Gradam Nominees to be announced next week

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18 nominees have entered Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, all of which are willing to use the Irish language on a daily basis in their business. The nominees will be unveiled in the Galway Advertiser during Seachtain na Gaeilge on Thursday, 9th of March 2017.

As a diverse and continually developing city, we are delighted to give a special welcome to the 14 businesses that have entered the Gradam for the very first time this year. It promises to be an exciting few weeks ahead in the lead-up to  the awards ceremony announcing the category winners of the Gradam as well as the overall winner, the 15th Tribe of Galway for the year ahead!

The Wild Atlantic Way is helping Galway businesses to flourish by attracting visitors and tourists alike to our unique city. The inclusion of Irish in the retail, services and hospitality industries is an essential ingredient in enriching this unique cultural and Gaelic vibe in the city of the tribes and offers visitors to the Wild Atlantic Way a unique opportunity to hear and engage with the language as used by Galwegians in their daily lives.

This year, the prizefund for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017 is a superb business package valued at €23,000 along with substantial publicity and of course the prestigious title as the 15thTribe of Galway.