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Mother Tongues Festival

The Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. Our mission is to showcase Ireland’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry through the use of the multiple languages spoken in the country and to enable people to connect while engaging in diverse creative experiences. The festival shows that multilingualism is not a barrier, but a reason to get together and celebrate. 

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Language Explorers
Activity book

Learning about languages is an adventure. And sometimes the biggest adventures can happen right from the comfiest spots in our homes!
With the Language Explorers Activity book, you can take a journey with your child and discover and learn about the wonderful world of languages!
Whether you’re part of a bilingual or multilingual family, living away from home, or want to give your child a head start on learning a new language, the Language Explorer’s Activity book is a great tool to add to your family’s bookshelves. 

Become a member

Being Ireland’s largest organisation focusing on childhood bilingualism, we connect a large community of parents and educators.
Mother Tongues Members have access to a hub of online and downloadable resources, professional training and a space for a parent community to access educational videos, guides and courses.
By joining Mother Tongues, thousands of parents have formed lifelong friendships and found support through connecting with speakers of their language. 

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