Promotion of the Irish Language

Gaillimh le Gaeilge, Local and National Policymakers, NUIG, GMIT

Tigh Neachtain
Tigh Neachtain

The Irish language is an important cultural resource for Galway City. Many Galwegians speak Irish and the largest Gaeltacht in the country is on the edge of the city. Many local place names derive from Irish (Shantalla from ‘Sean Talamh’ meaning ‘old ground’, Claddagh from ‘An Cladach’ meaning ‘sea shore’). There are several primary schools and one second level school in the city that teach through Irish. NUIG and GMIT offer third level courses through the medium of Irish. Many of the Irish language media are based in the county. The promotion of the Irish language should be continued within the city, and greater support should be given to groups such as Gaillimh le Gaeilge.

An Taibhdhearc, National Irish Language Theatre, Middle Street, Galway
An Taibhdhearc (National Irish Language Theatre), Middle Street, Galway
Gaillimh le Gaeilge, Sráid Thobar an Iarla, Gaillimh
Club Áras na nGael, 45 Sráid Doiminic, Gaillimh