The Nominees for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017

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The Nominees for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017:

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Eyre Square Centre

Eyre Square Shopping Centre is keen to support the Irish language here in our centre. The majority of our signage throughout Ionad na Faiche Móire is bilingual. Our adverts, website and Facebook all incorporate the Irish Language as does each event held in the centre. All avenues to incorporate the language will be integrated into our centre going forth.

Mary’s Fish

Mary’s Fish is very much a Galway success story, from a single employee 3 years ago there are now 12 employees and a fleet of refrigerated vans delivering the freshest of Irish fish to many of the very best restaurants in Connacht. Mary’s staff welcome customers in English or Irish, all signage is currently being updated and will be bilingual. Mary’s staff take pride in preparing a spectacular display of fresh fish each day in the shop and all fish are named in Irish and English.

Thomas Woodberrys

Is ceannaitheoir fíona é Thomas Woodberrys atá lonnaithe i nGaillimh. Táimid ag cur fúinn anseo le deich mbliana anuas. Roghnaíomar fíonta a thaitníonn linn agus is maith linn féin ól. Is comhlacht ceannródaíoch muid agus i mbliana tá súil againn an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn mar theanga chumarsáideach inár siopa, idir Ghaeilge labhartha agus chomharthaí.

Sweeney Oil

Sweeney Oil is a family run company, employing local people and supporting our local communities through sport and event sponsorship and over the years we have made a valiant effort to sponsor and support all things Irish. We have incorporated the Irish language onto brochures, will launch a bilingual website and have several members of staff who can provide a ‘Seirbhís i nGaeilge’.


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Tá SULT, beár Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn OÉ, Gaillimh, ag spreagadh úsáid na Gaeilge i measc na mac léinn, na foirne agus cuairteoirí ar an ollscoil lenár gcomharthaíocht agus feisteas foirne dátheangach nua.  Ní amháin sin ach bhaisteamar ainm nua as Gaeilge amháin ar an mbeár le déanaí ‘SULT’.  Tá fíor-fháilte roimh úsáid na Gaeilge ann agus tá cuid dár bhfoirne in ann seirbhís a chur ar fáil as Gaeilge chomh maith.

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Clayton Hotel Galway

Óstán an Clayton Gaillimh are delighted to be involved in Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2017. We are an award winning four star hotel with 195 bedrooms, a spacious function room, expansive meeting facilities, a leisure centre and a modern bar and restaurant. We are delighted to be part of bringing Gaeilge to our customers and strive to consistently offer the Irish language in our business.

Maxwells Restaurant

Maxwells has been providing hospitality to Galway residents and visitors since 1850. Since 2010, under the direction of Paul O’ Meara and his team, the restaurant continues this fine tradition providing an oasis of food and hospitality from the hustle and bustle on Shop Street. Maxwells are delighted to participate in the Gradam and support Galway’s bilingual status. We look forward to increasing the use of the Irish language on signage and menus in the coming weeks.

The Connacht Hotel

Everyone at The Connacht Hotel was delighted to win our category last year and it has encouraged us to keep up the Irish language. With visiting tourists and our local and national corporate business we are in a unique position in promoting Galway as Ireland’s first bi-lingual city.



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Cancer Care West

Cancer Care West offers residential, psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. Although based in Galway city, we offer services throughout the west of Ireland. Many of the people who use our services are bilingual and as a charity we are anxious to welcome these people into our services. We use bilingual signage as well as encouraging staff to use conversational Irish whenever possible.

Cross Street Dental

Úsáidtear an Ghaeilge anseo go laethúil agus muid ag déanamh cúraim do na hothair.

Tá Gearóid, an fiaclóir agus Teresa, an sláinteolaí (hygienist) in ann seirbhís trí Ghaeilge a chur ar fáil. Mothaíonn daoine níos compordaí sa timpeallacht seo nuair atá siad ábalta a dteanga dhúchais féin a úsáid. Tá béim anseo ar fhiaclóireacht don teaghlach ar fad agus bainimid an-sult as a bheith ag déileáil le daltaí scoile agus iad ag labhairt Gaeilge.


Lorg Media

Lorg Media is a Social Media & Marketing Company bringing client visions to life. Déanann muid brandaí a neartú le fonn agus le díograis. We build brands with purpose and passion from content creation, live events, video production, analytics, advertising and more.  All of our team are fluent and passionate Irish speakers. We take pride in popularising the use of Irish in our co-working space in the heart of Galway City.

The Beauty Mint

Galway native Naomi Ellis, expanded her business from Nails by Naomi on Shop Street, to The Beauty Mint on Augustine Street. Naomi is helped by Amy O’Donnell, a fluent Irish speaker, a seasoned Make-Up Artist, with a flair for beauty. The Beauty Mint offered the best in express beauty treatments, including waxing, tinting, specialised bikini waxing, spray tanning, make up, lashes and Shellac and Gel nails 091-563996



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Carey Developments

Carey’s are delighted to be working with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in promoting the use of the Irish language.  We use bilingual signage on all sites and in our Head Office.  Gaeilge is spoken as the main language on three of our sites.  We’ve also adapted our stationery, social media and website to reflect our bilingualism.

Galway Arts Centre

Managing Director of Galway Arts Centre, Páraic Breathnach is known to many as an actor, writer and co-founder of Macnas. As Irish is his native tongue, GAC’s artistic programme features the language & it conducts business through Irish when possible. He acknowledges tradition while simultaneously looking ahead and is excited by the use of Irish in digital technology.

Galway Races

The Galway Races, Ireland’s largest horse racing festival is very proud to support and promote the work of Gaillimh le Gaeilge in areas such as our signage, brochure and fence advertising. Being the only racecourse located in the Gaeltacht, it’s a great opportunity to advertise our native language to the thousands of people that attend our Summer Festival.

Micil Poitín

Is é Poitín Mhicil an chéad bhiotáille dhleathach atá á déanamh i nGaillimh le os cionn céad bliain. Tugadh Micil ar an mbranda poitín seo in ómós do Mhicil Ó Cearra, sin – sin -sin seanathair Phádraic.  Tá an Ghaeilge fite fuaite sa mbranda seo agus i ngníomhaíochtaí an chomhlachta.  Tá slua mór leantóirí ag Poitín Mhicil agus go leor acu sin ag cumarsáid leis an gcomhlacht trí Ghaeilge.


Established May 2016, PorterShed is a showcase for Galway’s tech startup scene. It is a coworking space housing 22 high potential startups and up to 62 people. It has hot desks for casual members and a space for events and workshops.  PorterShed is embracing the Irish language and integrating it into our company’s vision and culture going forward.

Siopa Leabhar Uí Chionnaith

Is é ár rosc ‘Leabhair do chuile Mheabhair’. Tá an bailiúchán is mó leabhair Ghaeilge sa tír ar díol againn, idir sean agus nua. Táimid de shíor i mbun margaíochta do scríbhneoirí agus dá saothar. Díolaimid níos mó leabhair Ghaeilge thar lear ná mar a dhíolaimid in Éirinn.