Glór na nGael is delighted to announce that an Cumann Luathchleas Gael (GAA) have pledged to support the Joe McDonagh Foundation for the next three years.
“This pledge means that Glór na nGael will be in a position to add to the number of clubs that can avail of the support that the foundation provides and therefore help enhance and perpetuate the status of and the use of the Irish language within the clubs.” said Frainc Mac Cionnaith, Glór na nGael Development Manager.
“It is a matter of pride for us that the GAA recognizes and acknowledges the importance and the value of the work being carried out with the clubs by our Development Officers and we are looking forward to working closely with Jamie Ó Tuama, the newly elected GAA Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge (Irish Language Development Officer).”
There are over 90 clubs from 25 counties registered with the Joe McDonagh Foundation and they are making great use of the support being provided. As well as awarding grants and medals the Foundation will ensure that clubs are provided professional and helpful advice every step of the way on their language journey.
By registering with the Foundation clubs are giving a commitment to actively promote the Irish Language and to make it an important aspect of the daily life of your club. Seize the opportunity! Sign up and declare your club’s support for the Irish Language.
Contact Glór na nGael firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to us about registering. There is a €30 fee to register with the Foundation per calendar year.
The winners of Gradam Gnó Chiarraí 2018 were announced during Oireachtas na Gaeilge Thursday the 1st November. Glór na nGael is delighted to be a part of this initiative that gives recognition to businesses that use Irish in their work throughout the year.
Sponsors awarded each winner an advertising/monetary package valued at €500 along with a specially designed Gradam Gnó Chiarraí 2018 slate plaque at 8.00pm in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney. Kerry County Council’s Oifig na Gaeilge administer Gradam Gnó Chiarraí in partnership with Glór na nGael who are in charge of the adjudication of the awards.
Nine companies were nominated for this year’s Gradam Gnó Chiarraí… Seacláid na Sceilge; Supervalu Lios Tuathail; Valentia Ice Cream; Brian de Staic Teo; Bricín; Killarney Guided Walks; Aniar TV Teo; Comhar Chreidmheas Chorca Dhuibhne; Mac Domhnaill Dental and Puffin Childcare.
The categories and their sponsors are – Tourism by Kerry’s Eye; Services by both Radio Kerry and The Kerryman; Gaeltacht by Údarás na Gaeltachta and non-Gaeltacht by Kerry Local Enterprise Office.
The following are this year’s winners of the awards and their sponsors….
‘Use of Irish creates a distinctive image that can give your business a marketing edge and attract new customers. The Irish speaking and Gaeltacht communities are often looking for services in their language and it is worthwhile catering for these growing audiences’ arsa Roibeard Ó hEartáin, Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge Chomhairle Contae Chiarraí.
Supports are available from Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta, opportunities for publicity on www.ciarrai.com and Glór na nGael are available to advise you on how best to develop Irish in your business.
Gradam Turasóireachta to Brian de Staic – sponsored by Kerry’s Eye
Gradam Seirbhísí to Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca Dhuibhne – sponsored by Radio Kerry
Gradam Seirbhísí to Mac Domhnaill Dental – sponsored by The Kerryman
Gradam Gaeltachta to Aniar TV – sponsored by Údarás na Gaeltachta
Gradam Iar-Ghaeltachta to Bricín – sponsored by Kerry Local Enterprise Office
Cumann na bhFiann’s youthclubs have reopened around the country for 10-18 year old’s who wish to use and practice their Gaeilge regularly in a social way.
You can find the nearest one to you on : www.cnb.ie
Glór na nGael is delighted that the annual ‘Seomra Teaghlaigh’ (Family Room) will be open again during Oireachtas na Samhna this Thursday and Friday (November 1 & 2) with a wide range of activities for Irish speaking families with children of all ages.
Facepainting, Arts and Crafts, Dancing, Games, Storytelling, and pleanty of laughs with Giggles on both days and with the ‘Ballet Poulet’ show from the Fanzini family on Friday.
The full program is available here:
Glór na nGael is organising Fóram na dTeaghlach (The Family Forum) at Oireachtas na Samhna.
It is an event to share information and hear the views of parents about the needs and challenges regarding rearing a family through Irish. Information, advice and practical support will discussed as well as networking and resources.
Muireann Ní Mhóráin (Chief Executive of An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta) will be the facilitator at the forum which is being held in the ‘Munster’ room in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney at 15:30 on Saturday 3 November 2018.
The forum is being organised with the support of Foras na Gaeilge, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta, Tús Maith and Muintearas.
Three teams of adjudicators from Glór na nGael have started their circuit around Ireland to meet the community groups and committees that are taking part in the Glór na nGael competition.
Fourty community groups and committees are being marked on the work they have done throughout the year to promote and enhance the use of the Irish language with themes encompassing many aspects of community life.
This years prize fund is in excess of €85000.
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