Using Irish in the Public Domain

As part of the list of events taking place during the Oireachtas festival in Killarney, Kerry County Council, in conjunction with the County Kerry Development Board, is to host an information seminar on using Irish in the public domain.

‘Using Irish in the Public Domain’ will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Thursday, November 3rd from 2-2.30pm and will feature speakers such as Seán Ó Cuirreáin, the Coimisinéir Teanga, the renowned commentator Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, and Kerry County Council’s Irish Officer, Roibeard Ó hEartáin.

“This is basically an information seminar which is aimed at people working in the Public Sector, not only in Kerry, but around the country,” Roibeard Ó hEartáin, who organised the seminar, explained.

“All public bodies have certain obligations under the Official Languages Act 2003, and the seminar is a good place to get up to date information in relation to use of Irish in public organisations, signage, publications and also to hear about best practise.”

“It may be the case in some organisations that staff members are unaware of their responsibility for implementing the Official Languages Act. This seminar would be a great opportunity for them to get up to speed.

Representatives of Print and Sign companies who service the public sector are also invited. 

A full simultaneous translation service will be available throughout the seminar and a question and answer session will follow each speaker.

The following documents are in PDF format. Adobe PDF Document Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents. (Documents open on a separate page).

Using Irish in the Public Domain Poster
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Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

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

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