Social Employment Schemes

Údarás na Gaeltachta acts as an agent for the Department of Social Protection in administering community employment schemes in the Gaeltacht. An tÚdarás administers the payments, provides an advisory and management service to the applicants/voluntary groups and assists in facilitating the preparation of the required work plans.

These employment schemes have a large part to play in the development and improvement of community facilities, sporting facilities, landscaping and in the conservation of heritage sites.

  • They provide work experience to unemployed people
  • They provide training for participants
  • They provide many necessary basic services in the community as well as upgrading and maintaining sporting and leisure facilities.

There is a limit to the number of participants who may be employed at any one time.