October 21, 2020
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A helping hand for the Déise Gaeltacht

Conradh na Gaeilge has welcomed the announcement of a government support scheme for Gaeltacht summer colleges and mná an tí.

The support consists of a one-off package of up to €4.7 million, which will be provided to west Waterford and other Gaeltacht areas to assist 700 host families and 42 summer colleges.

The college courses, which are vital to the economy of An Rinn and district, have been cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Údarás na Gaeltachta, meanwhile, is running a series of online workshops across the Gaeltacht districts to help salvage something from  this year’s tourist season and to prepare for 2021.

There will be a two-hour online session for Gaeltacht Na Déise, along with the Gaeltacht areas of Cork and Kerry, from 2.30pm on Monday, June 9.

The sessions will  be bilingual and places are limited to 15 people per session. To take part in the online sessions you should email saoire@udaras.ie

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