Welcome to “Cill Dara le Gaeilge”, a scheme focused on promoting business through the Irish language in Co. Kildare. The objective of the scheme is to provide support and information to local businesses that wish to provide a service through Irish to their customers.
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Support through match-funding is now available from Foras na Gaeilge, for businesses that use the Irish Language on signage, website and printed marketing material.
This scheme supports small and medium-sized commercial enterprises to promote Irish in their business through signage, packaging, websites and printed marketing material. The scheme criteria and details are given within the downloadable application form below.
Cill Dara le Gaeilge took part in a video series about language planning organised by the national organisation Glór na nGael. Cill Dara le Gaeilge has elected to take part in the local language planning process, in conjunction with local groups Sult na Sollán and Glór na Ríogh. A five year language plan for Co. Kildare for the period 2019-2023 will be published during in January 2019.
The Q-Mharc Gnó le Gaeilge award system acknowledges business organisations that evaluate, develop and capitalize on the use of the Irish language as an additional business and marketing tool.
The Q-Mharc Gnó le Gaeilge award signifies awareness of and commitment to bilingualism in business and culture through language, enhancing indigenous characteristics or ‘Irishness’.
It also displays market leadership in innovative customer service provision. Any business organisation which meets the award criteria as defined in the Q-Mharc Gnó le Gaeilge Standard will be awarded the certification mark.