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Funding for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht, and the Islands saw an increase of €2.5 million in Budget 2020, and will help fund "numerous organisations and programmes in Galway and beyond".
Conradh na Gaeilge members from Mayo met with local Oireachtas members in Dublin to ask for support for an Irish Language and Gaeltacht Investment Plan which could create 2,000 new jobs.
Festival-goers to this year’s Ballina Fringe Festival will be treated to another show-stopping performance by Cork actor Pat Kinevane, as he brings his latest tour de force, ‘Before’, to Ballina Arts Centre on Tuesday, October 15 with Fishamble Theatre Company.
Fifty years ago the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement was founded, inspired by developments in the Six Counties, the USA, and France. To mark the occasion, hour-long programmes were broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4; it was discussed at the Galway History Festival; and a book is also being published.
NUI Galway has launched a survey to gather the views of the public on the proposed Irish Language Plan for Galway City 2019-2026.
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.
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.