Updates from Foras na Gaeilge in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

It is a priority for Foras na Gaeilge to ensure that appropriate steps have been taken to protect staff members and the public from Covid-19. Foras na Gaeilge is following the latest guidance from both jurisdictions north and south and we are continuously monitoring events and the implications for Foras na Gaeilge business.

Foras na Gaeilge will follow best practice and guidance from the health departments if new information arises.

Up to now Foras na Gaeilge has taken the following steps to tackle Covid-19.

  • All applications for our funding scheme should be sent by email. All information is available here.
  • Policy implemented regarding Foras na Gaeilge employees working remotely 
  • Utilising video coferencing equipment to organise meetings 

The offices of Foras na Gaeilge are open in a very restricted capacity; we will be guided by the latest public health advice in this area. You can contact members of staff regarding schemes, grants, resources or events organised online, or in compliance with instructions from the government, at the email addresses and phone numbers listed below. The organisation’s staff are available to the public if support is sought. 

Any changes to Foras na Gaeilge's work and continuity arrangements will be announced here should they change in future.

Be aware that the organisation’s schemes are being run this year, despite the exceptional circumstances. Applications can be sent by email. The schemes which are open at the moment are:

The Colmcille Small Grants Scheme 2020; a scheme to promote an initiative or partnership between Irish and Scottish Gaelic,

Notices about further schemes due to open can be found at https://www.forasnagaeilge.ie/funding-schemes/?lang=en.

In the table below there is information on the best ways to contact the different offices and contact can be made also according to the different areas of work. If you are not sure you can contact and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate person or section.


Telephone Number


01 639 8400


0044 48 9089 0970

Gaoth Dobhair

074 956 0113

Irish Language Books Programme

046 943 0419


01 661 6522


Area of Work

Email Address


The website and social media

The Education Section

An Gúm

Irish Language Books Programme


The Public Sector & the Arts


The Community & Business Section

The Terminology Committee

Lexicography matters

The latest information on Covid-19 can be found from the Government of Ireland here

 Phase 3 - Public Health Advice Poster