Language Planning Process

The Gaeltacht Act 2012 gives statutory effect to the language planning process under which language plans will be prepared at community level in areas which could be recognised under the Act as Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas, as Gaeltacht Service Towns or as Irish Language Networks.

Communities will be given a period of time to prepare and implement language plans. Under the legislation, the Department will be responsible for evaluating language plans prior to approval. The Department will also have responsibility for periodically reviewing the implementation of the language plans.

Useful Links

Census 2016 – Overview of Irish language usage
Census 2016 – Profile 10, Irish language and the Gaeltacht
Census 2011 – Overview of Irish Language usage
Census 2011 – List of tables regarding the Irish Language
Comprehensive Linguistic Study of the use of Irish in the Gaeltacht 2007 (Principle Findings and Recommendations)
Comprehensive Linguistic Study of the use of Irish in the Gaeltacht 2007 (Final Report)
Update to the Comprehensive Linguistic Study on the Usage of Irish in the Gaeltacht: 2006-2011
Socio-Economic Profile of the seven Gaeltacht Areas in Ireland

Further Information:

Cathal Ó Fainín

An Rannóg Pleanála Teanga
Tel: 091 503742
r-phost: cathal.ofainin@chg.gov.ie




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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