Two Irish language sports club in Gaoth Dobhair are set to receive over €40,000 in funding to help support them.
Chumann Peil Cheiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair and Gaoth Dobhair are set to benefit from the grant.
Minister Joe McHugh welcomed the funding, he said: “This is about supporting clubs and organisations that do their bit for the Irish language and for the local Gaeltacht community.
“Tá súil agam go dtabharfaidh an t-airgead seo an deis don chlub an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn I measc na baill, an pobal áitiúil agus do thurasóirí sa cheantair.”
A grant of up to €33,321 has been approved for Chumann Peil Cheiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair and will go towards the costs of buying and erecting a fence and ball stop nets.
Minister McHugh said: “This will improve the ground at Gaoth Dobhair. It will also make it safer, encourage more players into the club and all of this will be done in the context of promoting the Irish language.”
The funding announcement included €13,000 for Gaoth Dobhair Golf Club to carry out work on its facilities.
Minister McHugh said: “A grant of about €13,000 will go a long way to support Gaoth Dobhair Golf Club’s efforts to create better facilities and all of that should be seen in the context of the work it does to promote the Irish language.
“The club draws people from the local community, all ages, visitors and tourists in the Gaeltacht and it’s great to see it getting such support.”