Na Gaeil Óga CLG: ‘Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine’.’ #ÁrdTeangaFéin

Who are Na Gaeil Óga? 

Na Gaeil Óga were established in 201o to give opportunities to young Irish speakers to use Irish and play Gaelic games. Na Gaeil Óga have six teams for adult members for hurling, football and camogie. There are 230 underage children registered with them now and 205 adults playing, which means that there are 435 in total playing at present. As well as that there are at least 200 other people involved indirectly, especially parents of the children, which means that there are around 635 people taking part in some way each week.

Friendship. Community. Sport. 

Na Gaeil Óga have created a really strong community in Lucan, Dublin, since they were established in 2010. As well as activities on the playing field they are organising weekly Irish classes for parents as well as social events of all kinds.

The Irish-medium club places a continuous emphasis on the participation of women and girls in sport and therefore they started new under-age teams for girls. All activities are of course organised through the medium of Irish and there are scores of people gathered at Na Gaeil Óga.  

During 2018 Na Gaeil Óga organised more than 1,000 Irish language events. 

How does Foras na Gaeilge support Na Gaeil Óga? 

Foras na Gaeilge provided support for Na Gaeil Óga in 2018 through the Summer Camps Scheme and through sponsorship. If you are interested in getting more information about our funding schemes and about the support available for you fill in the contact box below and we will be in contact with you.  

Further information

There is further information on the support Foras na Gaeilge provides to the community in these booklets:

A5 booklet 02 'Community' 02 English

A5 booklet 06 'Education' 02 English

A full list of Foras na Gaeilge schemes can be found here