#parkrunabú! grew out of an initiative where Oireachtas na Gaeilge encouraged Irish speaking parkrunners to wear wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (I Speak Irish) , so that they could identify other Irish speakers and chat to them during parkrun. Such was the demand for these that Oireachtas invited parkruns to host Irish language friendly events. There have already been eight such events throughout the country so far this year, and nine more are planned.
Families will be made particularly welcome at the #parkrunabú! in Carlow Town on 25 May, where there will be a bouncy castle and Wibbly Wobbly Wendy will provide entertainment for the kids with face painting and a disco. There will also be a special event for children at the junior parkrun in Albert College in Dublin on 9 June.
18 May – Clonbur Woods
25 May – Carlow Town
9 June - junior parkrun Albert Park, Dublin
22 June – Falls Park, Belfast
27 July – Fr. Collins Park, Dublin
17 & 24 August – Erris, Mayo
21 September – Dundalk, Louth
2 November – Corkagh Park, Dublin
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