Gaillimh le Gaeilge Announce Two New Board Members

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Bord Stiúrtha Ghaillimh le Gaeilge welcomes two new members to the board:  Maeve Joyce Crehan and Mary Rodgers.  Gaillimh le Gaeilge works in association with Galway City Council, Galway Chamber, and other groups to promote the Irish language in the city.

Maeve has spent her working life in the areas of communications: as an educator, journalist, public relations executive and general manager. Her work within the Galway business community over the past twenty years has given her a real knowledge of the wants and needs of business, now and into the future.

As part of the team at the Crane Bar, Maeve supports and promotes Galway worldwide as a unique traditional music, language and cultural destination. She looks forward to using her connections and skillset in supporting and promoting the work of Gaillimh le Gaeilge.

Mary Rodgers is the CEO of Galway City Innovation District and works with Technology start-ups across Galway and the West to create high value sustainable jobs for the Region.

Mary’s mother is from Inis Mór and despite having spent many years in the US, Mary’s favourite place in the whole world is Inis Mór where she escapes to at every opportunity. An enthusiastic Irish speaker, Mary enjoys incorporating Irish into her business and social life. She brings a strong network, boundless energy and a grá for all things GLEG (Gaillimh le Gaeilge).



Cathaoirleach Ghaillimh le Gaeilge, Bernadette Mullarkey welcomed both new members  and said,

Cuirim fáilte mhór roimh Maeve Joyce Crehan  agus Mary Rodgers mar bhaill nua de Bhord Stiúrtha Ghaillimh le Gaeilge. Tá taithí ábhartha agus na scileanna cuí acu beirt a chuirfidh  go mór leis an saineolas atá ar an mbord cheana féin.

I look forward to working with this accomplished and dynamic duo in the coming year as they share their practical experience and valuable skills to drive our vision forward for the future of the Irish language in Galway city.  In this time of change and uncertainty, we have a clear agenda to increase  the  use of an Ghaeilge in Ireland’s Bilingual City. It’s important that the Irish language will always  continue to thrive in Galway to keep our city at the forefront as the best place to live, visit and invest in.”

If you are interested in creating a bilingual business or organisation you can contact the team at 091 568876 or  by email  They will put together a multi-step programme with an agreed timeframe, for the incorporation of Irish into various areas of your business or organisation, whether it be stationery, signage, menus, websites and more importantly online during these times where digital marketing is vital! The Gaillimh le Gaeilge team will provide marketing and business expertise throughout the process and will stay in regular contact with the company or organisation during the bilingual process, to assist, provide advice and free translations wherever necessary.