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Public’s views on Irish language plan sought for Galway city

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NUI Galway has launched a survey to gather the views of the public on the proposed Irish Language Plan for Galway City 2019-2026.

Mayo ‘heritage hero’ acknowledged at National Heritage Awards

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The  dedication of Mayo person, Anne-Julie Lafaye, to the preservation and promotion of the county’s heritage, was recognised at the National Heritage Awards 2018 and closing ceremony for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

Young entrepreneurs inspired by Údarás na Gaeltachta companies programme

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This year more than 750 transition year students are looking forward to taking part in Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Clár na gComhlachtaí, which encourages budding entrepreneurs in the Gaeltacht areas of Cork, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Kerry, and Waterford to develop their own mini-enterprises and compete in a national final.

No bye-laws on election posters can be implemented

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There can be no bye-law implemented to ban the erection of election posters in towns before any upcoming election, it was explained this week at the Castlebar Muncipal District. Sinn Féin Cllr Joe McHale raised the issue at the December meeting of the Castlebar Muncipal District this week and he was told by the Cathaoirleach of the district Cllr Michael Kilcoyne, that he had received a letter from a council official, that a bye-law could not be implemented because national laws allowed for the erection of posters for a time period before any election and the removal of them seven days afterwards. Director of Services for Mayo County Council, John Condon told the meeting that while a bye-law could not be implemented, the candidates could agree between them not to put up posters and such agreements are in place in other towns and areas, but it is a voluntary decision to be made by individual candidates.

Massive funding boost for Connemara National Park

Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne, TD this week announced funding approval of €1.9 million by Fáilte Ireland for the development of tourist facilities at Connemara National Park.

Local schools are encouraged to explore Old Rail Trail biodiversity

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Schools and community groups from the Athlone environs are being encouraged to get involved in biodiversity project along the Old Rail Trail.

Mountbellew bog comes to life with photo exhibition

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The secret life of Ireland's bogs will be revealed in a new exhibition in Mountbellew next month.

Fulacht Fia Chairde marks another successful year for Ghaillimh le Gaeilge

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The sun made a welcome return to Fulacht Fia Chairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge as Cairde and Stiúrthóirí enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and food wn The Galmont, Bóthar Loch an tSáile, Gaillimh. The Fulacht Fia was kindly sponsored by Cairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge: Joyce’s Supermarkets, Stewart Construction and Sweeney Oil. Míle buíochas dóibh ar fad.

Islanders in shock as Aer Arann to cease air service at Christmas

Aran Islanders were feeling a sense of shock and deja vu last night as it was revealed that the air service serving the islands is set to cease at the end of the year.

Gearrliosta Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018 announced

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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.

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