“An Baile Beo” – Munster Regional Awards Presented

19 May, 2009

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At an event in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Bhuirne, Co. Cork, (Tuesday, 19 May), the Baile Beo awards for the Munster region were presented. The presentations were made by Pádraig Ó hAoláin, Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Prizes were awarded as follows:

Community Organisations

  • First Prize – Comharchumann Chléire Teo €3,000
  • Recognition Award – Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith Triúigh €1,500

Volunteer Committees

  • First Prize – Coiste Forbartha Bhéal Átha an Ghaorthaigh €3,000
  • County Award – Coiste Forbartha na Sceilge €1,500
  • County Award – Comhairle Pobail na Rinne €1,500
  • County Award – Coiste Bailte Slachtmhara Bhaile Mhic Íre €1,500
  • Recognition Award – Cumann Iarsmalann Chléire €1,000

The aim of An Baile Beo is to enrich and promote the Irish language in the Gaeltacht so that it is not alone heard in Gaeltacht towns but also visible to visitors and tourists, demonstrating the uniqueness of the area.

Údarás na Gaeltachta in association with Cork and Waterford County Councils fund the Baile Beo Awards Scheme. These awards give recognition to committees which develop and reinforce language and cultural initiatives in their areas.