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Bríd Ní Chonghóile

Ardfheidhmeannach

brid@gleg.ie

Bríd Ní Chonghóile is a native of Ceathrú na gCloch in the Mayo Gaeltacht. Bríd has over 10 years experience promoting Galway as a Bilingual City and as a world centre for Irish Celtic Culture to both the Irish and European communities.

With previous experience as co-ordinator of the International Pan Celtic Festival and Public Relations Officer with Conradh na Gaeilge, Bríd has brought a wealth of marketing and public relations experience through her representation of the city’s cultural and linguistic needs.

Bríd is a former Board Member of the GRETB, Foras na Gaeilge and a current member of the Tourism Mechanisms Group and a Member of the Galway City Community Forum. She is a former President of Network Ireland, Galway, the organisation for Women in Business and a former member of the National Executive of Network Ireland, the organisation for Women in Business.

Bríd was presented in June 2006 with the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business in Galway’ at the Network Galway Business Women of the year Awards hosted by Network Galway. She has also been awarded a ‘Vodafone Passion for the World Around us Award’ in association with the Galway Chamber for her dedication to promoting the Irish language in Galway city.

In her role as Ardfheidhmeannach she has the overall responsibility for the day to day management of Gaillimh le Gaeilge; developing and growing the Coiste Stiúrtha action plan in a progressive and innovative way, as well as developing strong business relationships and forging and maintaining links with relevant business groups/ government departments.

Gearóidín Hynes

Bainisteoir Tograí

gearoidin@gleg.ie

Gearóidín is a native of Galway city. She received a degree in Irish, Sociology and Politics in NUI Galway and then proceeded to complete a Masters in Business and Information Technology with FIONTAR in DCU. Gearóidín worked with various organisations in Dublin including Axis Arts Centre, St. Patrick’s College and Foras na Gaeilge.

In her role as Bainisteoir Tograí, Gearóidín is in charge of implementing a wide variety of projects which Gaillimh le Gaeilge undertakes such as Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, Dialann Ghaillimh le Gaeilge, Irish on the Menus and Pioc Suas Mé! – Give Irish a Go. Gearóidín also contacts and meets representatives of local businesses to advise and assist them using the Irish language in their business. Gearóidín is also responsible for the developing and updating www.gleg.ie. Gearóidín is on the Latin Quarter Committee and was a member of the Gaelscoil Dara Board of Management.

Mícheál Ó Ceallaigh

Riarthóir Oifige

eolas@gleg.ie

Mícheál is from Leitir Móir, Co. Galway. He received his degree a BA Gnó & Cumarsáid in GMIT. He recently completed ‘Dioplóma i Scileanna Aistriúcháin’ in NUI Galway. Mícheál previously worked with GMIT promoting the BA Gnó & Cumarsáid course in the various Gaeltachts around Ireland.

In his role as Riarthóir Oifige Mícheál deals with the daily running of the Gaillimh le Gaeilge office and also assists the Ardfheidhmeannach and the Bainisteoir Tograí in the various projects undertaken by Gaillimh le Gaeilge.