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 Fifteen Galway businesses and organizations have reached the Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh Gearrliosta for 2023. The Gradam, Galway’s own bilingual business award is organised by Gaillimh le Gaeilge (the organisation that promotes the Irish language in Galway city) in partnership with the Galway Advertiser, TG4 and Galway Chamber.

With its 21st anniversary, the Gradam continues to celebrate and recognise all the bilingual work being accomplished by businesses and organisations in Ireland’s Bilingual City.

The Moltóirí convened on Monday morning for the first phase of the adjudication process. Gearóidín Hynes, Bainisteoir Tograí of Gaillimh le Gaeilge said that the Moltóirí  were delighted with the quality of this year’s Gradam nominees. The  participants selected for this year’s Gearrliosta demonstrated outstanding energy, optimism, and confidence in the Irish language.

Following is the Gradam Gearrliosta for 2023:  

Retail Experience category, sponsored by Galway Bay FM, the finalists are:

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Just Art It, Ór Jewellery, St Vincent De Paul Westside

Tourism category, sponsored by Fáilte Ireland, the finalists are:

Galway Trails, Harbour Hotel, The Hardiman

Customer Service category, sponsored by Computer Troubleshooters Galway, the finalists are:, Tribes Press

Digital category, sponsored by The Galway Technology Centre, the finalists are:

Fluff Beag, Irish Socksciety, Tonnta

Community and Culture category, sponsored by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe, the finalists are: Cic Beag, Galway Hospice Foundation, St Nicholas Collegiate Church

Gaillimh le Gaeilge would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local and national sponsors for their invaluable support to the Gradam over the years. Go raibh míle maith agaibh:

The Galway Advertiser, TG4, Fáilte Ireland, Galway Bay FM, Computer Troubleshooters Galway, Galway Technology Centre, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe, MOLSCÉAL, Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Galway Chamber.  The total value of the sponsorship package for the Gradam is worth in excess of €27,000.