Údarás na Gaeltachta approves funding for the provision of an Applied Irish and Translation course

23 September, 2013

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At an Údarás na Gaeltachta Board meeting in Na Forbacha last Friday (20 September 2013), €113,000 was approved for the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and Europus Co Teo for the provision of a Higher Diploma course in Applied Irish and Translation, in Carna, Co. Galway during the 2013-14 academic year.

The Údarás Chief Executive Steve Ó Cúláin said: “Údarás has invested significantly in the language-based sector over the years by funding third level courses which ensure the availability of skilled people in the Gaeltacht and encourages entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses. The implementation of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language requires people skilled in the Irish Language profession and Gaeltacht people will have the opportunity to avail of positions arising once the relevant training has been received.”