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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 the opportunity to come together, receive support, or share advice with each other.

In the first session, attendees from the community groups had the opportunity to discuss as part of open forums the work they are currently undertaking, and seek advice from each other on any challenges or difficulties they face. There was lively discussion about the various ways in which groups from different areas can work together.

As part of the workshop, Hannah Ní Dhoimhín, a language planning expert and current manager of translation company ‘Dréimire’,  came in to talk about language planning and the most important parts of the process. This session was very valuable for those present who want to write and implement a language plan for their areas.

Representatives from the following committees attended on the day:

  • Muintir Chrónáin – Dublin
  • Gaelphobal Thamhlachta – Dublin
  • An Droichead – Belfast
  • Glór Cheatharlach – Carlow
  • Cill Dara le Gaeilge – Kildare
  • An Clár as Gaeilge – Clare
  • Gael-Taca – Cork
  • Carraig ag Caint – Cork
  • Glór Uachtar Tíre – Down
  • Glór na Spéiríní – Derry
  • Coiste Forbartha Charn Tochair – Derry
  • Gaillimh le Gaeilge – Galway
  • Gaeilge Locha Riach – Galway
  • Comhluadar Luimnigh – Limerick
  • Coiste Dúiche Mhaigh Eo – Mayo
  • Gnó Mhaigh Eo – Mayo
  • Cairde Uí Néill – Tyrone

Glór na nGael provides support and advice to community groups through training workshops as well as through funding schemes and advisory services. To learn more about these supports, visit or if you wish to attend a training workshop in the future please contact

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