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Glór na nGael Awards 2014

March 31, 2014

Duais Náisiúnta Ghlór na nGael 2014, the Glór na nGael National Award, was awarded to Comharchumann Mhic Dara, an Cheathrú Rua, Co. Galway, at the weekend.

Irish language committees and groups from all over Ireland and overseas gathered in the Clontarf Castle on Saturday to celebrate their achievements in the preservation and promotion of Irish in their communities.

Minister of State Dinny McGinley congratulated all the organisations who took part and awarded over €120,000 in prizes to community groups, school groups, universities and groups from Scotland, Canada and America.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of State McGinley said the Glór na nGael awards goves recognition to the invaluable work of Irish language groups, to the sponsoring bodies, and he praised the relationships between those bodies and Gló na nGael.

While most of this year’s winners were announced in February, the winners of Duais Ghlór na nGael and the Third Level ccmpetition were not announced until Saturday’s ceremony.

On the night, a cheque for €20,000, sponsored by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltachta, as well as the Glór an nGael trophy, sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge, were awarded to Comharchumann Mhic Dara for the first time.

It was also announced that An Cumann Gaelach, Trinity College, came in first place in the Third Level competition and taking home a cheque for €2,000 for the third year in a row.

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