The Sunday Times "Home" section today has an article detailing several options the Governments has with the nation's 120,000 vacant new houses. The fifth is Gaeltacht areas:
Why: the boundaries for the Irish-speaking areas were set in legislation in 1956, so the time could be right to introduce new gaeltacht areas.
Viability: This would involve allocating housing to Irish-speaking families to encourage a new gaeltacht, which would lead to the establishment of gaelscoils and other Irish-speaking enterprises. The gaeltacht quarter in Belfast houses 20,000 people, and is supported by a new corporation."
Why on earth not? The new areas- estates- could be located within a reasonable distance of gaelscoileanna.