25/07/18

Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., announces a grant of up to € 50,000 for Comhchoiste Náisiúnta na gColáistí Samhraidh (CONCOS)

Minister McHugh said, announcing the grant: “My Department makes a yearly investment of over €4m in the summer colleges sector through grants to the families that keep students. This is evidence that my Department and I know how important the Summer Colleges sector is for the Irish language and the economy of the Gaeltacht. CONCOS plays a key role in the promotion of that sector, of course, and I am delighted to be able to help them in that work”.

This allocation is in accordance with the commitment set out in measure 2.15 in the Government Action Plan 2018-2022 for the Irish Language launched in June 2018. The Plan is available and other information on the Department’s website: https://www.chg.gov.ie/gaeltacht/20-year-strategy-for-the-irish-language-2010-2030/action-plan-2018-2022/

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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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