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Ár mBeartas Teanga | Our Language Policy

Our Language Policy

Mayo Local Authorities mission is to "promote the well-being and quality of life for our citizens and communities in Mayo and to enhance the attractiveness of the County as a place to live, work, visit, invest and enjoy." Our vision is to create "A County that is Sustainable, Inclusive, Prosperous and Proud".

Mayo Local Authorities' Customer Care Charter

Mayo Local Authorities' Customer Care Charter sets out the standard of services customers can expect when they are dealing with Mayo County Council, including services through Irish:

Services through Irish  

We will ensure that:

  • Customers who wish to conduct their business in Irish can do so;
  • Documents are available in Irish and English.

You can download Mayo Local Authorities' Customer Care Charter here.


Mayo County Council Corporate Plan

The Plan outlines how we will implement our mission by providing the best possible level of customer service underpinned by value for money, inclusiveness and universal access within resources available to us and to do this we will pursue seven strategic goals. The second goal is:

To maximise the benefits of the culture and heritage of the County by promoting the development of library, arts and archive centres around the County.

Supporting Goals

  • Renew and update all operational plans including the Heritage Plan, Strategic Arts Plan and Library Development Plan.
  • Continue to improve, expand and promote our Library and Arts service to meet the cultural, educational, heritage and recreational needs of the County.
  • Develop and promote the Museum service for the County.
  • Open the Jackie Clarke Library and archive to the general public and make this library and archive an educational and cultural centre of international significance by showcasing its contents to the highest international standard.
  • Promote the use of the Irish language that will ensure the survival of our native langauge.

You can download Mayo County Council Corporate Plan here.

Mayo County Council's Language Scheme

This scheme was prepared in accordance with Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003 by Mayo County Council. This scheme came into effect on the 21 September 2015.

Section 15 provides for the preparation by public bodies of a statutory scheme detailing the services they will provide:

  • through the medium of Irish
  • through the medium of English;
  • through the medium of Irish and English

and for the measures to be adopted to ensure that any service not provided by the body through the medium of the Irish language will be so provided within an agreed timeframe.

You can download Mayo County Council's Language Scheme from the following links:

Scéim Teanga Chomhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo, 2015-2018 (Bilingual) - (Word, 103 KB)

Scéim Teanga Chomhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo, 2015-2018 (Bilingual) - (PDF, 711 KB)


Services through Irish

A list of staff who are willing and available to provide their services through Irish is available here:  Seirbhísí trí mheán na Gaeilge



Oifig na Gaeilge

Áras an Chontae
Caisleán an Bharraigh
Co. Mhaigh Eo
Phone: 094 9064369

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