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Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018
One of the largest hotels in the west of Ireland, The Connacht Hotel, was named as the overall winner of Galway’s bilingual business award – Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh. Aire Stáit Seán Kyne TD do Ghnóthaí Pobail, Acmhainní Nádúrtha agus Forbairt Dhigiteach made the annoucement at a special awards ceremony in the Salthill Hotel on Thursday the 24th of May. The other category winners for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018 were:
- Kennys Bookshop & Art Galleries Ltd. winner of the ‘Retail’ Category, sponsored by Galway Bay FM
- Sweeney Oil winner of the ‘Services’ Category, sponsored by Snap Galway
- iSupply,winner of the ‘Other Companies’ Category sponsored by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh.
Bronnadh Speisialta na Moltóirí, sponsored by Judy Greene Pottery was presented to the Corrib Shopping Centre and Big O Taxis. The Moltóirí also bestowed a University Scholarship sponsored by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh on a business that is making a special effort to promote and use the Irish language with their customers. Colm’s Life Pharmacy was presented with a two year scholarship on the language acquisition course.
Have a look at the highlights from the night:
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Urraí Tacaíochta an Ghradaim
Bernie Ó Conaill, joined by his family, friends and colleagues was presented with ‘Duais Aitheantais Pheadair Uí Fhlatharta’ by An tAire Stáit Seán Kyne TD, at Bronnadh Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018. Duais Aitheantais Pheadair Uí Fhlatharta was established by Gaillimh le Gaeilge in association with Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU. It is in memory of Dr Peadar Ó Flatharta, founding member and the first Cathaoirleach of Gaillimh le Gaeilge.
Summer can be a very busy time in business with long days and sunny weather providing ample opportunity to renovate, update and refurbish. The summer season also brings a new variety of fresh produce which might lead to a new menu.
So whether you are changing your menu, designing a new shopfront or developing a new product, why not contact Gaillimh le Gaeilge about the possibility of incorporating the Irish language into your business. We will provide you with a FREE translation service and also publicise your efforts.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on 091 568876 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Comhghairdeas to the new Mayor of Galway City
Comhghairdeas ó chroí to Cllr. Níall McNelis who was recently elected as the new Mayor of the City of Galway by Galway City Council. Gach rath sa bhliain atá amach romhat.
BAOITE tells the compelling contemporary story of a fishing family torn apart by the silence and lies of their community, while actively engaged in protesting against offshore fracking in their area. This thriller exposes the silence, shame, and lies inherent in the psyche of rural Ireland through the eyes of the main character, Cáit.
Cáit wants a child. When her third round of IVF fails, she has to choose between supporting her community as they resist the destructive fracking or betraying them her own personal gain.
The strong cast includes Siobhan O’Kelly, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Diarmuid De Faoite, and Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, and the play features an original soundtrack which will be performed live by Saileog Ní Cheannabháin and Maitiú Ó Casaide. Set design is by artist Seán Ó Flaithearta, and the author, Darach Mac Con Iomaire will direct.
Tickets for this drama will be in huge demand. It is recommended to book well in advance online at www.antaibhdhearc.com, or by phone on 091 562024.
“..Ná habair tusa focal – ach coinnigh agat féin é,
ní fhaca tú tada – is níl milleán ar éinne…”
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