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The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD and the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers TD, have announced their approval of a grant worth €501,160 in order to develop the tourism hub: Áras Scéal an Atlantaigh Fhiáin in an Eachléim in the Iorras Gaeltacht, in Mayo.
PHIL IS a silent young man, but all the more intimidating for it. He has a following of fearful misfits. After a practical joke that ends in tragedy, they have to come to terms with the consequences of what they have done.
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.
From The Clancy Brothers to Clannad to Crystal Swing, Irish families have been involved in musical groups or in the case of Connemara’s The Cunninghams, dance groups, over the decades.