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Confirmation of 3rd Language Scheme

Aug 10, 2016

Galway City Council is pleased to announce that its 3rd draft Language Scheme has been confirmed by the Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Mr. Seán Kyne T.D. The Scheme details the provision of Irish language and bilingual services available from Galway City Council, and this 3rd Scheme builds upon the previous 2 Language Schemes. The Scheme shall remain in force for a period of 3 years or until a new Scheme has been approved, whichever is the later. It covers a comprehensive range of services available in Irish or bilingually throughout Galway City Council. It also clarifies issues that may have changed or arisen within the course of implementation of the previous 2 Schemes. The Scheme comes into force on 15 August 2016. It is available for download at:

If you require further information about the Galway City Council Irish Language Schemes or Irish language and bilingual services in Galway City Council, please contact Ailish Bhreathnach, Irish Officer at 091 536835, or at