Pop Up Gaeltacht drinks vouchers to be won as a Dublin treasure hunt for Irish-language services launches Eolaire Gnó on PEIG.ie app
Eolaire Gnó PEIG, the first Irish-language business directory for smartphones, will be available free of charge via the PEIG.ie app from 7.30am this Thursday, 27 July 2017.
Users can find services in Irish searching by category, by province and county, or by locating a service on the interactive map on the PEIG.ie app. There is also an option to search for nearby services in the vicinity using your phone’s GPS.
Niall Comer, President of Conradh na Gaeilge says:
“This free service is being provided for the general public by Conradh na Gaeilge, and the business directory on our PEIG.ie app is a fantastic source of valuable information for those wanting to find services through Irish across the country. We also hope that it will encourage businesses to provide more of their services through Irish for their customers.”
Over 120 businesses have already registered their services in Irish with PEIG to date. Other businesses can also register their Irish-language services at eolaire.peig.ie or on the PEIG.ie app.
Every business that registers with Eolaire Gnó PEIG receives a support package with various resources with which they can promote Irish in the workplace, and can let the public know that Irish-language services are available to them.
Louise Ní Fhearghail, Coordinator of PEIG with Conradh na Gaeilge says:
“Irish speakers are consumers too, and most of them would prefer to spend their euros and pounds on businesses that actively promote the Irish language. This means that companies can attract more customers by using Irish as a unique selling point, and by advertising their Irish-language services for free on Eolaire Gnó PEIG.
“Now that the business directory has been completely integrated into the PEIG.ie app, it will be easier than ever for customers looking for services in Irish to do their business as Gaeilge while out shopping.”
The Irish-language business directory was only available via the eolaire.peig.ie website until now, but the Eolaire Gnó will launch on the PEIG.ie app with a public treasure hunt for Irish-language services in the capital later today (27 July 2017). Participants from the public are welcome to join the fun by gathering at Conradh na Gaeilge’s offices at 6 Harcourt Street at 7.30pm where they will be divided into teams of four. #EuroGaelach is the hashtag for the hunt and teams will receive live clues via Twitter to find services in Irish throughout the city centre. The fastest team will win drinks vouchers for tonight’s Pop Up Gaeltacht in Zozimus worth €100.
If you already have the PEIG.ie app, you will be notified of the update on 27 July 2017. New users can download the PEIG.ie app for free from Google Play or from the Apple App Store.
Pangr are the developers behind the PEIG.ie app, coordinated by Conradh na Gaeilge with funding from Foras na Gaeilge.
5 Reasons You Should Register with Eolaire Gnó PEIG:
- Every business that registers receives a support package with various resources to promote Irish.
- The language brings you extra economic benefits: Irish is worth over €136 million to the economy of Galway alone!
- The language supports job creation here in Ireland.
- The Irish language is our unique selling point (USP).
- Companies stand out by using Irish and attract the business of both tourists and local customers alike.