FUNDED PROJECT TO SUPPORT IRISH AND SCOTS GAELIC ENTERPRISES
EU funded project which will focuses on supporting the creation of a “greater Gaidhealtachd” for groups and businesses working in the Irish and Scots Gaelic language areas.
This ‘greater Gaidhealtachd’ stretches south from the Isle of Lewis to Newry in County Down and west to Donegal. Not alone is the areas ‘new’ Gaeltacht greater in size but it has set as a target changing the narrative of the Gaeltacht from a language community in decline to one of great potential. Ceangal G is specifically aimed at providing marketing and training support for companies working in the media, cultural tourism and community sectors and is headed by Project Director Alasdair Morrison – who will lead team who hail from Ireland and Scotland.
This ambitious project which connects main partners, the Gaelic college Sabhal Mór Ostaig, with Belfast’s flagship cultural centre, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Republic of Ireland’s enterprise agency for the Gaeltacht.
Ceangal G succeeded in securing approximately €1m in in funding from the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme, which is administered by the Special European Programmes Body (SEUPB).
This innovative project which will benefit media, tourism and social enterprise businesses across Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland using the power of language.
“It is truly cross-border in nature and represents one of the core objectives of the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme, which is designed to support enhanced and mutually beneficial collaboration between all three regions
The total funding for the Ceangal G project is £993,247. £862,847 was awarded the project under Interreg IVA in 2011 the project will run till 2015..
The Ceangal G team is spread between three locations. The Director and Administrator are based in Sabhal Mór Ostaig in Skye. The Marketing Manager has an office in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich on the Falls Road in Belfast while the Training Manager is located at the Udarás na Gaeltachta office in Na Doirí Beaga in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
Further Information from Concubhar O Liathain, Marketing Manager, 07718 477081