This week, Fergal speaks with Marcus Ó Conaire, Irish Language Officer.
Marcus is tasked with facilitating Irish language use and visibility in Galway, where you’ll regularly see and hear Gaeilge on the city streets and in shops!
Cainteoir dúchais é Marcus, growing up in Cois Fharraige, part of Galway’s Gaeltacht. His background is science, research and teaching and in recent years he was Project Officer for the Interreg EU project improving business opportunities in the Atlantic Area’s Blue Economy.
In this episode, you will hear a great chat about the role of the Irish language in the history, geography and culture of Galway. Galway City Council are providing and enabling the provision of Irish language services and policy through their Plean Teanga.
If you’re inspired to get your comhrá going again, you can find information on Irish language classes in Galway City at https://www.GleG.ie.
If you have a business and are interested in going bilingual, contact Gaillimh le Gaeilge to find out about their supports for businesses https://www.GleG.ie.
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