Baile Átha Cliath le Gaeilge
The establishment of BÁC le Gaeilge is a great opportunity to increase the use of the language in Dublin city - where there is a large Irish language community due to a wide range of Irish language establishments being located there. These include early education services, gaelscoileanna and Gaelcholáistí, Irish language organisations, two radio stations broadcasting in Irish, Na Gaeil Óga GAA club, third level courses in Irish and many other establishments.
Conradh na Gaeilge, in partnership with Dublin City Council, has set out a programme of activities to ensure that the language is heard and seen more around Dublin city. The Conradh na Gaeilge Head Office at 6 Harcourt Street will be used as a centre for businesses and the public to provide information about the services available in Irish and to encourage them to use those services.
The BÁC le Gaeilge programme of activities includes:
- Encouraging businesses to use Irish in signage, websites, advertising and menus in cafes and restaurants
- Develop an Irish language network among Dublin businesses
- Use of Conradh na Gaeilge’s historic headquarters as an information and support centre for the community
- Work to develop an Irish Language Quarter / Area and work with Dublin City Council to develop a future language plan for the city.