Turas” meaning journey or pilgrimage in both Irish Gaelige and Scots Gàidhlig is an Irish language project which aims to connect people from Protestant communities to their own history with the Irish language. Turas is based on the belief that the language belongs to everyone and that it can be a mechanism of reconciliation. 
Monday 
10am – 12 Post Beginners Class 
10am– 12 Upper Intermediate Class 
 
Tuesday 
10am - 12 Intermediate Conversation Class 
6 – 7pm Singing Class 
7 - 9pm Grammar Class (Dundonald High School) 
7 – 9pm Step 3 Exam Class 
7 – 9pm Total Beginners Class 
 
Wednesday 
4.30 – 5.30pm Family Class 
7 – 9pm Post Beginners 
7 - 9pm Advanced Conversation Class 
 
Thursday 
7 - 9pm GCSE Irish 
7 - 9pm Ardrang Comhrá 
 
Friday 
10am – 12 Total Beginners Class 
10am -12 Intermediate Class 
 
Saturday 
11 - 1 Intermediate Conversation Class. 
Walking Group meet the last Sunday of every month at 10am in Skainos. Transport provided tfrom Skainos to the various destinations. All welcome. 
 
Cairde Turas Fundraiser 
Friday 30th November in Excelsior Cinema Comber the showing of 'The Odd Man Out'. Cost £10 which includes transport from Skainos and refreshments. . Bus leaves Skainos at 6.45pm, film starts 8pm. Booking essential. 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 
7 - 8.30pm Set Dancing  
Cost £4 
 
Wednesday 
6 - 7pm Children's Irish Dancing  
Cost £3 
 
Thursday 
2 - 3pm Tin Whistle (Improvers) 
7 - 8pm Tin Whistle (Beginners) 
Cost £4 
 
Turas is both an Irish word meaning journey and an apt description of the objectives of the Turas project. Turas aims to support people from Protestant communities on their journey to the Irish language. Cairde Turas, which means friends of Turas, is a group of Turas learners and friends who have come together to support its aims, through providing practical support, fundraising and promoting its activities. 
 
Find out more at www.cairdeturas.com/ 
 
Heritage Sessions 
 
Turas provides workshops and talks on the historic links between Protestants and the Irish language, as well as discussions around the relevance of the language in present-day society. The project also facilitates periodic talks on a range of other topics related to language and culture. For details, please contact Linda. 
 
Turas project leader Linda Ervine can be contacted on  
028 90458560 
 

RECENT NEWS 

 
On Sunday 18th November, with support from Conradh na Gaeilge, a plaque to the memory of John Feely was unveiled in the Skainos Centre. 
 
John Feely was one of the most influential of the small band of Methodist horseback preachers who evangelised throughout Ireland, in the 19th century preaching in the Irish Language. He was born in Sligo in 1801 and died in Belfast in 1860. 
 
In 2011, when the Skainos building in East Belfast was being constructed, a long-forgotten cemetery was uncovered. This led to the discovery of John Feely’s grave. Little was known about him at the time and the discovery was quickly forgotten about. However, the establishment of Turas, the Irish language project of EBM, led to renewed interest in his life and work and in particular, his contribution to the Irish language. 
 
 
 
 
Reverend Roddie unveiling the plaque. Photo courtesy of Mark Doherty. 
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