The new website Diaspóra na Gaeltachta will be officially launched on the 16 July, Lá Fhéile Mhic Dara (The Feast Day of St Macdara) in the Emigrant Commemoration Centre, Carna.
The website has been developed by Údarás na Gaeltachta in partnership with the Emigrant Commemoration Centre, in recognition of the value of the Gaeltacht diaspora around the world.
The website, www.diasporanagaeltachta.ie, will be launched by Údarás na Gaeltachta chief executive, Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh. Speaking of the importance of the website, Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh said,
“it is fitting that we launch this website on the day that traditionally, those who have left this area to go abroad return home. Furthermore, we are very happy that we can gather for this occasion in the Emigrant Commemoration Centre, dedicated to the commemoration of those who left Ireland and to the celebration of their descendants throughout the world.”
“The Gaeltacht Diaspora is an important part of the 2021-2025 Strategy of Údarás na Gaeltachta, which recognises the value of the Gaeltacht Diaspora connection, for networking opportunities, tourism, attracting people back to Gaeltacht communities from abroad, and inward investment. “