Oifig na Gaeilge

The primary aim of the Irish Office is to support Council staff in providing services through Irish for the people of Kerry.

This is done through our Irish Language Schemes in accordance with the Official Languages Act 2003, and the Kerry County Development Plan 2009-2015.

With the current embargo on staff recruitment, Irish speakers included, the Irish Office provides comprehensive language training over many years which aims to enable staff to provide customers with a service through Irish. These include…

European Certificate in Irish (TEG) including examination and accreditation  from University of Ireland, Maynooth, from beginners to upper intermediate.

A specialised Services through Irish programme to help staff deliver services through Irish to the public in Kerry.

The implementation of Kerry local Authorities  Irish Language Schemes.

Funding in part with Foras na Gaeilge via the Féilte le Gaeilge bursary, to encourage Irish language events at festivals in Kerry.

Irish Course for Council Tenants in the Gaeltacht in conjunction with the Housing Department, and with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta and Kerry Education Services. Cork University of Ireland run the course in Dún Chíomháin, in the West Kerry Gaeltacht.

Support for various organisations and groups to promote the acquisition, enrichment and use of Irish in Kerry . 

A simultaneous translation service for public meetings in the Gaeltacht, including An Daingean Electoral Area Meetings.

Irish language proofing of County Council and Town Councils’  signs, leaflets and forms.  Irish language proofing of any translation work carried out by the Nominated Irish Officers.

Support the Nominated Irish Officers in providing Services through Irish to our customers.

Liaise with the Office of the Coimisinéir Teangan regarding complaints from the public in relation to our Irish Language  commitments.

 

Business through Irish

The public can do their business through Irish with the staff  at…

An Daingean Library

An Daingean Area Office

Oifig na Gaeilge

 

 

 Business through Irish with nominated staff

The public can do their business through Irish with nominated members of staff at…

Tralee Library

Cahirsiveen Area Office

Castle Island Area Office

Motor Tax Office

Water Services Department

Environmental Services Department

The Planning Department

The Roads Department

The Housing Department

The Income Department

The Financial Department

The Human Resources Department

Tralee Town Council

Killarney Town Council

Register of Electors

Higher Education Grants

 

The public can do on-line business through Irish at gaeilge@ciarrai.ie  

A planning enquiry GIS on-line programme has now been developed through Irish by Kerry County Council in partnership with other Local Authorities agus will be available for the public to use from the beginning of 2011.

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

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