Gaillimh le Gaeilge has announced the shortlist of 11 successful nominees who have been selected as this year’s finalists for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2020.
At a meeting held over Zoom, there was much discussion between the Moltóirí as to who would be selected to go through to the next stage of the Gradam and move one step closer to becoming ‘The New Tribe of Galway’.
The businesses and organisations selected for the Gradam Gearrliosta 2020:
Retail category, sponsored by Galway Bay FM:
Corrib Shopping Centre, Siopa Leabhar Charlie Byrne
Tourism & Hospitality category, sponsored by Fáilte Ireland:
Galway Greyhound Stadium, The Galmont Hotel & Spa, The Hardiman Hotel, The King’s Head.
Services category, sponsored by Video Sherpa:
Big O Taxis, Morgan Creative.
Other Companies category, sponsored by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh:
Bród na Gaillimhe, Galway Traditional Orchestra, St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.
The winners will be announced by Keith Finnegan in early November – and is a great opportunity for all those involved to promote their bilingual endeavours.
“Míle buíochas do na heagraíochtaí agus do na gnólachtaí go léir a ghlac páirt sa Ghradam i mbliana,” said Cathaoirleach Ghaillimh le Gaeilge, Bernadette Mullarkey.
“Despite the difficulties faced by businesses and organizations this year, the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the Gradam nominees over the last few weeks is remarkable.
“Their bilingual work, the visibility and the promotion of the Irish language are always key ingredients to our success as a bilingual city. Comhghairdeas leo ar fad agus leis an nGearrliosta, go n-éirí go geal leo ar fad sa chéad chéim eile den phróiseas moltóireachta!”
Also speaking on behalf of the Moltóirí, Freda Nic Giolla Chatháin, Translator and former CEO of Gnó Mhaigh Eo said: “Tá moladh mór tuillte ag na gnólachtaí go léir a chuir iarratas isteach. Bliain fhíordhúshlánach do gach duine is ea an bhliain seo, ach go háirithe do ghnólachtaí a raibh orthu go leor athruithe a dhéanamh chun na doirse a oscailt an athuair.
The Moltóirí will meet again via Zoom on Monday 19 October and Tuesday 20 October to interview all the 11 finalists and select the category winners and the overall winners.
Over the coming weeks, a short video will also be made of every business on the Gearrliosta highlighting their bilingual work.
The videos will be made available on their social media as well as Gaillimh le Gaeilge’s and the Gearrliosta’s social media network.