Conradh na Gaeilge is the main organisation to support and promote the Irish language. They launched “Seó Bóthair” schools roadshow in 2010 and it has since grown to become one of the most popular roadshows in the country with over 250 workshops taking place in schools all around the country every year. National Lottery Good Causes funding has helped bring the Seó Bóthair roadshow to a new level.
Gaillimh le Gaeilge was established with the aim of promoting the Irish language, particularly as an economic resource, in the Galway area. Gaillimh le Gaeilge works in association with Galway City Council, Galway Chamber and other groups to develop and strengthen Galway’s official Bilingual Status. Good Causes funding through the Irish Language Support Scheme goes towards the hosting of ‘Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh’, which is the longest established bilingual awards of its kind in Ireland.
Muintearas Teoranta is a national community-based education and training centre that promotes the Irish language from their hubs in the Gaeltacht regions of Galway, Cork and Donegal. The Good Causes Irish Language support grant that they received went towards a Youth Project that focuses on encouraging a group of secondary school students to develop new artistic ideas through the medium of music. The programme started with a group of young artists who came together to rearrange three traditional songs. An organisation, which is engaged in filmmaking, expressed an interest in the song and it will now be accompanied by a video which has since been released.
Na Gaeil Óga is an all-Irish GAA club which is located in West Dublin. With thanks to Good Causes funding, Na Gaeil Óga were able to employ two officers. The development officers focus on team coaching and on making available all-Irish sports activities for the pupils of Gaelscoileanna in Dublin.
Raidió na Life is an all-Irish community radio service which has been broadcasting in the greater Dublin area since 1993 on a non-profit, educational and community basis. RnaL seeks to bring together Irish speakers in Dublin and worldwide, Irish language organisations, those who are interested in Irish and people who like certain genres of music. With funding secured via the Dept. of An Gaeltacht and the Irish Language Support Scheme, they were able to update old computers.