Most people in Ireland know what the words ‘Go raibh maith agaibh’ mean and those words resonate now more than ever as we say ‘Go raibh maith agaibh’ to those working on the front line during these unsettling times.
Údarás na Gaeltachta strongly supports this online thank you campaign established by the Gaeltacht Community through the Language Planning Officers who are operating in Gaeltacht communities throughout the country. The Irish language is our strongest badge of identity and the sentence ‘Go raibh maith agaibh’ is understood both nationally and internationally.
The twibbon ‘Go raibh maith agaibh’ is available on social media and everyone throughout the country is invited to use the frame ‘Go raibh maith agaibh’ on their social media profiles to give a sincere thanks as Gaeilge to those working on the front line during the COVID-19 emergency.
We are very grateful to the people working on our behalf and those working on the front line such as nurses, doctors, carers, retail operatives, delivery drivers, postal and sanitation workers and everyone who is providing essential services to the people of Ireland in this crisis deserve particular praise.
Údarás na Gaeltachta is acutely aware of the significant pressures that the Gaeltacht and indeed the whole country is experiencing at present and the personal sacrifices that are being made by communities throughout the country. We have witnessed unbelievable community spirit – the ‘meitheal’ spirit – from community groups, sporting organisations, community development organisations and businesses, people have come together to assist the vulnerable since the COVID-19 emergency began.
They deserve ours and the country’s gratitude and the opportunity to now arises to give thanks in our ancient language using the most modern communications.
‘Go raibh maith agaibh’