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Three new Lead Organisations have been named for the Language Planning Process surrounding Galway City

Coiste Pleanála Teanga Bhearna & Chnoc na Cathrach has been approved as a Lead Organisation for the Bearna & Cnoc na Cathrach LPA, An Bruach Thoir has been selected as a Lead Organisation for the Galway City East LPA and Coiste Stiúrtha Plean Teanga an Eachréidh has been appointed as the Lead Organisation for the Eachréidh LPA. Contracts for the newly appointed Lead Organisations will be arranged shortly which will mean that all 26 LPAs will have begun preparing their language plans.

Current List of Lead Organisations

    To date, Údarás na Gaeltachta has selected the following lead organisations to prepare language plans for their respective Language Planning Areas:

    Tuaisceart Dhún na nGall Céim Aniar Teoranta
    Cloich Chionnaola, gort an Choirce, An Fál Carrach agus Machaire Rabhartaigh Pobal Eascarrach Teo, An tSean Bheairic Teo agus Coiste Pobail ghort a’ Choirce
    Toraigh Comharchumann Thoraí Teo
    Gaoth Dobhair, Rann na Feirste, Anagaire agus Loch an Iúir i nDún na nGall Meitheal Pleanála Teanga an Iarthuaiscirt, f/ch Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair Teo
    Na Rosa Forbairt na Rosann Teo
    Árainn Mhór Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhóir Teo
    An Ghaeltacht Láir Gleann Fhinne Faoi Theorainn Rathaíochta
    Dún na nGall Theas Lár Chomhairle Paróiste Ghleann Cholm Cille Teoranta
    Maigh Eo Thuaidh Gaeilge Iorrais, f/ch Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile Eachléim Teo
    Maigh Eo Thiar Comhlucht Forbartha Áitiúil Acla Teo
    Dúiche Sheoigheach agus Tuar Mhic Éadaigh Comharchumann Dhúiche Sheoigheach Teo
    Conamara Láir Forbairt Chonamara Láir Teo
    An Cheathrú Rua Comharchumann Mhic Dara
    Ceantar na nOileán Comhairle Ceantar na nOileán Teo
    Oileáin Árann Comhar Caomhán Teo.
    Cois Fharraige Fóram Chois Fharraige um Phleanáil Teanga (faoi chúram Chomharchumann Shailearna agus Chomhlacht Forbartha an Spidéil Teo.)
    Maigh Cuilinn Forbairt Mhaigh Cuilinn Teo
    Bearna & Cnoc na Cathrach Coiste Pleanála Teanga Bhearna & Chnoc na Cathrach
    Oirthear Chathair na Gaillimhe An Bruach Thoir
    An tEachréidh Coiste Stiúrtha Plean Teanga an Eachréidh
    Ciarraí Thiar Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne Teo.
    Ciarraí Theas Comhchoiste Ghaeltachtaí Chiarraí Theas Teo.
    Múscraí Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teo
    Cléire Comharchumann Chléire Teo
    Na Déise Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise
    Ráth Chairn & Baile Ghib Comharchumann Ráth Chairn Teo.


    The above named Lead Organisations are working in cooperation with Údarás and other community organisations that have a central role in the preservation and strengthening of the Irish language in the Gaeltacht. The Lead Organisations have a period of up to two years in which to prepare their plans and an tÚdarás will provide them with advice and support whilst they undertake this work.

    Please find below more information about the Language Planning Process that is being implemented by Údarás na Gaeltachta in the Gaeltacht in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Foras na Gaeilge.

    Language Planning Guidelines

    Geographic Information System (GIS) – Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas

    The Geographic Information system is available here.

    Using the developed Geographic Information System, layers of data are presented using a Viewer. The presented data is based on the statistical data from the study: Update to the Comprehensive Linguistic Study on the Usage of Irish in the Gaeltacht: 2006-2011 Ó Giollagáin, C. & Charlton, M. published by Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2015. The Study analysed the data collected by the Central Statistics Office through the national censuses of 2006 and 2011. The statistical data on the usage of Irish in the Gaeltacht is presented in the Geographic Information System in the mapped data layers according to Electoral Division.

    A further two layers of data present the site and population of primary and post-primary schools, based on the data provided by the Department of Education and Skills. The data for the 2014/2015 school-year are temporary.

    Update to the Comprehensive Linguistic Study on the Usage of Irish in the Gaeltacht: 2006-2011

    The Update to the Comprehensive Linguistic Study on the Usage of Irish in the Gaeltacht: 2006-2011 details the changes to the linguistic profile of Gaeltacht communities during that period.

    The objective of this research is to provide linguistic data to Lead Organisations that are preparing language plans for the Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas. This data has been provided using the same analytical methodologies used in the original analysis published in 2007. This analytical model ensures continuity and provides an up-to-date profile of the Language Planning Areas provided for under the Gaeltacht Act, 2012.

    A copy of the full report can be downloaded here.

    A copy of the Principal Data of the Language Planning Areas can be downloaded here.