News

24Jan
2020
News, Business

Business Support Scheme 2020

This scheme supports small and medium-sized commercial enterprises promote Irish in their businesses through signage, packaging, websites and printed marketing material. All criteria and details of the scheme are given in the downloadable form below.

For a taste of other businesses that use Irish as a marketing tool, look at the samples that are on Twitter and YouTube .

The budget for this scheme is limited. Applications will be accepted and assessed until the fund is spent.

Note that as a result of European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Foras na Gaeilge can no longer deal with third parties, and contact will be with applicant only.

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For more information and to find out whether your business is entitled to funding under this scheme, contact Pádraig Ó Conghaile at +353 1 6398463 or email stg@forasnagaeilge.ie.

If you would like to apply, read the checklist beforehand and the send the following three documents by email to stg@forasnagaeilge.ie

  1. Application Form

Read the whole application form carefully, fill-in every part of it and sign the contract on the last page. The application form can be downloaded from the link below:

STG_2020_Foirm_Iarratais

  1. Draft copy of the design and the proposed wording

Attach a draft of the design and the proposed wording to the application form as prepared by a professional designer. You may benefit from these free facilities/support services when preparing a draft copy:

 

  • Estimates
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    Include the estimates from the designer/other providers with the application form. You will be entitled to seek up to 50% of the total cost through this scheme.

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    Status: Open

    18Feb
    2019
    News

    Bás tobann is ábhar do dhráma nua atá le craoladh ar Raidió na Life

    Nuair a thagann iascairí i mBinn Éadair ar chorpán fir san fharraige, cuirtear fios ar na Gardaí mar is gnách, ach ní haon ghnáth-chorpán atá ann. Sa dráma comhaimseartha ‘Teachtaireachtaí Iar-Bháis’, tugtar an éisteoir ar thuras mistéireach le bleachtaire stuama agus é ag iarraidh an fhírinne a aimsiú faoi bhás craoltóir clúiteach. Craolfar an dráma Dé Céadaoin 20ú Feabhra ag 20:00 agus athchraolfar é ag 10:00 Dé Satharn 23ú Feabhra.

    Ó pheann Chathal Póirtéir, is dráma lán le rúin agus tragóid é ‘Teachtaireachtaí Iar-Bháis’ agus é ag leanúint traidisiúin an seánra bleachtaireachta. 

    Ag glacadh páirte sa dráma, tá na haisteoirí Sinéad Ni Uallacháin (atá le feiceáil sa ghrianghraf faoi iamh), Carrie Crowley, Áine Ní Ghlinn agus Con Ó Tuama. Ba é an craoltóir Cathal Póirtéir a scríobh agus a léirigh é. Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide a bhí mar léiritheoir feidhmiúcháin ar son Raidió na Life. Fuair an tsraith maoiniú ó scéim Fuaim & Fís Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann.

    Nótaí don Eagarthóir:

    Le tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoin dráma nó le hagallamh a shocrú déan teagmháil le Cathal Póirtéir ag 086 337 5927 nó cathalpoirteir@gmail.com

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    14Feb
    2019
    Nuacht

    An Spota Dubh

    PREAS EISIÚINT

    Téann Raidió na Life & Cumann Lúthchleas Gael i gcomhpháirtíocht do Phodchraoladh Spóirt Ghaelach ‘An Spota Dubh’

     

    Tá podchraoladh nua oifigiúil Gaeilge de chuid Chumann Lúthchleas Gael seolta i gcomhpháirt le Raidió na Life, ina mbeidh imreoirí reatha agus iar-imreoirí faoi agallamh.  Cárthach Breathnach agus Cian Ó Griallais, láithreoirí ar an gclár rathúil ‘An Spota Dubh’, atá ainmnithe le haghaidh cúpla gradam, ar Raidió na Life le breis agus dhá bhliain anuas, a bheidh taobh thiar den mic don sraith speisialta seo. 

    Dar ndóigh, tá neart d’imreoirí agus lucht tacaíochta an CLG a bhfuil Gaeilge acu agus tá sé mar aidhm ag An Spota Dubh buaicphointí agus príomh-imeachtaí na gcluichí a phlé – trí Ghaeilge – de réir mar a thiteann siad amach. Cuirtear tús bríomhar leis an sraith sa chéad eagrán, le súil á chaitheamh ar shraitheanna iománaíochta agus peile Allianz sula dtosaíonn siad i mbliana. I gcuideachta Chárthaigh agus Chian sa chéad phodchraoladh tá Paul Conroy, imreoir le Gaillimh, Donie Breathnach, iar-pheileadóir agus iománaí le Port Láirge, Fiona Ní Chorcoráin, iar-imreoir camógaíochta agus iomána le Baile Átha Cliath agus an t-iriseoir CLG Cian O’Connell. 

    Is féidir éisteacht leis an bpodchraoladh ag https://soundcloud.com/rnl/an-spota-dubh-i-bpairc-an-chrocaigh?in=rnl/sets/an-spota-dubh 

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    23Jan
    2019
    News, The Arts

    Major Arts Events Scheme

    This scheme focuses on major events which aim to foster and promote the Irish language and language-based Irish language arts through the medium of Irish or bilingually as a part of a major event. As well as that, this scheme focuses on the Irish language social networks, the general public and the arts sector on an all-island and international basis.

    The Major Arts Events Scheme will be open to appropriate professional groups to give them an opportunity to develop major arts events or elements of major arts events being run and implemented through the medium of Irish or of which the language-based Irish language arts are a central part.

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    Documents:

    Criteria

    Application Form

    Closing Date: 12pm. 23rd January 2019

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    Status: Closed

    18Jan
    2019
    Press Releases, News

    €95,864 approved for Festivals Scheme 2019

    Foras na Gaeilge is delighted to announce that grants worth €95,864 have been approved for 42 festivals to be run during 2019 through the Festivals Scheme 2019. Foras na Gaeilge’s board approved the grants at today’s board meeting.

    The Festivals Scheme provides funding to festivals which aim to foster and promote Irish language arts, indigenous arts and the Irish language heritage through the medium of Irish or bilingually, as an integral part of the festival. The festivals give a national and international platform to the arts and have a significant influence on the Irish language community and on the wider community in general.

    Foras na Gaeilge Chief Executive, Seán Ó Coinn, said, “They are also important for the Irish language community throughout the country to create social networks through Irish, and for communities to develop themselves as communities in which Irish is used on a regular basis.”

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    Further Information:

    Anna Davitt, Programme Manager: Communications, Marketing & Awareness, Foras na Gaeilge

    Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

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    10Jan
    2019
    Press Releases, News

    Significant update to content of the New English-Irish Dictionary

     

    “Body shaming, single-use plastic, withdrawal agreement and emergency accommodation included for the first time”

     Foras na Gaeilge completed a significant update to the material on the New English-Irish Dictionary website on Thursday 10 January. As part of the ongoing work on the print version of the dictionary over 13,000 entries were edited in the last year. Entries were improved, errors corrected and additional sound and grammar files added to translations.

    As well as the amendments above, over 100 new entries and senses were added to the dictionary. These were added based on current affairs, analysis of unsuccessful searches on the website, feedback and requests from users, and everyday use of Hiberno-English. Among the new entries and senses included are:

    • Current affairs: backstop, burqa, shaming (body shaming), Eurosceptic, withdrawal agreement, homeless crisis, emergency accommodation, rough sleeper, homeless hub, single-use plastic, House of Commons, regulatory alignment, customs arrangement, hard border, soft border, frictionless economy, direct trade.
    • Searches by and requests from users: craft beer, cutie, soakage, snowball fight, influencer, critical thinking, Dubai, carpool, sparkling water, pay gap, transformative.
    • Hiberno-English: to make strange with sb, quare, scutter, hames, to be sore on sb, cat (the weather’s cat), not the sharpest tool in the shed.

    There has been a consistent rise in the number of users of the dictionary since its launch in January 2013. In 2018, over 1.9 million users accessed foclóir.ie and the dictionary team is confident that they will reach 2 million users per year before long.

    The New English-Irish Dictionary is the primary dictionary project being undertaken by Foras na Gaeilge at present. It is available free of charge online and as an app, and will be available in print form in 2020.

    We regularly receive feedback from the public in relation to the dictionary, both the content and functionality. We’re very grateful to everyone who takes the time to provide us with such valuable feedback and have made many changes to the dictionary as a result. Contact us at aiseolas@focloir.ie.

    Further Information:

    Anna Davitt, Programme Manager: Communications, Marketing & Awareness, Foras na Gaeilge

    Tel: 0035387 673 6175    

    Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

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    20Dec
    2018
    News

    Good Piping Film

    Hi Dubliners!

    You are cordially invited on Friday, January 4th to a screening of Good Piping, a feature documentary film on Irish musicians playing Ireland’s most enigmatic instrument, the uilleann pipes. “This rare, ancient bagpipe may occasionally be seen in a pub or at a festival, but as a historical soloist, leading dances and harrowing souls, the instrument remains a fleeting character, even in its native Ireland” (Na Píobairí, 2002). Good Piping has only screened twice in Ireland – once at the IFI and once in Miltown during Willie Week. The film itself has been a “fleeting character” and we are delighted to announce its recent release on DVD & Blu-ray – please go to: www.GoodPipingFilm.com for more info. We are bringing the film back to Ireland for a series of screenings in 2019 to celebrate the release. This will be the lone screening in Dublin and it’s set to be a fun one!

    The screening will be at The Sugar Club on Leeson and is kindly sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and we’ll have a trio of young traditional musicians (TBA) playing us in. Come and have a drink before and enjoy the music. DVD’s/Blu-ray & Posters will be for sale throughout the night. Around 8:15pm we will begin seating and the film will go on at 8:30pm sharp. The director and cast will be in attendance for a Q&A after the movie. And of course, there'll be an After Seisún with musicians at the club or a nearby pub.

    RSVP here: http://www.instagram.com/goodpiping

     

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    07Dec
    2018
    Press Releases, News

    More than €3 million in grants approved by Foras na Gaeilge board at last meeting of the year

    Foras na Gaeilge is pleased to announce that more than €3 million in grants have been approved, in the areas of radio, literature, publishing, community and education, at the last meeting of the Foras na Gaeilge board in 2018. 

    Grants were approved for Raidió na Life (€720,000 over a period of three years) and for Raidió Fáilte (£648,000 over a three year period) under the Community Radio Scheme 2019-2021, which will support both stations in providing an Irish language broadcast schedule to local listening communities in Dublin and Belfast.  Grants were approved to promote Irish language literature and publishing through the Literature Projects Scheme 2019 (€103,005) and the Publishing Scheme (€674,574) which will support the plans of 13 Irish language publishing companies in 2019 including Coiscéim, LeabhairCOMHAR and Leabhar Breac.

    In the field of education four grants worth €80,524 in total, were approved for the Scholarships Scheme 2019. The grants will be awarded to three lead organisations: Conradh na Gaeilge (€38,541), Gael Linn (€28,305) and Cumann na bhFiann (€3,678), as well as Cumann an Phiarsaigh (€10,000) to give young people, adults and families the opportunity to attend Gaeltacht courses in 2019. 509 learners, 421 young people, 24 adults and 15 families benefited from the scheme in 2018.

    €120,000 was approved for the lead organisation Gael Linn to run the Gaelbhratach project in schools again in 2019. This scheme is funded by Foras na Gaeilge and run by Gael Linn with support from Conradh na Gaeilge and Glór na nGael and which gives vital support to the use of Irish in secondary schools and in primary schools throughout the island. The Gaelbhratach Irish language flag was awarded to 80 schools in 2018 and the scheme is going from strength to strength since it was launched in 2014.

    The Colmcille Strategy 2019-2021 was approved, which sets out strategies for 2019-2021 and a mission to bring together Gaelic speakers of Scotland and Ireland. Under the Colmcille Grants Scheme £10,500 was approved for Club Óige Luraigh youth club to attend Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich in Lewis in July and August 2019. The grant will give an opportunity to teenagers and youth workers from County Derry to go to Lewis, a trip which will greatly increase the group’s awareness of Scottish Gaelic and will strengthen the relationship between themselves and their peers in Scotland.

    A new scheme titled Scéim na Mor-Imeachtaí Ealaíon was approved, which will focus on major events which aim to promote the use of Irish in the community through the Irish language language-based arts. As well as that, the scheme will focus on the Irish language social networks, the general public and the arts sector on an all-island and international basis.

    Foras na Gaeilge CEO, Seán Ó Coinn, said, “The wide range of the grants approved by Foras na Gaeilge today show the vigour of the Irish language at community level north and south in all areas of life. We hope that the grants will put the development of the Irish language on a strong and energetic footing at the start of 2019, and I congratulate all the groups who received funding from us during 2018, and who are now preparing for 2019, on their dedication and hard work.”

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    Note to the editor:

    1. Foras na Gaeilge funding schemes

    All information on the funding schemes now open is available at www.forasnagaeilge.ie/sceimeanna:

    Further information on Scéim na Mor-Imeachtaí Ealaíon will be available in the week beginning 19 December 2018 at the link above.

    1. About the Scholarships Scheme 2019

    The Scholarships Scheme is distributed under three categories:

    Category

    Organisation

    Pupils under 16, aimed at Northern Ireland only

    Conradh na Gaeilge

    Gael Linn

    Cumann na bhFiann

    Adults, aimed at adults in the north and south 

    Gael Linn

    Families, aimed at families in the north and south 

    Cumann an Phiarsaigh

     

    Conradh na Gaeilge, Gael Linn, Cumann na bhFiann and Cumann an Phiarsaigh can be contacted directly with queries regarding this scheme.

    Further Information: 

    Anna Davitt, Programme Manager: Communications, Marketing & Awareness, Foras na Gaeilge

    Tel: 0035387 673 6175    

    Email: adavitt@forasnagaeilge.ie

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    07Dec
    2018
    News

    Aistear tríd an Inchinn launched by Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh

    Well-known broadcaster and current RCSI medical student, Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh, took time off from her studies this evening to launch Aistear tríd an Inchinn in the new RCSI building at 26 York Street. Well-known for her work in the area of psychological performance Máire Treasa was well suited to launch this book and was unstinting in her praise for the publication.

    The brain is our most important organ and perhaps the least well understood. It’s the command station for our body controlling what we think, what we feel and what we do. This colouring book seeks to increase our understanding of the brain in a succinct engaging way using text, images, brain maps and cartoons. It will give second-level pupils and adults alike an insight into how the brain works and into its central role together with the nervous system in directing how our whole body operates. Colouring books are increasingly popular today and used widely in the development of mindfulness and well-being. This book will be a welcome Irish language resource in these areas.

    Originally published as Journey through the Brain authored by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) with grant assistance from the Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme of the Health Research Board.

    Authors: David Cotter, Lorna Lopez, Eoin Kelleher, Helen Coughlan, Mary Cannon 

    Illustrator: Eoin Kelleher

    Irish version: Fionnuala Nic Pháidín 

    ISBN 978-185791-185-5

    €6.50  • Bog/PB  • 42 lch/pp

    Info: 

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    28Nov
    2018
    Nuacht

    Comórtas Clár Raidió do Mheánscoileanna do Bhliain na Gaeilge 

    RTÉ
    Raidió na Gaeltachta
    Preasráiteas

    Comórtas Clár Raidió do Mheánscoileanna do Bhliain na Gaeilge 

    Tá comórtas clár raidió do mheánscoileanna fógartha ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta agus Foras na Gaeilge mar chuid de Bhliain na Gaeilge 2018.  Tá duais €1000 don chlár raidió is fearr. 

    Déanann Bliain na Gaeilge ceiliúradh ar theanga na nGael, agus ó mhí Eanáir i mbliana bhí réimse leathan imeachtaí agus tograí ar bun agus é mar aidhm acu suim agus rannpháirtíocht sa teanga a spreagadh i measc an phobail, agus aird a dhíriú ar thábhacht na nGaeltachtaí agus ar athbheochan na teanga le 125 bliain anuas.   

    Tá dhá chéim leis an gcomórtas seo ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.   

    Ar dtús báire, tugtar cuireadh do scoileanna dara leibhéal ar fud na hÉireann, thuaidh agus theas, moltaí a chur isteach do chlár raidió 30 nóiméad ar fhad, i nGaeilge, bunaithe ar an téama ‘Bliain na Gaeilge 2018’.  Is é Dé Luain 17 Nollaig an spriocdháta. 

    Ansin, roghnófar an cúig iarratas is fearr, agus cuirfear léiritheoir raidió ag obair leis na scoileanna leis na cláracha sin a chur i dtoll a chéile.  Craolfar iad ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta le linn Sheachtain na Gaeilge i mí Márta 2019. 

    Bronnfar €1000 ar an gclár is fearr.  Is éard a bheidh á lorg ag na moltóirí cláracha a bhfuil samhlaíocht agus nuálaíocht ag baint leo.   

    Tá an comórtas seo á reáchtáil le tacaíocht ó Fhoras na Gaeilge.   

    Is deis iontach atá anseo do dhaltaí scoile foghlaim faoi chúrsaí craoltóireachta agus cúrsaí raidió, agus suim a spreagadh iontu i saol na Gaeilge sa lá atá inniu ann.  

    Tá gach eolas faoin gcomórtas agus foirm iarratais ag www.rte.ie/rnag/comortas2018  .  Is féidir ceisteanna a chur chuig comortas2018@rte.ie

    Caithfear iarratais a bheith ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta faoin Luan 17 Nollaig.  

    --CRÍOCH--
    27 Samhain 2018

    Breis Eolais:

    Caitríona Ní Bhaoill, Oifigeach Poiblíochta, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
    086 8769585   caitriona.nibhaoill@rte.ie

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