The Gaeltacht of an tEachreidh spans Annaghadown, Claregalway and Carnmore on the East side of the Corrib in County Galway. It is quite distinct from the Connemara and other Connacht Gaeltachtai,
The Coiste in conjunction with a language Planning Officer are progressing the work and as an initial stage a survey of residents in the area is being carried out. This is being conducted from March 10 to 24 to ascertain the support or otherwise for the language in the area.
There are hard copies of the survey document available in the Claregalway Hub and some door to door surveys will also be undertaken. The survey is available on line at www.surveymonkey.com/r/eachreidh.
The Coiste are appealing for a good response from the community to complete the survey in order to help in the formulation of the plan and provide a template going forward for the development of the language in the area and to retain the Gaeltacht status.
NUI Galway seeks public’s views on Irish Language Plan for Galway City
NUI Galway has launched a survey to gather the views of the public on the proposed Irish Language Plan for Galway City. The online survey will run from today, March 13th until April 12th2019 and aims to assess the desires and needs of the community in relation to the development of the Irish language in Galway. Under the Gaeltacht Act of 2012, Galway has been nominated a Gaeltacht Service Town and is required to develop its own plan to increase the use of Irish within the city. Last year, Dr John Walsh of Roinn na Gaeilge and Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín of Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge were appointed to develop the plan by Galway City Council and Gaillimh le Gaeilge. The survey is available here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ptGaillimh2019