17/11/15

€14,160 sanctioned by Minister of State McHugh for Óige na Gaeltachta

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., has sanctioned a grant of €14,160 for Óige na Gaeltachta, under the auspices of Muintearas Teo, to purchase equipment for youth clubs in Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Meath, Kerry, Cork and Waterford.

Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said: “I’m delighted to provide this grant towards the goal of reinforcing the status of the Irish language and promoting its use.  Youth clubs provide young people in the Gaeltacht with the opportunity to using Irish outside the school gates and this, in turn, enhances the social development of the areas concerned.  Therefore, youth clubs have a vital influence on the continuation and promotion of the use of Irish in the areas in which they are based.”

 

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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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