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Irish Business Awards ‘GRADAIM Gnó na hÉireann’ presented to 85 businesses

Irish Business Awards ‘GRADAIM’ plaques were presented to 85 businesses at a major event in the City Hall, Dublin on 15th November 2022. TV Star Síle Seoighe made the presentations and Sinéad Ní Uallacháin (RTÉ) was the ‘Bean an Tí’.

This is the first year of the national recognition scheme GRADAIM Gnó na Éireann, developed by Glór na nGael, in which the work of businesses for the Irish language is celebrated.

Based on the assessment process, which took place last September Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the businesses in three different categories: Signage; Marketing and Branding; Service in Irish.

Frainc Mac Cionnaith, the manager of the scheme, explained that GRADAIM plaques will inform the public of the level of service they can be expected in Irish from the participating businesses.

“For the first time ever there is a comprehensive, independent and national assessment process to provide accurate, confirmed and up-to-date information to the public, regarding the level of Irish language service and signage that can be expected from businesses.” said Mac Cionnaith. “I commend and congratulate the businesses for their enthusiasm and commitment. I also thank the community groups around the country who are supporting the implementation of the scheme.”

A special ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ section of the scheme which is awarded to two young people who show talent for entrepreneurship and enthusiasm for the Irish language. Róisín Dalby is the winner of GRADAIM’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the 12-18 age group, and Aoibhín Ní Deá is the winner in the 18 – 21 age group.

17 companies won gold medals in all the three categories (Signage, Marketing and Branding, Service in Irish) and 49 of the companies were awarded at least one gold medal.

Here is the full list of businesses that have received GRADAIM awards

  • POTA Café, Co. na Gaillimhe
  • Aon Scéal Café, Co. Átha Cliath
  • Comhar Creidmheasa Ghaoth Dobhair, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Drioglann Chroithlí, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • An Croí, Co. Dhoire;
  • An Siopa Gaeilge, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Brian de Staic Teoranta, Co. Chiarraí
  • Cló Iar-Chonnacht, Co. na Gaillimhe
  • Conradh na Gaeilge Boirche Íochtar, Co. an Dúin
  • Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Co. Aontroma
  • GTeic@Cill Charthaigh, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • LIGID Léiriúcháin, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Líonra Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Lóistín Teach Hiúdaí Beag, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Margadh na Mairt Teo, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Oideas Gael, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Siopa an Carn, Co. Dhoire
  • Teach Solais Fhánada, Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Aerfort Dhún na nGall Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Teach Jack Co. Dhún na nGall
  • An Cailín Gruaige Siopa Gruaige Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Bob Griffins Co. Chiarraí
  • P.Mac Giolla Dé Búistéirí Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Bee Healthy Monaghan Co. Mhuineacháin
  • O’Flahertys Bar Co. Chiarraí
  • Teresa Mhic Dhonncha, Seirbhís Hoiméapaite Co. na Gaillimhe
  • Bus Feda Teoranta Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Oifig an Phoist, Doirí Beaga Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Beachoga Dhún na nGall – Donegal Bees Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Dinglegoldsmiths A.J.Bacaeir Teoranta Gaibhne Óir Chorca Dhuibhne Co. Chiarraí
  • Fiadh Co. Chiarraí
  • Clinic Cois Abhann Co. Chiarraí
  • KCLR Co. Chill Chainnigh
  • Prints of Ireland Co. Átha Cliath
  • An Lárionad Oideachais, Siopa Chúinne an Daingin Co. Chiarraí
  • Fadó Antiques & Framing Co. Chiarraí
  • Fitzgeralds Homevalue Co. Chiarraí
  • John Weldon Jewellers Co. Chiarraí
  • MacEoin General Merchants Co. Chiarraí
  • Murphy’s Ice Cream Co. Chiarraí
  • O’Donnell Fuels Crolly (Siopa Stiofan Anne) Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Paul Geaneys Co. Chiarraí
  • Solas Tapas Co. Chiarraí
  • Spar Doire Beaga Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Teach Tabhairne Uí Shearcaigh Co. Dhún na nGall
  • The Coach House Co. Chiarraí
  • Tigh Mhic Cárthaigh Co. Chiarraí
  • Walsh’s Pharmacy – Cógaslann Mhuintir Breathnach Co. Chiarraí
  • Bliss Ladies Fashions Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Dingle Bookshop Co. Chiarraí
  • Óstán na Sceilge Co. Chiarraí
  • Seed & Soul Co. Chiarraí
  • Chop Central Co. Chiarraí
  • Corveen Glen Meat Company Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Dingle Properties Co. Chiarraí
  • Ireland By Bike Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Kingdom Fresh Co. Chiarraí
  • Pure Beauty Co. Chiarraí
  • Sheehy’s Fish & Chip Takeaway Co. Chiarraí
  • Siúinéireacht Shéamuis Óig Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Teach Sheáin Óig Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Dréimire Language Services Co. Átha Cliath
  • GaelGoer, Co. Átha Cliath
  • Strand House Co. Chiarraí Dingledoc Co. Chiarraí
  • Tabhairne Leo Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Bialann Danny Minnie Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Óstán Benners Co. Chiarraí
  • MF Learning Seirbhísí Foghlama Co. Thír Eoghain
  • Sew it Seams Co. na Gaillimhe
  • An Cope, Siopa Anagaire Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Áras Uí Chonghaile Co. Aontroma
  • Bláthanna Tí Mhistéil Co. na Gaillimhe
  • Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca Dhuibhne Teo Co. Chiarraí
  • Mara Beo Co. Chiarraí
  • Tigh Liam Co. na Gaillimhe
  • Wet & Wild Co. Dhún na nGall
  • An Ceathrú Póilí Co. Aontroma
  • Maisiúchán Phóil Ó Breisleáin Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Teach Tessie Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Ceimiceoir totalhealth Uí Dhomhnaill Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Crua Earraí Mhic Suibhne Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Sheehys Spar Co. Chiarraí Cáis Co. Chiarraí
  • Aerfort Dhún na nGall Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Comhar Creidmheasa Ghaoth Dobhair Co. Dhún na nGall
  • Drioglann Chroithlí Co. Dhún na nGall