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Survey reveals Carlow People favour Irish Language

Survey reveals Carlow People favour Irish Language

Results of a study carried out by local organisation, Glór Cheatharlach in Carlow town reveal that 81% of the town’s community wish to see an increased use of the Irish language by local businesses.

The survey also reveals that the majority of the participants are also in favour of establishing an Irish language cultural centre in the town.

Almost 90% of participants stated that they were in favour of activities which promote the Irish language. Minister Pat Carey TD launched the report last night, 11 October in Carlow.

Bríd de Róiste from Glór Cheatharlach said that the organisation was deligted with the results of the survey which revealed positive attitudes to the Irish language.

She also emphasised the language ability of those living in the region which was backed up the survey’s findings that 90.7% of
participants had some knowledge of the Irish language.

Coiste Thaghde na Gaeilge in Carlow carried out the survey in conjunction with Glór Cheatharlach during the summer under the supervision of Fionnuala Ní Mhórdha from the Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth. Glór Cheatharlach intends on using the results when planning future activities and events.

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