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Ros na Rún celebrating 25 years on the air with anniversary specials

Ros na Rún, the beloved Irish language sitcom filmed here in Galway, is celebrating 25 years on the air with six special programmes celebrating,...

A town so rotten with lies they can’t help but spill over – Ros na Rún delivers an explosive season finale

All of the secrets, lies, and manipulations that have been gestating in Ros na Rún for the past 80 plus episodes bubble over in...

Over €800,000 approved for Irish Language centre in Knocknacarra

Irish education in Galway City has gotten a a piece of good new this week with €820,000 in funding approved for an Irish Language...

Gaeltacht summer schools receive €4.7 million lifeline

Gaeltacht summer schools left desolate by closures due to the Covid-19 crisis have received emergency support from once off funding of €4.7 million. Galway Senator...

Summer language courses in the Gaeltacht cancelled

Irish language courses which normally take place in the Gaeltacht each summer will not be going ahead this year due to the Covid-19 crisis. Hundreds...

Ros na Rún and Kenny’s bookshop launch Irish language short story competition

Families all around Ireland are staying home right now, and dealing with the dual challenges of educating young people, and keeping them entertained. Producers of...

First groups of students finish semester living and studying in the Gaeltacht

The first group of college students to take advantage of a new programme to immerse themselves in Irish have completed their semester living and...

Bearna and Knocknacarra residents asked to complete online survey

Residents in Bearna and Knocknacarra are being asked to complete an online survey about the Irish language in the area. The voluntary group Pleanáil Teanga...

Irish language project recording 1,000 voices to enable virtual assistants

A new Irish language project aims to enable Irish versions of Siri, Alexa and more by recording people speaking their native tongue. ‘Míle Glór’, a...

€683,000 funding to help create Irish language foundation named for Galway hurling legend Joe McDonagh

Funding of over €683,000 has been awarded to develop an Irish Language Foundation named for the late Galway hurling legend Joe McDonagh and support...

Irish language courses in higher education receive €1.6 million support

Nine Irish language courses and institutes of higher education including NUI Galway have been approved €1.63 million in additional funding. The funding was announced this...

NUI Galway launch new social network for overseas Irish language learners

A new website for people learning Gaeilge overseas will be launched at NUI Galway next week. Gaeltacht.net is designed to help people learning the Irish...

Over €210,000 awarded for sports and athletics in Galway gaeltacht schools

Primary schools in the Galway gaeltacht will benefit from over €210,000 in funding for a Sports and Athletics Programme to bring Irish out of...

A quarter of Galway city primary school students taught through Irish

Galway City has the highest level of primary school students taught through the medium of Irish of any local authority in Ireland. One in four...

Kyne welcomes €1.7 million funding for Irish Language plans

Galway West TD Seán Kyne has welcomed the allocation of €1.7 million to organisations helping to implement Irish Language plans this year. The current stage...

“I thought Galway City would be a place where I could learn Irish easily and readily”

Irish is understood to some extent by 25% of people on the island of Ireland, with almost 50% in Galway have some Irish. Census figures...

Galway TD puts forward new idea to promote bilingualism

A programme which would encourage créches and childcare facilities to facilitate bilingualism should be developed, a Galway West TD has argued. Speaking in the Dáil,...

Irish language Siri being made for people of Connemara

A US academic plans to develop an Irish language personal assistant app like Siri or Alexa during a six month stay in the Gaeltacht. Prof....

Irish language tech hub for young people launches in Galway city

A new tech hub for young people who are Irish language speakers has opened in Galway city. The Techspace centre at Áras na Gael offers...

Sweeney Oil wins Gradam award for encouraging Irish in business

A large crowd turned out yesterday to support the Irish language achievements of many businesses in Galway where Sweeney Oil was named the winner...
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Two islands to benefit from over €190,000 in grants

Two Galway islands will benefit from over €190,000 in grants announced today by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Inis Mór and Inishbofin as...
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