Welcome to Gaelic Belfast

Belfast is a vibrant and energetic city, full of culture and craic, and this guide is provided for any and all of you who are thinking of visiting us.

Here you will find information about the city's Gaelic culture, it's Irish medium schools, it's media, cultural and language groups, along with a guide to where to find us if you fancy a night out. Enjoy your trip!

Below is a list of the topics covered. It is intended to be as up-to-date as possible, and will therefore be revised as often as possible or necessary.

Should you find anything missing, inaccurate or misleading in this information - we want to know about it!, for your sake (and in case we're missing out). Contact us by e-mailing Colm at the address on the left.

We would welcome your opinions, recommendations, or even just "Hello!".


Since the telephone code for Belfast varies according to where you are phoning from, codes have been omitted throughout this guide. To find the appropriate code for your area, follow this guide:

For calls from within the Six Counties, but outside Belfast, the code is (01232).

For calls from the 26 Counties, the code is (080 1232).

For calls from all other areas, the code is (your code for international calls) (+ 44 1232).


We owe a great debt of thanks to the following people and groups for their help in producing this guide, and also for ensuring that there is a Gaelic culture and community in Belfast worth describing:

Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle agus Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Seán Mac Suibhne, Cathal Ó Donnghaile, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Cathain and Bréag, Éamonn Ó Faogáin

Leanaigí leis an dea-obair!