Public meeting on Irish Language Plan for Galway city

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A public meeting will be held next week for the people of Galway to voice their opinion on a proposed Irish Language Plan for Galway city.

Last year, Dr John Walsh of NUIG’s Department of Irish and Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín of Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge were chosen to head up the creation of an Irish Language Plan for the city for 2019 to 2026.

A steering group Group, Coiste Stiúrtha Pleanála Teanga Gaillimh was established to support, guide and oversee the progress and the delivery of the language plan, with members drawn from across the community.

This public consultation meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30pm in rooms G010 & G011 of Hardiman Research Building, at NUIG.

In order to allow everyone to take part in the discussion regardless of their language background, two meetings will be held simultaneously, one in Irish and the other in English.

All are welcome to attend and more information is available at

Other public consultations on the proposed plan that have been in the works over the past months include an online survey conducted by Dr Walsh and Dr Ní Uigín.

It is intended that the city’s Irish Language Plan will be launched in the autumn.