Mayor O’Flynn Launches Grant for Irish Language Events and Initiatives 2024

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Cork County Council has launched its Irish Language Events and Initiatives Grant Scheme for 2024.  This is the second year of this scheme, which was initially launched in 2023, when 11 recipients from all parts of the county were successful in receiving funding.

Events such as research projects, an Irish language-based conference, community family fun days with entertainment and events through Irish, as well as musical, singing and cultural events were among the successful recipients last year. 

The aim of the scheme is to provide financial aid for Irish language events, projects, and initiatives within the County of Cork. The scheme supports projects that utilise and promote the Irish language, including festivals, concerts, family event days, films, plays, or any art form that celebrates and encourages the use of Irish.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Frank O’Flynn said, 

It is wonderful to see the return of this grant scheme. It is a goal of Cork County Council to support the Irish language in any way we can, and to increase the use and visibility of Irish as a community language. I encourage organisations throughout the county, who may be in the process of organising events through Irish, to apply for this grant.  Whether your organisation is based within the Gaeltacht, or in another area of the county, in a school, or anywhere that Irish is being spoken and used as an integral part of your event, it would certainly be worthwhile considering this grant.

The maximum amount granted for any event is €1,500 under this scheme, and the ability by the organisation in question to match funding is required. Organisations may apply for more than one event within the application period, and these will be considered subject to availability of funding and the initiative meeting the grant criteria.

This scheme is open to applications until close of business on Monday the 1st of July 2024. 

To apply, print and fill in the form below and return to the Irish Officer at