Objectives

Gaillimh le Gaeilge have set three key strategic goals . These are interdependent goals and can be categorized as follows:

1. To secure Official Bilingual Status for Galway city

Gaillimh le Gaeilge have worked since 1987 in making the Irish language a visible and integral part of Galway City life. The achievement of official bilingual status would solidify the position of the language both nationally and internationally as a unique place with a special recognised status.  Read more…

2. ‘Normalisation’ of the Irish language in Galway city

 Gaillimh le Gaeilge  consider the visibility of the language in the normal city landscape to be an integral and necessary aspect of creating a normal bilingual environment. It is our experience that people are more comfortable  and inclined to  use the language as it is considered ‘normal’ behaviour  in a visibly bilingual  environment. Increasing the amount of bilingual signage involves cooperation and support of the business community and the engagement of the wider business community that have not used the language as normal practice in the past. Read more… 

3. Cultivate a sense of community ‘ownership’ of the Irish language in the city

Gaillimh le Gaeilge have continually promoted the idea  of community ownership of the bilingual image of Galway city. While it instils a sense of local pride in the language and in the city as a different and unique place, it also allows  the community to become involved in the language and engage with it at an informal level.  Read more…