Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas
26 Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas have been recognised for the purposes of the Gaeltacht Act 2012:
Notices have been published under section 7(3) of the Gaeltacht Act relating to each of the Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas.
In June 2014, 6 notices were published with regard to the following areas: Na Déise; Ciarraí Theas; An Cheathrú Rua; Ceantar na nOileán; Dún na nGall Theas; Cloich Chionnaola, Gort an Choirce, An Fál Carrach agus Machaire Rabhartaigh.
In February 2015, 4 notices were published with regard to the following areas: Árainn Mhór; Conamara Láir; Múscraí; Dúiche Sheoigheach agus Tuar Mhic Éadaigh.
In September 2015, 5 notices were published with regard to the following areas: Tuaisceart Dhún na nGall; Toraigh; Oileáin Árann; Maigh Eo Thuaidh; Ráth Chairn agus Baile Ghib.
In July 2016 notices were published with regard to the following areas: Cléire; Maigh Eo Thiar; Na Rosa; Maigh Cuilinn.
In November 2016 a notice was published with regard to the area of An Ghaeltacht Láir.
In August 2017 three notices were published with regard to the following areas: Bearna agus Cnoc na Cathrach; Oirthear Chathair na Gaillimhe; An tEachréidh.
Tuairsceart Dhún na nGall
Maigh Eo Thuaidh
Ráth Chairn agus Baile Ghib
Gaoth Dobhair Rann na Feirste Anagaire agus Loch an Iúir
An Cheathrú Rua
Ceantar na nOileán
Cloch Chionnaola Gort an Choirce An Fál Carrach Machaire Rabhartaigh
Dún na nGall Theas
Dúiche Sheoigheach agus Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
Bearna agus Cnoc na Cathrach
Oirthear Chathair na Gaillimhe
Maigh Eo Thiar
An Ghaeltacht Láir
Organisations will be given up to 2 years, from the date on which Údarás na Gaeltachta selects the organisations, to submit a language plan to the Department for approval in line with the prescribed language planning criteria. Information regarding the selection process is available at http://www.udaras.ie/
Once a plan has been approved by the Minister under the Act, organisations will be given 7 years to implement the language plans with assistance from Údarás na Gaeltachta. The Department will periodically review the implementation of the plans during the 7 year period.