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 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. Useful information regarding 2016 Census data relating to Irish language usage by Language Planning Area, Gaeltacht Service Towns and Irish Language Networks will be uploaded in the coming weeks.
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
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