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#Gaeltacht

# gaeltacht - Tuesday 23 August, 2022

Families from Limerick and Meath win rent free accommodation on Inis Meáin for school-year
# Gaeltacht
# Gaeltacht

Families from Limerick and Meath win rent free accommodation on Inis Meáin for school-year

Aug 23rd 2022, 7:07 PM 28,876 Views 8 Comments

On Raidió na Gaeltachta today were the parents from one family who had been selected- Rónán and Colette Mac an tSaoir from Co Meath.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Scheme to house a family on Inis Meáin for a year generating 'huge' interest
# Island Life
# Island Life

Scheme to house a family on Inis Meáin for a year generating 'huge' interest

Jul 31st 2022, 6:30 AM 34,233 Views 5 Comments

The scheme, which includes free rent, has received 560 applications so far.

# gaeltacht - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: The Irish language - how we can help it to thrive
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

The Good Information Podcast: The Irish language - how we can help it to thrive

Jun 15th 2022, 9:05 AM 3,949 Views 6 Comments

Most people want to speak and hear the language, so whose responsibility is it to help it grow?

# gaeltacht - Saturday 2 April, 2022

Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?

Apr 2nd 2022, 10:00 PM 19,195 Views 29 Comments

How much do you know about the Irish language and its place in society?

Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing
# Housing
# Housing

Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing

Apr 2nd 2022, 7:30 AM 32,808 Views 29 Comments

“When we left, the island probably lost more than we did. Because they lost a whole family. Gone.”

# gaeltacht - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?

Mar 16th 2022, 4:54 PM 5,378 Views 7 Comments

You are invited to a very special discussion as Gaeilge later this month, taking place in Dingle’s iconic St James’ Church.

# gaeltacht - Monday 14 March, 2022

Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?

Mar 14th 2022, 12:33 PM 5,387 Views 18 Comments

A powerful way to engage with this month’s reporting on the Irish language and minority language issues.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Plans for 30 homes in Meath Gaeltacht quashed over concerns about use of Irish language
# Ráth Chairn
# Ráth Chairn

Plans for 30 homes in Meath Gaeltacht quashed over concerns about use of Irish language

Nov 11th 2021, 5:22 PM 36,323 Views 36 Comments

Conradh na Gaeilge said the ruling is an important victory that will inspire the whole Gaeltacht community.

# gaeltacht - Friday 7 May, 2021

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running
# Called Off
# Called Off

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running

May 7th 2021, 2:20 PM 12,128 Views 11 Comments

Work is underway on developing an appropriate stabilisation package for the sector.

# gaeltacht - Saturday 27 June, 2020

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
# Catherine Martin
# Catherine Martin

‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry

Jun 27th 2020, 10:53 PM 70,086 Views 88 Comments

Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.

# gaeltacht - Monday 20 April, 2020

Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer
# Tír Gan Teanga
# Tír Gan Teanga

Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer

Apr 20th 2020, 7:14 PM 27,153 Views 28 Comments

It has sparked concern among those in rural Gaeltacht communities which benefit from the influx of students every year.

# gaeltacht - Friday 17 April, 2020

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled
# Tír Gan Teanga
# Tír Gan Teanga

Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled

Apr 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 39,705 Views 118 Comments

Coláiste Lurgan has already advised this years 3-week courses will not go ahead in Galway.

# gaeltacht - Monday 30 December, 2019

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans

Dec 30th 2019, 3:01 PM 17,849 Views 66 Comments

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.

# gaeltacht - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs
# An Ghaeilge
# An Ghaeilge

Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs

Aug 17th 2019, 5:05 PM 42,856 Views 83 Comments

“I would encourage people to go out and do it,” he said, adding that the Gaeltacht regions were on their “last legs”.

# gaeltacht - Monday 8 April, 2019

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

Apr 8th 2019, 4:24 PM 24,055 Views 29 Comments

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

# gaeltacht - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
# Dr Victor Bayda
# Dr Victor Bayda

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Feb 21st 2019, 9:19 AM 28,263 Views 46 Comments

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Just 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet Gaeltacht memories
# Summer Of Love
From The Daily Edge
# Summer Of Love

Just 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet Gaeltacht memories

Aug 5th 2018, 8:00 PM 5,000 Views 0 Comments

It turns out some people did actually get sent home for speaking English.

# gaeltacht - Friday 29 June, 2018

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge
# Ag Caint As Gaeilge

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

Jun 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,255 Views 51 Comments

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
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 11:28 AM 23,106 Views 52 Comments

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
# Leitir Mealláin
# Leitir Mealláin

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

Feb 19th 2018, 6:16 PM 55,493 Views 49 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Nov 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 26,137 Views 83 Comments

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?
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

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

Nov 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 23,990 Views 26 Comments

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
# Gaeltacht
# Gaeltacht

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

Oct 11th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,980 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Gaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh
# Gaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh

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

Sep 10th 2017, 10:30 AM 26,086 Views 50 Comments

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

# gaeltacht - Thursday 31 August, 2017

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

There is *finally* a music video for iconic Gaeltacht banger An Dreoilín

Aug 31st 2017, 9:33 AM 7,689 Views 0 Comments

FINALLY.

# gaeltacht - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups
# Cad Is Ainm Duit
# Cad Is Ainm Duit

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

Jul 8th 2017, 2:17 PM 18,521 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Irish Language
# Irish Language

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

Apr 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,282 Views 98 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 16th 2017, 5:45 PM 10,036 Views 1 Comment

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
# Spoilsports
# Spoilsports

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

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:01 AM 15,895 Views 25 Comments

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

# gaeltacht - Sunday 25 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 25th 2016, 4:05 PM 14,935 Views 1 Comment

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

# gaeltacht - Friday 16 September, 2016

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

Coláiste Lurgan's newest cover proves Adele sounds better as Gaeilge

Sep 16th 2016, 6:09 PM 35,979 Views 9 Comments

Hello, tú ann?

# gaeltacht - Friday 9 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 9th 2016, 1:36 PM 72,013 Views 295 Comments

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
# Derrybeg
# Derrybeg

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

Aug 29th 2016, 6:00 AM 26,995 Views 21 Comments

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

# gaeltacht - Sunday 22 May, 2016

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

18 memories of Coláiste Chiaráin that will take you right back

May 22nd 2016, 8:15 PM 12,097 Views 0 Comments

Time of our lives.

# gaeltacht - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced
# Gweedore
# Gweedore

Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced

Apr 19th 2016, 1:02 PM 18,727 Views 44 Comments

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
# Wild Atlantic Wahey
# Wild Atlantic Wahey

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

Jan 31st 2016, 7:00 AM 19,617 Views 12 Comments

It’s a tourism combination made in heaven.

# gaeltacht - Saturday 30 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 30th 2016, 12:09 PM 5,146 Views 3 Comments

Donegal + whiskey = winning.

# gaeltacht - Sunday 6 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 6th 2015, 10:06 AM 11,694 Views 6 Comments

“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
# Aer Arann
# Aer Arann

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service

Aug 31st 2015, 3:10 PM 22,511 Views 59 Comments

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
# Native New Yorker
# Native New Yorker

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

Aug 30th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,847 Views 28 Comments

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

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