Irish Language Initiatives

The maintenance and support of Irish as a community language in Gaeltacht areas and its transmission to the next generation forms the basis of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s policy.

All the organisation’s activities have at their core a language maintenance and development objective.

An tÚdarás seeks to protect and invigorate strong Irish-speaking communities as well as finding creative ways to revive Irish to strong second-language status in Gaeltacht areas where it has weakened.

With this objective in mind, the organisation supports a range of language, culture, arts and educational initiatives aimed at strengthening Irish as the main language of communication in the Gaeltacht, including: