12/01/17

€12,073 grant approved for Gaillimh le Gaeilge

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Seán Kyne T.D. announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of €12,073 for Gaillimh le Gaeilge.  This grant will assist Gaillimh le Gaeilge with the costs incurred as a result of fulfilling their obligations under the Companies Act 2014 and with the redesign of their website www.gleg.ie.

Gaillimh le Gaeilge was established to promote the Irish language, particularly as an economic resource, in the Galway area. Gaillimh le Gaeilge works with Galway City Council, Galway Chamber of Commerce and other groups to develop and strengthen the Bilingual Status of the City.  Gaillimh le Gaeilge is one of the organisations in receipt of an annual operational grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs under the Irish Language Support Schemes programme which is part-funded by the National Lottery.

Minister of State Kyne said:

“I am pleased to have been in a position to approve this grant.  I am aware of the valuable work being done by Gaillimh le Gaeilge in fostering and promoting the language in Galway City. Last week I announced plans to prepare and implement a comprehensive language plan for Galway City and I also said that I hope all the stakeholders who have influence on the situation will be willing to play an active part in further strengthening the Irish language in Galway.

“Gaillimh le Gaeilge’s activities are in keeping with these aims and with the goals of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language.  The fruits of their labour are to be seen across the city of Galway, especially in companies availing of the ‘Gaeilge sa Ghnó’ service.  It is hugely important that Irish become an everyday part of life in Galway city and I wish Gaillimh le Gaeilge every success as they work towards this goal.”

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Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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