Notice published under the Gaeltacht Act in relation to An Ghaeltacht Láir, Co. Donegal, by Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs


The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Seán Kyne T.D., announced today that he has published a notice in relation to the Gaeltacht Language Planning Area, An Ghaeltacht Láir, Co. Donegal.

The Minister of State said: “This notice officially commences the language planning process in this area. This means that 23 notices have been made to date with only 3 remaining. This is another step forward in the implementation of the language planning process in the Gaeltacht.”

A period of up to two months from (25th November 2016) is afforded to organisations to apply to Údarás na Gaeltachta to be selected for the planning and implementation of a language plan in the area concerned. This means that organisations will have until the 25th January 2017 to submit applications to Údarás na Gaeltachta.

A period of up to 2 years will be given from the date on which Údarás na Gaeltachta selects the organisation to submit a language plan to the Department for assessment in line with the prescribed language planning criteria.

Following that, the organisation will have a period of 7 years to implement the language plan with assistance from Údarás na Gaeltachta. The Department will periodically review the implementation of the plan during that 7 year period.

Note for the Editor

22 notices have been published previously under section 7(3) of the Gaeltacht Act 2012;

3 Notices were published on 16 January 2014 in relation to the following Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas:

6 notices were published on 16 June 2014 in relation to:

4 notices were published on 20 February 2015 in relation to:

  • Árainn Mhór;
  • Dúiche Sheoigheach agus Tuar Mhic Éadaigh;
  • Conamara Láir; and
  • Múscraí.

5 notices were published on 28 September 2015 in relation to:

  • Tuaisceart Dhún na nGall;
  • Toraigh;
  • Oileáin Árann;
  • Maigh Eo Thuaidh; agus
  • Ráth Chairn agus Baile Ghib

4 notices in were published on 11 July 2016 in relation to:

  • Cléire
  • Maigh Eo Thiar
  • Na Rosa
  • Maigh Cuilinn

Further information on the language planning process is available on the Department’s website:  www.chg.gov.ie



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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