Lucan’s all Irish speaking GAA club will benefit from funding to encourage Irish language use in the local community, a local TD has said. TD for Dublin Mid-West, Deputy Emer Higgins has welcomed the funding of €150k for Na Gaeil Óga CLG, an Irish-speaking Gaelic football, hurling and camogie club based in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan and Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.
Speaking during a visit to Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig in Lucan with Minister of State, Jack Chambers, Deputy Higgins said: “I am delighted to be able to visit Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig with Minister for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers, to see Na Gaeil Óga in action. “Na Gaeil Óga will receive €150k to begin a games development and community engagement program, which will be brilliant for the club” said Deputy Higgins.
“The club already does brilliant work to promote the Irish language in Lucan and across Dublin and this funding will help them build on the work already being done by Na Gaeil Óga to promote the Irish language and Gaelic games. “Importantly, the funding will provide for language supports for the families of club members to help them improve their Gaeilge by playing a more active role in Na Gaeil Óga. “It’s much deserved funding for a brilliant club in Lucan – an asset to the local community,” included Deputy Higgins.
“Comhghairdeas libh go léir,” concluded Deputy Higgins.
Pictured are Deputy Emer Higgins TD for Dublin Mid-West, Minister of State for Sport, the Gaeltacht & Defence Jack Chambers, Daithí de Buitléir, founding chairperson of Na Gaeil Óga CLG and young club members from Na Gaeil Óga CLG in Lucan at Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig