits.