Bailte Seirbhíse Gaeltachta

Bailte Seirbhíse Gaeltachta is the Irish language term for Gaeltacht Service Towns, whose designations were legislated for under the Gaeltacht Act 2012. Gaeltacht Service Towns are towns situated in or adjacent to Gaeltacht areas in Ireland, that have a population of over 1,000 people, and which play a significant role in providing public services, recreational and commercial facilities for Gaeltacht residents.[1]

Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Dingle, Co. Kerry

HistoryEdit

In 2016 it was announced that Galway City, Dingle and Letterkenny would be the first designated Gaeltacht Service Towns subject to local networks co-formulating and adopting approved Irish language plans in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta.[2][3] Cork City, Macroom, Dungarvan, Tralee, Castlebar, Belmullet, Ballinrobe, Clifden, Cahersiveen, Navan and Athboy have also been mentioned by the Dept. of the Gaeltacht as possible towns which may become Gaeltacht Service Towns.[4]

In August 2020 the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht announced that Dingle and Letterkenny have been officially recognised by the department as the first two Gaeltacht Service Towns.[5][6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gaeltacht Services Towns FAQ- Department of the Gaeltacht". Retrieved 8 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Dúchas, Daingean Uí Chúis website". Retrieved 1 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Letterkenny announced as Gaeltacht Service Town - Donegal Now". Archived from the original on 2 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Gaeltacht Service Towns- Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht". Retrieved 8 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "An chéad dhá bhailte seirbhíse Gaeltachta aitheanta ag an stát- Nuacht RTÉ". Retrieved 8 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Letterkenny designated a "Gaeltacht Services Town"- Highland Radio". Retrieved 8 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Letterkenny officially named as Gaeltacht Services Town- Donegal Daily". Retrieved 8 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)