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Funding for music services in the county welcomed by Kyne

Close to €24,000 has been allocated to music groups and musicians in Galway and Mayo under the Music Capital Scheme, including to the Athenry Music School and We Banjo Three’s Enda Scahill.

Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh finalists announced by mayor

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The finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh were officially announced by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr Noel Larkin at a press event in the Eyre Square Centre on Tuesday.

Gradam finalists to be announced next week

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Mayor Noel Larkin, will announce the finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017 at 11.30 am, next Tuesday, April 11 at a press event which will take place in the Eyre Square Centre, Galway. Last month, Gaillimh le Gaeilge, which has been running the Gradam for the past 15 years in association with the Galway Advertiser, unveiled the 18 businesses in Galway city that have put themselves forward for this year’s award.

Highest ever number of new entrants for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh

Gaillimh le Gaeilge, in association with the Galway Advertiser, is delighted to announce that 18 Galway businesses and organisations have entered Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017. The Gearrliosta of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017 will be announced at a press event in the Eyre Square Centre on April 11. Bronnadh Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, a special awards ceremony which will be held in May to announce the category winners and the overall winner of a business package valued at €23,000, will mark the pinnacle of Gaillimh le Gaeilge’s celebrations of 30 years in business.

Ó Cuív demands grant for smoke alarms for people in remote rural areas far from fire stations

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A grant allowing people in remote rural areas to buy high quality smoke alarms is being proposed by Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív, who wants those living more than 30 minutes away from a fire station to qualify.

The economics of maintaining the Mayo Gaeltacht

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In 1851, the Mayo Gaeltacht stretched west across the county from a line between Kilasser and Ballindine, excluding the town of Ballina. The official census figures for that year record that 65.8 per cent of the county’s population could speak the Irish language. By 1926, that figure had plummeted to 36.8 per cent and today, 47.2 per cent of the Mayo population claim the ability to speak the language, though to vastly different standards. Statistics for where the language is living and in everyday use are more important and telling. In that regard, the Mayo Gaeltacht is now confined to the Erris region, the eastern half of Achill Island, the Corraun Peninsula and a pocket around Tourmakeady on the western shore of Lough Mask.

Suicide awareness campaigner wins Volunteer of the Year

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More than 300 people from community and voluntary groups from all around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony last week in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity around County Galway. Twelve awards were up for grabs after a record number of nominations were received.

Finding opportunities to grow at MeetWest 2016

The West of Ireland’s largest business networking event, MeetWest, took place last Thursday and Friday in Mayo with hundreds of delegates attending.

Ring announces funding for Trailhead development and extension of Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

Michael Ring T.D., Minister of State for Regional Economic Development at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs yesterday (Thursday) announced the provision of funding of €34,600 for the enhancement of the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail over two projects.

Taoiseach and Minister Kyne to launch new Gaeltacht education policy

The Government’s new Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017 - 2022 will be launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Education Minister Richard Bruton, and Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Seán Kyne, in An Cheathrú Rua, tomorrow.

 

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