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AISLING?, THE an all-star extravaganza featuring 17 leading Gaeltacht artists from the worlds of music, dance, literature and visual arts, is coming to the Town Hall for two nights only.
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.
Udarás na Gaeltachta has welcomed the recent upgrade works undertaken by Eircom Wholesale which provides substantially increased bandwidth capability to the exchanges in parts of the Galway Gaeltacht.