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20 Feb 2017

The winners have been announced in the annual national awards for Irish language groups by Glór na nGael, and local committee CAIRDE Teo is among those receiving honours this year.

CAIRDE Teo based in Armagh is to receive the award for second place in the category for areas with populations between 4,000 and 20,000 which is accompanied by a sizeable cheque for €3000.  The Glór na nGael awards recognise the outstanding work that voluntary groups undertake year in and year out to provide services and to build Irish speaking communities. It is therefore no small achievement that CAIRDE feature among those groups to be recognised nationally for their hard work.

Competition Manager, Nóra Welby said “It was evident during this year’s adjudication that the Irish language voluntary sector is going from strength to strength with volunteers releasing tremendous achievements for their communities.  We wish to congratulate all of the prize winners and wish them continued success.”

Commenting on Cairde Teo’s success, Irish language development officer Seán Ó Maoilsté said, “The Glór na nGael award recognises the efforts of a growing community here in Armagh that is proud to use the Irish language at home, at school, in workplaces and right across the city. Irish medium education is thriving in the city and surrounding area and there are plenty of opportunities for learning and using the language on a daily basis. Cairde Teo is delighted to play its part, alongside many other individuals and organisations, to ensure that the Irish language continues to go from strength to strength here in Armagh.”

President of Ireland, Micheál D. Ó hUiginn will present CAIRDE Teo with their prize at the annual Glór na nGael prize giving on Saturday 22 April in the Carton House Hotel, Maynooth.  More information at