16/01/19

Grant of up to €33,321 or 60% of the overall cost, whichever is less, approved by Government Chief Whip and Minister of State Kyne to Chumann Peil Cheiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair to enable the Club to buy a fence and ball stop nets for the football park in Ghaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal

Seán Kyne, T.D., Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, has today (16 January) announced that a grant of up to €33,321 or 60% of the overall cost, whichever is less, has been approved by him for Chumann Peil Cheiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair, to enable the Club to buy and install a fence and ball stop nets on their site in Ghaoth Dobhair.

The Club says that this grant will help keep the playing field safer for those using the pitch. It will also help cater for more players, and for the promotion of Irish amongst young and old. The aim of the grant is to benefit the community of the area itself, who carry out activities through Irish there.

As he announced this grant, the Minister of State said, “This grant has been approved in accordance with the provisions in the Community and Language Support Programme under act numbers 2.13 and 2.22 of the Government’s Action Plan 2018-2022 for Irish, which was launched in June 2018.”

He also said “Of course, my Department is working all the time to ensure there is integration between local organisaitons, and the application of both language planning and the Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022. It is in this specific context that we have taken the opportunity to secure this integraton in Chumann Peil Cheiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair.” He then went on to say that this grant will help the club take an active part in the language planning process as well as the completion of ordinary activities and events that are currently ongoing.

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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