The Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne, announced today that he has approved a grant of €683,677 for Glór na nGael for the period 2019-2022 to develop the Joe McDonagh Foundation and the family language scheme ‘Teanga Tí’.
The Joe McDonagh Foundation is a Glór na nGael and Gaelic Athletic Association support scheme for GAA clubs who promote the Irish language. The foundation provides grants for registered clubs who successfully manage to implement a certain amount of the actions. Clubs may be awarded the Joe McDonagh medal for achieving a certain amount of the 70 actions which are set out in regards to the language. This is given in recognition of the good work being carried out by the clubs.
Under the Teanga Tí scheme, which is under the care of Glór na nGael and Gaeloideachas Teo, the aim is to develop networks of Irish-speaking families in all-Irish and Gaeltacht schools. Families whose children are in senior infants and who wish to raise their children through Irish are given support and encouragement under the scheme. All-Irish events will be made available for these families.