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# gaeltacht - Friday 29 June, 2018

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish

The government is today launching its five-year Irish Language plan which has a focus on early child education.

# gaeltacht - Friday 23 February, 2018

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

# gaeltacht - Monday 19 February, 2018

Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

McDonagh’s father grew up in Lettermullan in the Gaeltacht region of Galway.

# gaeltacht - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'

The census shows a big increase in the number of daily speakers of Irish in Dublin. We’re not demanding anything. We’re just saying that we exist, writes Osgur Ó Ciardha.

# gaeltacht - Friday 24 November, 2017

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

# gaeltacht - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Why has a Kerry Gaeltacht's population been dramatically declining?

“It’s absolutely picturesque, but you can’t eat the view,” a spokesperson for Údarás na Gaeltachta said.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 31 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge There is *finally* a music video for iconic Gaeltacht banger An Dreoilín An Dreoilin

# gaeltacht - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups

The name of Heather Humphreys’ portfolio is now the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

# gaeltacht - Monday 24 April, 2017

Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'

The hour has come for a generation to bring the language to life while also calling time on the government bluff, writes Michael McCaughan.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 16 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight Scúps

There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight

Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 25 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Matthew McConaughey says he wants to send his kids to the Gaeltacht Bean An Ti

Matthew McConaughey says he wants to send his kids to the Gaeltacht

Ceart go leor, ceart go leor, ceart go leor…

# gaeltacht - Friday 16 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Coláiste Lurgan's newest cover proves Adele sounds better as Gaeilge Dia Duit

# gaeltacht - Friday 9 September, 2016

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub

Kerryman Cormac Ó Bruic said he was was forbidden by The Flying Enterprise pub complex in Cork from speaking Irish at work as “this is an English-speaking business’.

# gaeltacht - Monday 29 August, 2016

Donegal community tries to buy former AIB bank building for €1

A councillor said the community wants AIB to hand the bank over to them for local facilities.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge 18 memories of Coláiste Chiaráin that will take you right back Gaeltacht

# gaeltacht - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced

A UK telemarketing company is coming to Donegal.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs

It’s a tourism combination made in heaven.

# gaeltacht - Saturday 30 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs Wild Atlantic Wahey

# gaeltacht - Sunday 6 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This postcard sent home from the Gaeltacht has been found and it’s absolutely gas Hi Mother

This postcard sent home from the Gaeltacht has been found and it’s absolutely gas

“The Ceilí are a load of rubbish, a complete waste of time. Danced with a girl who looked like Satan.”

# gaeltacht - Monday 31 August, 2015

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service

The decision has caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 30 August, 2015

"An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker

Joe McHugh’s language skills were “ar an úrlár” when he took over the job. Here’s how he’s been getting on…

# gaeltacht - Thursday 27 August, 2015

What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?

A new tender for the commuter service to the islands has been given to a Galway helicopter firm at the expense of Aer Arann Islands, the holder of the tender for the last 45 years.

# gaeltacht - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis

Enda Kenny made his statement in an RTÉ Radio documentary.

# gaeltacht - Friday 10 July, 2015

Did you hear the one about five men, their cars and a seaweed factory?

An Taisce has raised an objection to the building of a cosmetics factory as it would encourage “dispersed development”.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 5 March, 2015

What else could I get for the €295,000 home of... Lady Gregory's driver

We take a look at what around €295,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

# gaeltacht - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Man killed in crash after he was hit while walking in rural Galway

The crash happened this morning in Kilkieran.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From The42 Check out this unbelievable piece of skill from the Waterford U21 championship Too Good

Check out this unbelievable piece of skill from the Waterford U21 championship

Dónal Breathnach scored a memorable goal against Cois Bhride recently.

# gaeltacht - Monday 13 October, 2014

A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister

But he doesn’t “take it personally.”

# gaeltacht - Friday 10 October, 2014

Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister

Cathal Goan made the comments as he launched a new online Irish news site.

# gaeltacht - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is ‘unregulated waste of money’

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 14 August, 2014

New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven’t started Irish lessons yet

Heather Humphreys, the senior minister at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has admitted her command of the language isn’t the best.

# gaeltacht - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

New Gaeltacht minister now "thinking in Irish" after summer cramming classes

Joe McHugh’s been sent to the Gaeltacht to brush up on the teanga.

# gaeltacht - Monday 28 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Coláiste Lurgan cover Kodaline in snazziest video yet Grá Mo Chroí

Coláiste Lurgan cover Kodaline in snazziest video yet

Gach duine le cheile!

# gaeltacht - Friday 18 July, 2014

The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish

Dúirt an tAire McHugh: “Léiríonn mó chás-sa an saol mar atá sé do go leor de mhuintir na tíre seo.”

# gaeltacht - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

Here's how the new Gaeltacht minister got on answering a question as Gaeilge

Dúirt Joe McHugh nach bhuil sé muiníneach sa teanga go fóill.

# gaeltacht - Monday 7 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's every phrase you WANT to say in the Gaeltacht, but don't know how YOLO
From The Daily Edge Coláiste Lurgan do Garth Brooks as Gaeilge Callin Colaiste Lurgan

Coláiste Lurgan do Garth Brooks as Gaeilge

Well, they kind of had to, didn’t they?

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