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First groups of students finish semester living and studying in the Gaeltacht

The first group of college students to take advantage of a new programme to immerse themselves in Irish have completed their semester living and...

Bearna and Knocknacarra residents asked to complete online survey

Residents in Bearna and Knocknacarra are being asked to complete an online survey about the Irish language in the area. The voluntary group Pleanáil Teanga...

Irish language project recording 1,000 voices to enable virtual assistants

A new Irish language project aims to enable Irish versions of Siri, Alexa and more by recording people speaking their native tongue. ‘Míle Glór’, a...

€683,000 funding to help create Irish language foundation named for Galway hurling legend Joe McDonagh

Funding of over €683,000 has been awarded to develop an Irish Language Foundation named for the late Galway hurling legend Joe McDonagh and support...

Irish language courses in higher education receive €1.6 million support

Nine Irish language courses and institutes of higher education including NUI Galway have been approved €1.63 million in additional funding. The funding was announced this...

NUI Galway launch new social network for overseas Irish language learners

A new website for people learning Gaeilge overseas will be launched at NUI Galway next week. Gaeltacht.net is designed to help people learning the Irish...

Over €210,000 awarded for sports and athletics in Galway gaeltacht schools

Primary schools in the Galway gaeltacht will benefit from over €210,000 in funding for a Sports and Athletics Programme to bring Irish out of...

A quarter of Galway city primary school students taught through Irish

Galway City has the highest level of primary school students taught through the medium of Irish of any local authority in Ireland. One in four...

Kyne welcomes €1.7 million funding for Irish Language plans

Galway West TD Seán Kyne has welcomed the allocation of €1.7 million to organisations helping to implement Irish Language plans this year. The current stage...

“I thought Galway City would be a place where I could learn Irish easily and readily”

Irish is understood to some extent by 25% of people on the island of Ireland, with almost 50% in Galway have some Irish. Census figures...

Galway TD puts forward new idea to promote bilingualism

A programme which would encourage créches and childcare facilities to facilitate bilingualism should be developed, a Galway West TD has argued. Speaking in the Dáil,...

Irish language Siri being made for people of Connemara

A US academic plans to develop an Irish language personal assistant app like Siri or Alexa during a six month stay in the Gaeltacht. Prof....

Irish language tech hub for young people launches in Galway city

A new tech hub for young people who are Irish language speakers has opened in Galway city. The Techspace centre at Áras na Gael offers...

Sweeney Oil wins Gradam award for encouraging Irish in business

A large crowd turned out yesterday to support the Irish language achievements of many businesses in Galway where Sweeney Oil was named the winner...

€250,000 fund to let Irish students live in the Gaeltacht

People studying Irish in higher education will get the chance to live in the Gaeltacht for three months with a new €250,000 fund. Students who...

Finalists of Gradam 2019 to be revealed next week

The finalists of this year's Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh who promoted the use and visibility of the Irish language in their businesses will be...

Members of Canada’s Mohawk Nation coming to Connemara to learn Irish

Members of Mohawk Nation from Canada will be learning Irish in Carraroe under a new international scholarship programme. Galway TD and Minister with responsibility for...

Data Commissioner rules against right to fada after UHG complaint

Ireland's data watchdog has ruled that a person doesn't have an "absolute right" to have their name spelled with a fada. TV producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh...

Aran Islands secondary school scheme awarded €450,000

Post-Primary schools in the Aran Islands have been granted an allowance of up to €450,000 to help students from the mainland live and study...

Public opinion sought on Irish Language Plan for Galway city

A public survey has been launched to gather people's opinions on a proposed Irish Language Plan for Galway city. NUI Galway has been chosen by...
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