Minister for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has sanctioned more than €10,000 for four different projects in County Donegal.
The four areas to benefit from the grants are Downings, Carrigart, Fanad, and Kilcar.
The breakdown is as follows;
· €3,600 sanctioned for Coiste Céim Aniar Teo, Na Dúnaibh to purchase computer equipment and furniture
· €2,910 for Grúpa Ceoil Dhuibhlinn Riabhach, Scoil Cholmcille, Duibhlinn Riabhach, Carraig Airt, to purchase musical instruments
· €2,885 sanctioned for Forbairt Fhánada Teo to carry out works at Fánaid Light House
· €970 for Coiste Halla Paróiste Chill Charthaigh
Minister McHugh said he said that he was pleased to provide the grant to assist the projects with their work on behalf of the Irish language and the local community.
On the Fanad allocations, the Minister: “This Coiste is undoubtedly doing wonderful work in attracting tourists to the lighthouse on the Wild Atlantic Way. They have a huge emphasis on the Irish language as they provide guided tours in Irish.”
On the Carrigart funding, Minister McHugh added: “Announcing the grant, the Minister of State said that he was very pleased to provide this grant.
“Valuable work has been carried out for many years in this school to promote the Irish language in the area and this assistance recognises that work which benefits the language and the community as a whole.”
The grants were sanctioned by the Minister under the Gaeltacht action of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030.Tags: