Grants approved for Scottish and Irish Gaelic joint projects and for drama companies

At the second meeting of 2019 on Friday 8 March in Belfast,  the Foras na Gaeilge board approved grants for Scottish and Irish Gaelic joint projects and for drama companies throughout the island.

€32,522 worth of grants were approved under the Colmcille Grants Scheme, a scheme which fosters relations and strengthens the connection between the Scottish and Irish Gaelic language communities. The projects to be run during 2019 include Nasc with Sgoil an Taobh Siar, Isle of Lewis, which is being run by An Clár as Gaeilge (€12,000), Scottish Gaelic Programme for the Willie Clancy Summer Scheme 2019 (€4,500) and Òran Bagraidh with Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain (£3,500).

€209,729 has been approved for 16 drama companies under the Drama Companies Scheme 2019 including Aisling Ghéar, Belfast (£24,000), Fibín, Galway (€27,360), High Rock Productions, Dublin (€19,000), Ababú, Belfast (£10,000) and Graffiti, Cork (€15,000).

As well as the above grants the Scholarships Scheme 2019 will be distributed under three categories:



Pupils under 16, aimed at Northern Ireland only.

Conradh na Gaeilge

Gael Linn

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 and Cumann an Phiarsaigh can be contacted directly for queries on scholarships.



Note to the editor:

Foras na Gaeilge funding schemes:

All information on the funding schemes below now open is available at

  • The Colmcille Grants Scheme 2019
  • The Commissions Scheme 2019 (Clár na Leabhar Gaeilge)
  • The Mentoring Scheme 2019 (Clár na Leabhar Gaeilge)
  • Summer Camps Scheme 2019
  • Youth Events Scheme 2019/20
  • The Business Support Scheme 2019


Further information:

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

Tel: 0035387 673 6175