03/12/15

Geographic Information System (GIS) – Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas

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) for Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas.  The system is being released as a beta version and will be further developed based on user feedback.

Under the system, census data for 2006 and 2011 is presented regarding Irish language usage by Electoral Division in the Gaeltacht. Provisional information provided by the Department of Education and Skills regarding the location and population of primary and secondary schools in respect of the school year 2014/15 is also presented in map format.

How to use the viewer and FAQs

Link to viewer

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

  • Údarás na Gaeltachta
  • Nuashonrú ar an Staidéar Cuimsitheach Teangeolaíoch ar Úsáid na Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht: 2006 – 2011 – Ó Giollagáin, C. & Charlton, M. – published by Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2015
  • The Central Statistics Office
  • The Department of Education and Skills.

Further information:

Seán Mac Eoin
An Rannóg Pleanála Teanga
Na Forbacha
Co. na Gaillimhe

email: sean.maceoin@chg.gov.ie
Tel: 091 503700

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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