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Jun 08
Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha discussed at County Board meeting in Sligo

Glór na nGael received an invitation to the latest meeting of the Sligo GAA County Board, and our Development Officer Honoria Ní Mháille was delighted to be present with them last week to give a presentation on Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha.  Honoria spoke with the County Irish Language and Culture Officer, Joe Brady from the […]

May 24
Service Level Agreement signed between Kerry County Council and Glór na nGael

A Service Level Agreement has been agreed and signed between Kerry County Council (KCC) and Glór na nGael regarding the employment and management of a Oifigeach Pleanála Teanga (Language Planning Officer) for the Cahersiveen Language Plan.   At a meeting between both parties at the KCC offices, Christy O’Connor, Director of Corporate Services at KCC, […]

May 16
Bláthú funding in ’23 – Ionad Naomh Pádraig Dobhar

In 2023, €40,000 in funding was granted to 41 Irish language groups throughout the island of Ireland under the *Bláthú 2023 scheme run by Glór na nGael. Under this scheme, events, walks, classes and even trips from Santa himself were organised ‘as Gaeilge’. Bláthú does not open every year, dependent on funding, but when it […]

May 13
Training and Development Workshop – A productive day for community groups

23 representatives from 17 community groups gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone for the second training and development workshop for community groups organised by Glór na nGael this year. Glór na nGael organises these workshops throughout the year to provide Irish language groups and areas that receive funding from Foras na Gaeilge with […]

Apr 30
Bláthú 2023

In 2023, €40,000 in funding was granted to 41 Irish language groups throughout the island of Ireland under the *Bláthú 2023 scheme run by Glór na nGael. Under this scheme, events, walks, classes and even trips from Santa himself were organised as Gaeilge. Bláthú does not open every year, dependent on funding, but when it […]

Mar 27
Glór na nGael National Competition Award Ceremony – Postponed

The board of management of Glór na nGael wishes to communicate to our community groups, our sponsors, and all interested parties that a decision has been made to postpone the Glór na nGael National Competition Awards Ceremony which was to be held in April. The postponement is due to a lack of accommodation available in […]

Mar 19
Why register my community group with Glór na nGael?

Glór na nGael was founded in the year 1961 and since then the organisation helped community groups dedicated to the promotion of the Irish language locally and on a national level. Valuable expertise has been gathered which enables the organisation to provide advice and support. The staff is continuously trained in the most modern methods […]

Mar 19
Irish Language Summer Camp Scheme now open for 2024

The summer camp scheme (scéim na gcampaí samhraidh) – a scheme funded by Foras na Gaeilge is now open for 2024. Community groups and committees can apply for this scheme to provide summer camps for children between 3-18 years of age. These camps must aim to promote the Irish language by organising various events which […]

Mar 11
Fógairt Buaiteoirí Chomórtas Náisiúnta Ghlór na nGael 2023

Fógraíodh buaiteoirí Chomórtas Náisiúnta Ghlór na nGael maidin Dé Luain 11 Marta ar chlár speisialta de chuid Iris Aniar ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.  Is iad na grúpaí seo, Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin, Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne agus An Droichead Béal Feirste a bheas san íomaíocht don príomhdhuais na blaina agus taobh leis an nuacht […]

Mar 11
Artificial Intelligence in the Irish language workplace

Artificial Intelligence in the Irish language workplace After a lecture on AI in the workplace with Dr. Eoghan Mac Conaill Óig last week, there was plenty for us to ponder and of course we had to try what we learned ourselves. With that in mind, we asked the Artificial Intelligence itself ‘what are the benefits […]

Mar 01
Training and Development Workshop – A great success

Representatives from 17 community groups met at the Radisson Blu in Athlone on Tuesday 27 February for a Training and Networking Workshop. These workshops are held by Glór na nGael several times a year to give the community groups, Scéimeanna Forbartha Líonraí Gaeilge, Bailte Seirbhíse Gaeltachta and Oifigigh Pheanála Teanga an opportunity to come together […]

Feb 23
Sean-Nós na Fearsaide 2024

With the city of Belfast seeking to attract Oireachtas na Samhna 2025 and 2026, a mini Belfast Oireachtas is now underway in the north of the city for the tenth year in a row. Sean-Nós na Fearsaide will start this year on a day like no other, the 29th of February. Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain […]