DEIS – January 2018

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The latest news from Gaillimh le Gaeilge

Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018

Galway Businesses and organisation were well represented at the press event in the Eyre Square Centre when, the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Pearce Flannery launched Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh for 2018. The Gradam is now officially open for nominations until Monday the 23rd of February 2018. Click here to enter online.

At the event he also announced the sponsors of the Gradam for the year ahead:

This year, the main media sponsor is once again the Galway Advertiser.  TG4 are also on board, as well as all of the category sponsors and they are as follows:

Údarás Na Gaeltachta have renewed their sponsorship for the next three years and the Galway Chamber are also providing sponsorship to the overall winner.

This year, the Gradam has a new sponsor and they are; the award winning Social Media Agency, Lorg Media. The total value of this sponsorship for Gradam 2018 is worth over €23,000.

Gaillimh le Gaeilge is currently putting a schedule together and would love to meet with businesses and organisations who are interested in using the Irish language to create a bilingual business. The closing date for Gradam entries is Monday the 23rd of February 2018They will examine various possibilities in terms of the use of Irish in your business or organisation and you have over 3 months to prepare as adjudication will take place in mid-April.

Click HERE to enter online or contact 091 568876.

Click here to see more photos from the launch and have a look at the video of the event below.


Redesigned Website

After an audit of the previous website, Bord Stiúrtha Ghaillimh le Gaeilge decided to redevelop it in order to maximise the use of new technologies that are now available.

At the press event, Gaillimh le Gaeilge also launched their redesigned website ( developed by Armour, to coincide with Gradam 2018.

Gaillimh le Gaeilge would like to thank the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for the special funding that they provided for the redesign of the site – Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

Cairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge

To help us to continue with our work and to promote Galway more effectively as a unique city where its unique culture is under the   umbrella of the Irish language. We ask for your support as Cairde in 2018. We are grateful for your loyal support during 2017 and we hope that you can support us once again in 2018. Click HERE to sign up online through PayPal. Our prices remain the same as last year.

Here is a list of the Cairde who have come on board recently. Go raibh míle maith agaibh!


An Post Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh
An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta & Gaeltachta TG4
Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe Údarás na Gaeltachta
Gaillimh 2020


Bus Éireann Magnet Networks
Carey Building Contractors Murphy’s Bar
Calafort na Gaillimhe/The Port of Galway Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga

Comhar Creidmheasa Naomh

Aontoine & an Cladach Teo

Leabharlanna Chontae na Gaillimhe
Enterprise Ireland Snap Galway
Fáilte Ireland—West Region Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
ITGM/GMIT Teach na Céibhe / The Quays Bar & Restaurant
Tigh Taaffes


An tAthair Dáithí G. Ó Murchú Mary Lane Heneghan
An Curadh Connachtach McDonagh’s
Brendan James Financial Services Ó hÓgartaigh, Proinséas,
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop Ó Dorchaidhe, Antóin
Conradh na Gaeilge O’Leary Insurances (Galway) Ltd.,
Computer Troubleshooters / Seirbhísí Ríomhaire Bearna Teo Seán C. Ó Domhnaill & A Mhic Aturnaetha
Galway Cartridge Standún
Gaelscoil Dara Scully Building Contractors
Galway Bay Gifts Stafford, Seán
Galway Race Committee Socos Teo
Harbour Hotel Treasure Chest
Judy Greene Pottery The King’s Head
Tacsaithe na Gaillimhe

The First Lón Gnó of the year

The first Lón Gnó of 2018 will take place in The Quays Bar & Restaurant, Quay Street, Gaillimh at 1.00p.m., Thursday, 8th  of February 2018.

To reserve a place at the lunch, contact the Gaillimh le Gaeilge office at (091) 568876 or email

Beidh Fáilte Uí Cheallaigh romhat!

Bliain na Gaeilge

During Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 we will celebrate the Irish language through action on five themes: the revival of thelanguage over the last 125 years; the creativity of the language; the vibrancy of the language; the participation of the community; and the value of our Gaeltachtaí.

Keep an eye out for events taking place here in Galway at 

Dlúthchairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge


Faigheann Gaillimh le Gaeilge maoiniú ón gCrannchur Náisiúnta tríd an Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, ó Chomhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe agus ó Chairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge i gcomhar le Cumann Tráchtála na Gaillimhe