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A TG4 and Údarás na Gaeltachta Media Training Development Scheme was launched by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment with Seán Kyne TD, Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands during the Galway Film Fleadh.
Transition year students from Coláiste Pobail, Acla and Coláiste Bhreandáin Naofa, Béal an Mhuirthead, are to represent the Mayo Gaeltacht area having scooped the Údarás na Gaeltachta Clár na gComhlachtaí Regional Final this week.
Údarás na Gaeltachta is looking to build on its recently-published 2018 growth figures with an innovation-based approach for 2019, after a year that saw the strongest job creation figures in 10 years, along with the creation of Ireland’s most ambitious digital hub network, gTeic, and an unprecedented community-based language planning initiative.
Baile Slachtmhar Bhéal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet Tidy Towns) was awarded first place in the Together for Biodiversity Awards – for their project ‘It’s All About the Bees and the Seas’, at the National Biodiversity Conference, held in Dublin Castle on Wednesday.
A total of 2,978 people are employed in Údarás na Gaeltachta supported companies across the Gaeltacht in Galway, the highest figure since 2000.
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.
Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader and TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says a new Bill published by his party will restore the democratic mandate of Gaeltacht residents by reinstating direct elections to the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta. The Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill 2018 was recently approved by the party front bench.
BRIAN FRIEL'S masterpiece, Dancing At Lughnasa, is one of the greatest and best loved Irish plays, and this month at the Town Hall, Blue Teapot presents a uniquely authentic production, featuring Jennifer Cox, an actor with an intellectual disability, as Rose; exactly as she was written and a milestone first for Irish theatre.
Tá bord nua Údarás na Gaeltachta fógartha ag Joe McHugh, Príomh-Aoire an Rialtais agus Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin. Tá Anna Ní Ghallachair, Stiúrthóir ar Ionad na dTeangacha in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad, athcheaptha ina Cathaoirleach ar an mbord, mar aon le deichniúr comhalta eile.
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.