12/02/19

Minister of State Kyne sanctions grant for Irish Revival Archives project

During his visit to the headquarters of Conradh na Gaeilge at Number 6 Harcourt Street today Seán Kyne T.D., Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands announced a grant of €120,000 to Conradh na Gaeilge for the Irish Revival Archives Project

This grant has been sanctioned over a two year period, 2019 and 2020.  Announcing this grant, Minister Kyne stated that he was very happy to make this grant available.

Work on a project of this kind is challenging and it is of the utmost importance that such an initiative receives support in order that it will be available to future generations”.

“Much work has been done in the past couple of years to collect and organise this historical material which relates not only to the history of the organisation, but also to the history of the country.  Conradh na Gaeilge has deposited archival material in NUI, Galway, and I am delighted that the university is making significant investment in order to catalogue and digitise this material and to make it available to the public.”

“As part of this work, much research has been carried out and is continuing the history of Conradh na Gaeilge and on Number 6 Harcourt Street, which had connections with some of the most famous people in Irish history, among them Cardinal John Newman and Michael Collins.  Conradh na Gaeilge is developing plans to redevelop Number 6 as an Irish Language Centre and I took the opportunity today to visit Number 6 and to learn more about these plans and the history of the building.”

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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