President Micheál D. Ó hUiginn was present in The Carton House Hotel in Maynooth on Saturday night to present the annual Glór na nGael awards.
Armagh City’s Irish Language and Cultural organisation Cairde Teo took home the second prize in the category for groups with populations between 4,000-20,000, and a cheque for €3,000. The prize was awarded for the exceptional work Cairde Teo have done in the city and surrounding areas in Irish Language development. Thanks to Cairde Teo, Armagh’s Irish speaking community have a wide range of services available to them including education, youth clubs, summer camps, training schemes, a walking group, a busy calendar of social events throughout the year and a popular gift shop and printing service.
Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige, County Galway, took this year’s top award along with a cheque for €20,000. A prizefund totaling €80,000 was awarded to Irish Language community groups, GAA clubs and 3rd level societies in recognition of their achievements in Language promotion and revival.
Special guests representing funders and partner organisations were also present at the event including Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta.