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Jun 20
Support Scheme for parents raising a family through the medium of Irish

Cara Teanga Tí Have you considered raising your children through the medium of Irish but you’re not sure where to start? Or are you raising your family through Irish and would like to connect with other families? Glór na nGael provides a support scheme called Cara Teanga Tí, and creates opportunities for parents who are […]

Jun 12
Winners of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2024

CLG Cill na Martra had a fantastic June bank holiday weekend when they hosted the Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta. Cill na Martra registered with the Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonnchain 2023, and this is the second time they have hosted  Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta, the first time being in 2005. Irish is the primary language of […]

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 […]

Jun 06
Clár Spraoi do Ghrupaí Súgartha

Glór na nGael has published a program of activities that will provide guidance for those organising play groups through the medium of Irish. This new publication,Clár Spraoi do Ghrúpaí Súgartha, is an à la carte activity program where activities can be chosen from 120 activities across 30 themes. Suzy Uí Ghallachóir, from Letterkenny and owner […]

May 30
Saoire Gaeltachta 2024

Glór na nGael is delighted that it will be back in Corca Dhuibhne for the annual Gaeltacht holiday in 2024. It will take place from August 10-17. This holiday provides an opportunity for families raising children in Irish to come together in a fun, supportive and friendly atmosphere to get to know each other and […]

May 29
Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha Clubs in the Spotlight in the Ulster Senior Football Championship Program

There was a nice piece in the Ulster Senior Football Championship  match day Program about two clubs registered with the Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha, Naomh Peadar GAA and Cill Chartha GAA. Naomh Peadar GAA has achieved great success in promoting the Irish language through various activities. They are extremely proud to have achieved the silver […]

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 17
Investment will have a positive impact on the use of Irish in GAA clubs

Investment worth €23,820 has been made by Glór na nGael and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in recent weeks to assist in the promotion of the Irish language through the Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha scheme. This will have a positive impact on the use of Irish in GAA clubs throughout the country, and provides clubs […]

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 […]

May 12
Lá Spraoi na Gaeilge success

There was success all round for Lá Spraoi na Gaeilge in Letterkenny on Saturday when hundreds attend the Irish language family events. Large crowds of more than 500 people descended on the town for the Irish u event organised by Glór na nGael and Líonra Leitir Ceanainn on 11 May. Letterkenny, a Gaeltacht Service Town, […]

May 12
‘Monopoly Junior as Gaeilge’ launched in Letterkenny

We are delighted to announce that Monopoly Junior, this wonderful board game for children, is now available in ‘as Gaeilge’! The game was launched on Saturday, 11 May in Letterkenny, where crowds gathered to enjoy the vibrant ‘Lá Spraoi na Gaeilge’ event organised by Glór na nGael’s family department in partnership with the Líonra Leitir […]