Oifig na Gaeilge fosters and promotes the use of Irish in County Mayo and assists in the development and implementation of Mayo Local Authorities' bilingual policy.
Mayo is a Gaeltacht County with a vibrant Irish speaking community. The Gaeltacht areas of Iorras, Acaill, Inis Bigil and Tuar Mhic Éadaigh are rich in folklore, writing, music, historical and archaeological sites and most importantly, are areas of the spoken Irish language. The Council is committed to the protection of the County's unique linguistic heritage and to the promotion of Irish as the community language in its Gaeltacht areas.
There is also, a significant Irish speaking community outside of the Gaeltacht areas, with over 44% of the County's population describing themselves as Irish speakers in the most recent census.
Oifig na Gaeilge 2012 - an outline of Oifig na Gaeilge's activities in 2012.
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