Plean Teanga do Ghaillimh

Coiste Stiúrtha Pleanála Teanga Gaillimh (CSPT Gaillimh)

A new steering group, Coiste Stiúrtha Pleanála Teanga Gaillimh (CSPT Gaillimh), was jointly established by Gaillimh le Gaeilge and Galway City Council  last year to support, guide and oversee the progress and the delivery of an Irish Language Plan for Galway City. Members of the Coiste represent a broad cross-section of the public, private, community and voluntary sectors in Galway City. CSPT Gaillimh are now inviting proposals from a suitable consultant to prepare the Plan, in line with the provisions of Section 9 of the Gaeltacht Act 2012.

Galway City Council and Gaillimh le Gaeilge have announced that Dr John Walsh, Roinn na Gaeilge and Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, National University of Ireland Galway will lead a team of experts in language planning over the next few months to prepare a seven year Irish Language Plan for Galway City 2019-2026.

The objective of the Irish Language Plan, in line with Government policy, is to increase on an incremental basis the communicative use and knowledge of Irish in Galway City as a community language. It will set out a range of practical, cost effective, achievable initiatives with a specified timeframe that will further promote, support and increase the communicative use of the Irish language as a norm in everyday life and deliver on Galway’s status as Ireland’s Bilingual City.

Speaking on the Irish Language Plan, Galway City Council Irish Officer, Ailish Bhreathnach says: ‘The Council is very pleased to be involved in this initiative for Galway City. It will provide an effective structure and a resource base for sustainable Irish language planning in Galway City for the period 2019-2026 and beyond. As this has never happened before in the environs of the City, we are fully aware of its potential and we hope to be pioneering with this initiative and create and implement a model of best practice in language planning in Ireland’.

Cathaoirleach Ghaillimh le Gaeilge, Bernadette Mullarkey says: ‘This is an exciting time ahead not only for the Irish language but also for Galway City. In the New Year, one of our main objectives as members of Coiste Stiúrtha Pleanála Teanga Gaillimh is to prepare an Irish language plan for Galway City. There is a lot work is to be done, but with the support of Galway City Council, our Cairde and key organisations, we can be sure of a successful, achievable, plan for our City. The biggest challenge will be to get the proper resources needed to implement the new plan’, she concluded.

Irish language Plan for Galway

Cairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge

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