Muintir na Gaeltachta

Muintir na Gaeltachta (Irish for 'people of the Gaeltacht[1]') was a lobby-group representing Irish-speaking inhabitants of the Gaeltacht.[1] It was founded in the winter of 1933–34, with Seán Ó Coisdeala, a national school teacher from Tully in Connemara, as President and Pádraig Seoige as secretary.[2] Other founders included Peadar Duignan, Seán Tubridy, and Máirtín Ó Cadhain.[2][3] In 1935, in conjunction with the Land Commission, it helped to establish the Meath Gaeltacht by transplanting Irish-speaking families from Connacht.[4][2] Its office was in Kells, County Meath.[5] It was a registered nominating body for the Cultural and Educational Panel of Seanad Éireann through the 1997 election.[5]


  1. ^ a b Savage, Robert J. (2010-09-15). "Finding a voice? The Irish language and Irish television". A Loss of Innocence?: Television and Irish Society, 1960-72 (PDF). Manchester University Press. pp. 254–255. ISBN 978-0-7190-7785-2. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Ó Ciosáin, Éamon (December 1985). "Bunú Ghaeltacht na Mí: An tÉireannach agus Muintir na Gaeltachta". Comhar (in Irish). 44 (12): 4–7. JSTOR 20555847.
  3. ^ Ó Háinle, C (2002). "Máirtín Ó Cadhain" (PDF). Trinity Monday Memorial Discourses. Trinity College Dublin. p. 3. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Comharchumann Ráth Chairn" (PDF). Bord na Gaeilge University College Dublin Handbook 2009/10. University College Dublin. 2009. p. 28. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b REGISTER OF NOMINATING BODIES 1997 Iris Oifigiúil, 21 March 1997; reprinted in SEANAD GENERAL ELECTION, AUGUST 1997 and Bye-Elections to 1993-97 Seanad (Pn.5146) pp.45–48