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
Glór na nGael is supporting Líonra Leitir Ceanainn in their strategy to have Leitir Ceanainn / Letterkenny recognised as a ‘Baile Seirbhíse Gaeltachta’ (BSG) – a Gaeltacht Service Town.
A central part of a BSG is that people can do their business in the Irish language and not be obliged to turn to English. In Glór na nGael we understand the importance of such a service, not only to the local Irish speaking population but in particular to the Gaeltacht population who are regular and important customers of shops and businesses in the town.
We also understand that support and advice is needed by local businesses who have set the goal to use the Irish language to their advantage. This is why a free workshop aimed at businesses and the self employed is being organised on September 11 from 18.00 – 20.00 in the Donegal County Council offices in Leitir Ceanainn / Letterkenny.
For further information please contact Caitríona Nic Seoin, Oifigeach Forbartha/Development Officer with Glór na nGael, at 083 448 1999 / email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Manager and Director are required at an Afterschools club in Carrickmines, Dublin 18. Hardworking and enthusiastic candidates are sought to fill these positions.
25 hour working week.
Proven ability and experience in after-schools care.
Strong communicative skills
Gaeilge labhartha líofa/fluent spoken Irish (Leibhéal TEG 2 labhartha molta)
QQI level 5 or 6 in childcare
Please send letter and CV to:
Míde at email@example.com before Friday 30 June 2017.
Glór na nGael is once again organising their Scéim Bronntanas as Gaeilge campaign. The campaign will run during the month of March 2017, with retailers throughout the country taking part. Dedicated point of sale display units, bearing the motto “Bronntanas as Gaeilge- Give a Gift as Gaeilge” are being supplied to the retailers, complete with a wide range of Irish Language gifts and games. It is hoped that the scheme will inspire people to purchase Irish Language items.
According to Glór na nGael CEO, Lorcán Mac Gabhann “This scheme is an excellent example of manufacturing and entrepreneurship as Gaeilge; and it also adds to the visibility of Irish in the marketplace”
If you would like to take part in the scheme & require a display unit for your business, please contact Feargal Ó Cuillinn, on 087 290 8391 / 046 9430974 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full list of shops currently taking part in the scheme:
Ionad na Fuiseoige, Béal Feirste
An Droichead Teo, Béal Feirste
An Ceathrú Póilí, Béal Feirste
Contae Ard Mhacha
Siopa Cult Úr, Cathair Ard Mhacha
Bóin Dé, Ard Mhacha
King’s Toys, An Céide, Ard Mhacha
Shamrock Superstore, An Céide, Ard Mhacha
Navan Centre, Ard Mhacha
Baile Átha Cliath
Village Bookshop, Terenure
Eoin Heneghan, Fairgreen Shopping Centre, Ceatharlach
Beatrice Byrne, 16 Dublin Street, Ceatharlach
Siopa an Bhuailtín, Baile An Fheirtéirigh, Trá Lí
Polymath Books, 1-2 Courthouse Lane, Trá Lí
Lár Ionad Oideachais & Bréagáin, Daingean Uí Chúis
Contae an Chláir
Scéal Eile, Inis
Ennis Bookshop, Inis
Contae Chill Dara
Bookhaven, Nás na Ríogh
Hopkin’s Toymaster, An Phríomhshráid, Cill Mhantáin
Malone’s Bookshop, An Phríomhshráid, Cill Mhantáin
Centra Uí Dhuinnín, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaigh
Gael-Taca, Port Uí Shúilleabháin, Cathair Chorcaí
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Cathair Dhoire
Contae an Dúin
Walkers, Caisleán Uidhlín
Bagenal’s Castle, Iúr Chinn Trá
Gibney’s Convenience Store, Dún Phádraig
Contae Dhún na nGall
Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille
Áislann Chill Chartha, Cill Chartha
Áislann Rann na Feirste
Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar
An tSeanbheairic, An Fhál Carrach
Sprint Educational Supplies, Leitir Ceanainn
Sprint Educational Supplies, Baile Dhún na nGall
Contae na Gaillimhe
Oifig an Phoist, Cill Chiaráin
Siopa Centra, Casla
Niall Quinn, An Siopa Leabhar, Maigh Cuilinn
Eurospar, An Cheathrú Rua
Contae na hIarmhí
Castle Giftshop, Baile Átha Luain
Cormicans, Baile Átha Luain
Whelehans Newsagents, Portarlington
Nook & Cranny, Portlaois
J&M Giftstores, Edgeworthstown
Iarsmalann Dhún Dealgan
Contae Mhaigh Eo
Ionad Deirbhile, An Eachléim An Fód Dubh
Contae na Mí
Smiths Newsagent (Oifig an Phoist), Athboy
Siopa & Caifé, Ráth Chairn
Rena Beau, Dunboyne
Rock’s Stationery, 10 Sráid na Páirce, Muineachán
Contae Phort Láirge
Oifig an Phoist, Dún Garbhán
David Walsh School & Office Supplies, Dún Garbhán
Spar, An Rinn
Freedom Scoil Surfála, Tramore
Cormican’s, Baile Ros Comáin
Co Thiobraid Árann
Siopa Chonradh na Gaeilge, An tAonach
Feeny’s Day Today News, Banagher
Kelly’s CEOs, Biorra
We are currently looking to recruit a Sales Supervisory Officer
All the information is contained in the link below.
Please be aware of the closing date: Friday, February 17th at 17.00