Jack Chambers, TD, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Sport & the Gaeltacht announced
that Galway City’s Irish Language Plan has been approved – thus recognising Galway as a Gaeltacht Service Town. He also announced that an annual fund of €100,000 will be provided to support the implementation of this language plan over seven years.
The language plan demonstrates that Galway is of immense importance as a Gaeltacht Service Town because the city has a long-established reputation for Irish and is adjacent to the country’s largest and strongest Gaeltacht area.
The city’s language plan is a roadmap that is based on extensive consultation and reflects the aspirations of Galway residents. The result of all of this will be the provision of public, commercial and entertainment services that will benefit the city community and the Gaeltacht.
The plan outlines 37 measures to be implemented over the seven-year period under the stewardship of Gaillimh le Gaeilge in partnership with Galway City Council. An advisory group, representing the organisations and institutions associated with the roll-out of the 37 measures, will support the two lead partners in overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the plan.
Bord Stiúrtha Ghaillimh le Gaeilge would like to sincerely thank Dr John Walsh, Department of Irish and Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, National University of Ireland, Galway who led a team of language planning experts to develop the seven-year Language Plan (2020-2026) for the city.
Buíochas also to our partners; Galway City Council which co-funded the development of the language plan; the Galway Language Planning Steering Committee; the Working Steering-Group and to all those who participated in the language plan for their time and work on behalf of this initiative.
Plean Teanga Chathair na Gaillimhe 2020-2026 is available HERE.
Coiste Stiúrtha Pleanála Teanga Gaillimh (CSPT Gaillimh)
A steering group, Coiste Stiúrtha Pleanála Teanga Gaillimh (CSPT Gaillimh), was jointly established by Gaillimh le Gaeilge and Galway City Council to support, guide and oversee the progress and the delivery of an Irish Language Plan for Galway City. Members of the Coiste represent a broad cross-section of the public, private, community and voluntary sectors in Galway City.
- John Mullin – Oifigeach Ghaeilge, Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
- Bernadette Mullarkey – Cathaoirleach Ghaillimh le Gaeilge
- Declan Varley – Eagrathóir an Ghrúpa, The Galway Advertiser
- Eithne Verling – Stiúrthóir, Museum Chathair na Gaillimhe
- Dr Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh – Stiúrthóir Ghaillimh le Gaeilge
- Ailish Rohan – Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
- Bríd Ní Chonghóile – Ardfheidhmeannach Ghaillimh le Gaeilge
- Gary McMahon – Oifigeach Chumarsáide, Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
- An Comhairleoir Niall McNelis – Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
- An Comhairleoir Frank Fahy – Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
- Brendan McGrath – Príomhfheidhmeannach Chomhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
- Niall Ó Brolacháin – Insight Centre.
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