In recognition of winning the Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2015, Joyce’s Supermarket in Knocknacarra has launched an initiative that will see all customers entering their store on Fridays greeted with the phrase Dia Dhuit.
“We have really focused on offering a seirbhís i nGaeilge to our customers and with 12 Irish speakers on our team, conversations as Ghaeilge can be heard throughout the day,” said Aisling Joyce.
“This is helping to bring the language to life in our store and is a great addition to our existing promotion of the Irish language. We intend to keep promoting the Irish language and hope our customers and staff feel the passion we have for the language and bring it forward with them when they leave our shop.
Gaillimh le Gaeilge has said that all of the team at Joyce’s Supermarket in Knocknacarra are delighted and extremely proud to have won Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2015. “Offering a seirbhís i nGaeilge to our customers, publishing advertisements in the local media, bringing the language alive in our store with in store advertisements and using the Irish language on our shopping bags and merchandise is something that our competitors don’t do.
“It makes us different. We are local, we are from the community, we value our heritage, we strive to promote Irish produce within our stores and we have a passion for the language,” said Ms Joyce
“We have really focused on offering a seirbhís i nGaeilge to our customers and with 12 Irish speakers on our team, conversations as Ghaeilge can be heard throughout the day. As part of our seirbhís i nGaeilge we have launched an initiative, “Dia Duit Friday”, whereby every Friday, all customers coming into our store will be greeted with the phrase “Dia Duit”.