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    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:

    "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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Mac an Phríora View Post
    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:

    "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.

    Or some local schools could become Gaelscoileanna,starting with nurseries and gradually working up? depends on sufficient demand of course.

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    I think we should first work on building up the gaelscoileanna as they are currently set up. We need more second-level gaelscoileanna or gaelcholáistí in particular and it is now harder to set up gaelscoileanna at primary level.

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    Another daft idea. Probably if they put up a sign saying "Gaeltacht", all will be well. Though if it worked it might be better than relocating methadone and drug addicts to those ghost esttates built during the Celtic folly era..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Mac an Phríora View Post
    I think we should first work on building up the gaelscoileanna as they are currently set up. We need more second-level gaelscoileanna or gaelcholáistí in particular and it is now harder to set up gaelscoileanna at primary level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dónal na geallaí View Post
    Or some local schools could become Gaelscoileanna,starting with nurseries and gradually working up? depends on sufficient demand of course.
    Think it would be a good idea making the schools that way and then in a few years perhaps turn them into Gaeltachtai but for the mean time I think there is more need to get people into housing without making them Gaeltachts.

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    Ceapaim go bhfuil sé suiomh maith. Tá cúplá áiteanna in mBAC an bhfuil Gaelige ann. Baile na Manach (Monkstown) mar sámpla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneck View Post
    Ceapaim go bhfuil sé suiomh maith. Tá cúplá áiteanna in mBAC an bhfuil Gaelige ann. Baile na Manach (Monkstown) mar sámpla.
    We already have 120,000 empty houses. It would cost money to buy land in Monkstown to set up a gaeltacht there. And the area is settled anyway- I don't think there is any land left to be built on there although I could be wrong.

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    The main problem is that the ghost estates are just that, estates.

    If there was an entire ghost town that had been created with the potential to run all facilities as a gaeltacht town, then it is potentially a good idea.

    But as long as it's just an estate, it will quickly be overwhelmed by the English speakers in the broader area.
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    If the estate(s) were big though and located near gaeltachtaí.

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