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# Gaeltacht

Last year
2022
# Gaeltacht
Families from Limerick and Meath win rent free accommodation on Inis Meáin for school-year
On Raidió na Gaeltachta today were the parents from one family who had been selected- Rónán and Colette Mac an tSaoir from Co Meath.
# island life
Scheme to house a family on Inis Meáin for a year generating 'huge' interest
The scheme, which includes free rent, has received 560 applications so far.
# Irish language
The Good Information Podcast: The Irish language - how we can help it to thrive
Most people want to speak and hear the language, so whose responsibility is it to help it grow?
# Quiz
Tráth na gCeist: How much do you know about the current state of the Irish language?
How much do you know about the Irish language and its place in society?
# Housing
Irish speakers are leaving Gaeltacht areas due to problems with planning and a lack of housing
“When we left, the island probably lost more than we did. Because they lost a whole family. Gone.”
# GoodInformation
Live event invitation: The Irish language — survive or thrive?
You are invited to a very special discussion as Gaeilge later this month, taking place in Dingle’s iconic St James’ Church.
# GoodInformation
Open Newsroom invitation: Can the EU help to grow the Irish language?
A powerful way to engage with this month’s reporting on the Irish language and minority language issues.
All time
# Ráth Chairn
Plans for 30 homes in Meath Gaeltacht quashed over concerns about use of Irish language
Conradh na Gaeilge said the ruling is an important victory that will inspire the whole Gaeltacht community.
# Called Off
Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running
Work is underway on developing an appropriate stabilisation package for the sector.
# Catherine Martin
‘Whatever you’re having yourself’: TD questions new ‘jumble drawer’ ministry
Some critics have concerns about whether each area will get enough attention from Catherine Martin.
# Tír gan teanga
Government confirms all Gaeltacht colleges will remain closed this summer
It has sparked concern among those in rural Gaeltacht communities which benefit from the influx of students every year.
# Tír gan teanga
Fears grow for future of Gaeltacht colleges as summer courses set to be cancelled
Coláiste Lurgan has already advised this years 3-week courses will not go ahead in Galway.
# Irish language
Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans
Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.
# an ghaeilge
Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs
“I would encourage people to go out and do it,” he said, adding that the Gaeltacht regions were on their “last legs”.
# Gaeilge
50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht
This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.
# Dr Victor Bayda
Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.
# summer of love
Just 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet Gaeltacht memories
It turns out some people did actually get sent home for speaking English.
# ag caint as Gaeilge
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.
# Gaeilge
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.
# Leitir Mealláin
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.
Voices
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.
# Census 2016
'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
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 Uíbh Ráthaigh
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.
# an dreoilin
There is *finally* a music video for iconic Gaeltacht banger An Dreoilín
FINALLY.
# cad is ainm duit
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.
Voices
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.
# 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.
# Spoilsports
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.
# bean an ti
Matthew McConaughey says he wants to send his kids to the Gaeltacht
Ceart go leor, ceart go leor, ceart go leor…
# dia duit
Coláiste Lurgan's newest cover proves Adele sounds better as Gaeilge
Hello, tú ann?
# cnámh spairne
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’.
# Derrybeg
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
18 memories of Coláiste Chiaráin that will take you right back
Time of our lives.
# Gweedore
Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced
A UK telemarketing company is coming to Donegal.
# wild atlantic wahey
Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs
It’s a tourism combination made in heaven.
# wild atlantic wahey
Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs
Donegal + whiskey = winning.
# 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.”
# Aer Arann
'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service
The decision has caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.
# native new yorker
"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…