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4 Lead organisations selected by Údarás na Gaeltachta to undertake Irish language plans

Údarás na Gaeltachta announced today that a further four lead organisations have been selected to prepare Irish language plans for the Language Planning Areas (LPA) that have been designated.
Applications were sought at the beginning of the year from organisations and groups interested in undertaking this work. The following four lead organisations were selected:

• Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo.
LPA – Árainn Mhór, Co. Donegal

• Comharchumann Dhúiche Sheoigheach Teo.
LPA – Dúiche Sheoigheach and Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, Co. Galway and Co. Mayo

• Forbairt Chonamara Láir Teo.
LPA – Conamara Láir, Co. Galway

• Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teo.
LPA – Múscraí, Co. Cork

The lead organisations have up to two years to prepare Irish language plans for their LPA. Funding of €25,000 has been granted to Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo. and €35,000 has been granted to the other three lead organisations, towards the cost of preparing the language plans.
There are now 13 lead organisations preparing Irish language plans in cooperation with Údarás and groups within their communities.

Údarás na Gaeltachta, under the Gaeltacht Act 2012, is responsible for the implementation of the language planning process in the Gaeltacht.

The Gaeltacht Act 2012 gives statutory effect to the implementation of the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030, where it is stated that ‘under the new Act, a language planning process will be instigated whereby a language plan will be prepared at community level for each Gaeltacht district.’

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Further information:
Siubhán Nic Grianna, Bainisteoir Cumarsáide agus Margaíochta, Údarás na Gaeltachta,
Fón: 091 503219/ 087 2217757; sng@udaras.ie

Contact details for the Lead organisations:

• Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo.
Manager: Nóirín Uí Mhaoldomhnaigh, Phone: 074 9520533; coamteo@gmail.com

• Forbairt Chonamara Láir Teo.
Manager: Máirín Ní Choisdealbha-Seoige, Phone: 095 32688; flcteo@eircom.net

• Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teo.
Manager: Julia May Uí Chríodáin, Phone: 026 40877; Julia@cfmteo.com

• Comharchumann Dhúiche Sheoigheach Teo.
Manager:Marie Ní Chríodain , Phone: 094 9548031; cdst@eircom.net

The 9 lead organisations previously selected:

• Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne Teo.
LPA – Ciarraí Thiar, Co. Kerry

• Fórum Chois Fharraige Um Phleanáil Teanga
LPA – Cois Fharraige, Co. Galway

• Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair
LPA – Gaoth Dobhair, Rann na Feirste, Anagaire & Loch an Iúir, Co. Donegal

• Comhlacht Forbartha na nDéise Teo.
LPA – Na Déise, Co. Waterford

• Comhchoiste Gaeltachta Chiarraí Theas Teo.
LPA – Ciarraí Theas, Co. Kerry

• Comharchumann Mhic Dara Teo.
LPA – An Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway

• Comhairle Ceantar na nOileán Teo.
LPA – Ceantar na nOileán, Co. Galway

• Pobal Eascarrach Teo., An tSean Bheairic Teo. agus Coiste Pobail Ghort a’ Choirce
LPA – Cloich Chionnaola, Gort an Choirce, An Fál Carrach agus Machaire Rabhartaigh, Co. Donegal

• Lar Chomhairle Pharóiste Ghleann Cholmcille
LPA – Dún na nGall Theas, Co. Donegal