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Aire Stáit Seán Kyne TD do Ghnóthaí Pobail, Acmhainní Nádúrtha agus Forbairt Dhigiteach will this evening (Thursday) announce the Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh category winners and the overall winner for 2018 at the grand final in the Rockbarton Suite, Salthill Hotel.
The 2018 finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh were officially announced this week by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Pearce Flannery at a press event in Téatar Uí Chearbhalláin, Áras na Gaeilge, NUI Galway. Fifteen Galway-based businesses and organisations from a variety of sectors were named on this year’s Gearrliosta, all who have made the Irish language an integral part of their story.
Gnó Mhaigh Eo, in association with Conradh na Gaeilge, is launching a scheme in Caisleán an Bharraigh this summer that will see businesses in the town offer its services ‘as Gaeilge’ to those who wish to use their cúpla focal on a regular basis. The scheme is being launched following the great success of its implementation in Claremorris, with Ballina and Westport earmarked to introduce the scheme in the near future.
The board of Gnó Mhaigh Eo has appointed four new board members in recent months. Earlier this year, Colleen McMahon of Rua, Castlebar, and Caroline Price of Oileán Éadaigh – West Mayo Brewery, joined the board of directors, bringing with them their knowledge and first-hand experience of working in business in Mayo. Rua was the recipient of Gnó Mhaigh Eo’s Gradam Gnó – Business with Irish Award last year, and West Mayo Brewery was one of the other companies on the shortlist for the award.