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.
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.
More information available at www.qmharc.ie on in the video below:
Language plan launched for County Kildare
The first ever language plan for Co. Kildare was launched a a special ceremony in Áras Chill Dara on the 28th February 2019. The scope of the plan is for five years, 2019 go 2023. A local community group called Sult na Sollán wrote this language plan but with input from the greater community and with the support of Kildare County Council. The plan lays out a vision for the five years and various objectives and actions that will promote the Irish language during this period.
In sections 11.3 and 12.3 of this language plan there is a list of objectives/actions that deal with the Irish language in business.