Geographic Information System (GIS) – Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas, Gaeltacht Service Towns and Irish Language Networks

In order to further support the implementation of the language planning process in the Gaeltacht, the Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs have developed a Geographic Information system (GIS).

Under the system, census data for 2011 and 2016 is presented regarding Irish language usage by Gaeltacht Language Planning Area, Gaeltacht Service Towns and Irish Language Networks. Information provided by the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, respectively, regarding the location and enrolment numbers of primary and post-primary schools in respect of the school year 2016/17 is presented, as well as the early years education sector.

How to use the viewer and FAQs

Link to viewer

Link to Census 2016 Small Area Population Statistics

In presenting this data, the Department wishes to acknowledge the following:

  • The Central Statistics Office
  • The Department of Education and Skills
  • POBAL/Department of Children and Youth Affairs
  • Údarás na Gaeltachta

Further information:

Cathal Ó Fainín

An Rannóg Pleanála Teanga

Na Forbacha

Co na Gaillimhe

Email:  cathal.ofainin@chg.gov.ie

Tel:  091-503742

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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