Pól Ó Gallchóir, Chairman of Foras na Gaeilge was present in Glasson House Hotel in Westmeath on Saturday night to present the annual Glór na nGael awards. Glór na Móna of Belfast took this year’s top award along with a cheque for €20,000. A prizefund totaling €77,000 was awarded to Irish Language community groups and 3rd level societies in recognition of their achievements in Language promotion and revival.
Other big winners on the night were Comharchumann Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway, Coiste Forbartha Charn Tóchair, Maghera, Co. Derry and Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain, Belfast.
The special award ‘Gradam Glór na nGael’ was presented to the founders of the Pop-Up Gaeltacht.
Glór na Móna was established in 2004 to promote the Irish Language in the Upper Springfield area of West Belfast. The group organise classes and cultural events alongside an extensive programme of youth and community services through Irish. Glór na Móna aim to tackle social problems within the community such as long term and intergenerational unemployment and a qualifications deficit. The group recently opened a new centre – Gael-Ionad Mhic Goill.
Special guests representing funders and partner organisations were also present at the event including Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Full list of awards below.
Príomhdhuais Ghlór na nGael
Glór na Móna, Béal Feirste
Coistí le Daonra faoi 4,000
1ú Duais €4,000 Coiste Forbartha Charn Tóchair, Machaire Rátha, Co. Dhoire
2ú Duais €3,000 Glór Uachtar Tíre, Co. an Dúin
3ú Duais €2,000 Conradh na Gaeilge, Boirche Íochtar, Co. an Dúin
Coistí le Daonra 4,000 – 20,000
1ú Duais €4,000 Glór na Móna, Béal Feirste
2ú Duais €3,000 Cairde Teo., Ard Mhacha
3ú Duais €2,000 Ionad na Fuiseoige, Béal Feirste
Coistí le Daonra 20,000 +
1ú Duais €4,000 Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain, Béal Feirste
2ú Duais €3,000 Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Doire
3ú Duais €2,000 Glór Cheatharlach
1ú Duais €4,000 Comharchumann Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
2ú Duais €3,000 Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige, Co. na Gaillimhe
3ú Duais €2,000 Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise, Co. Phort Láirge
Na Duaiseanna Speisialta
Duais Ógras €1,000 Glór Uachtar Tíre, Caisleán Uidhilín, Co. An Dúin
Duais an Timire €750 Glór na Móna, Béal Feirste
Duais an Oireachtais €500 Cairde Teo., Ard Mhacha
Duais an Fháinne (Dearbhán €500 ó Ghael Linn) Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain, Béal Feirste
Duais Chomhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe €1,500 Comharchumann Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua, Co na Gaillimhe
Duais Chomhairle Chontae Dhún na nGall €1,500 Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, Co Dhún na nGall
Duais Chló Iar-Chonnacht Dearbhán €1,000 Cairde Uí Néill, Co. Thír Eoghain
Duais Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta £1,500 Cairde Uí Néill, Co. Thír Eoghain
Duais COGG €2,000 Muineachán le Gaeilge
Duais Chonradh na Gaeilge €1,000 Pobal ar a’n Iúl, An Ómaigh, Co Thí Eoghain
Duais an Fhorais Patrúntachta €1,000 Craobh na Bóinne, Co na Mí
Duaiseanna do na Coistí Deonacha €1,500 an ceann
Cúige Uladh Coiste Ghlór na nGael, Gort an Choirce, Co. Dhún na nGall
Cúige Chonnacht Glór Locha Riach, Co na Gaillimhe
Cúige Mumhan Coiste Ghlór na nGael, Clochán Bhréanainn, Co Chiarraí
Cúige Laighean Gaeil Chill Dara
An Iontráil Nua is Fearr Glór Mhachaire Fíolta, Co Dhoire
Duais Aitheantais Fhondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Donnacha €1,000 – Cumann Gaelach Leath Chathail, Co. an Dúin
Gradam Ghlór na nGael – POP Up GAELTACHT
Comórtas na gColáistí 3ú Leibhéal – Gearrliosta
An Chuallacht Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh
An Cumann Gaelach, Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh
An Cumann Gaelach, Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste
An Cumann Gaelach, Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath
An Cumann Drámaíochta, Coláiste na hOllscoile, Chorcaigh
An Cumann Gaelach, Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath
An Cumann Gaelach, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath
Cuallacht Cholmcille, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad, Co Chill Dara
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It is of the utmost importance that the Irish language has a presence in every facet of life. Glór na nGael is dedicated to promoting Irish in the business sector and in the delivery of services. This will enhance the status and use of Irish in society.
Glór na nGael is obliged, under Function 10 bestowed on us by Foras na Gaeilge;
To provide counsel, support and advice to the business community to encourage them to support the use of Irish in their businesses.
Objective 1. To encourage the business community to use Irish
Glór na nGael will encourage the use of Irish in business and among small to medium sized enterprises. This will be achieved, in cooperation with Conradh na Gaeilge, through proposing and encouraging enterprises that use Irish in their businesses, to register with the business directory on www.peig.ie.
Objective 2. Bilingual Excellence in Business
‘Bilingual Excellence in Business’ is a new recognition scheme from Foras na Gaeilge. Small and medium sized enterprises will be awarded the Certification Mark for developing and utilising Irish in their businesses and marketing. The Certification Mark displays an understanding and dedication to bilingualism in business. It also displays market leadership in delivering new customer service. The Certification Mark will be presented to any business organisation that achieves the awarding criteria as outlined in the Standard for Certification Mark.
Glór na nGael will support the scheme through;
For more information on the support available for business from Glór na nGael contact email@example.com
Glór na nGael welcomes applications for our minor grants initiative to promote the Irish language in Irish communities abroad.
Activities must happen between now and 30 June 2017. Applications are welcomed from groups not previously involved in the Global Gaeilge scheme, i.e new entrants, as well as long-established groups, and new migrants.
Global Gaeilge provides support for Irish communities abroad providing funding for non-profit organizations and projects. This allows us to develop more strategic links with the Irish around the world and support the capacity building of such communities.
The grant criteria:
Applicants and activities must be outside Ireland;
Proposed activities or projects must be Irish language focused. Rental and associated costs for immersion courses, classes, training, weekends, tutors, advertising, administration costs and camps, among other activities could be covered.
The application for this second call, must be with Glór na nGael before the 7th April 2017 . Entries arriving after this date will not be accepted. This scheme is limited and may not have sufficient cash to fund all applications. It is recommended to submit applications as soon as possible.
Funding will be approved on a priority basis as long as the above criteria is satisfied.
We will not fund travel or meals costs, and no funding will be provided to any event already in receipt of funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or other governmental department of the Irish Government.
Applications will not be accepted from individuals: non-profit groups and committees are eligible.
Funding may not be used towards the following items:
These grants are being provided with the assistance of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through funding from the Emigrant Support Programme.
If you are interested in learning more about the grants scheme, or wish to receive an application form, please contact Feargal Ó Cuilinn, Bainisteoir Tionscadal: firstname.lastname@example.org | 00353 87 290 8391 / 00353 46 9430974