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South Down Irish language group working on ‘Yellow Pages’

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

AN IRISH language group wants to hear from people, businesses and organisations who can deliver goods and services through the medium of the language in the south Down area.

Pobal Chrotshléibhe aims to promote Irish in Clonduff, Clonallan and Kilbroney parishes but said that anyone who is interested is welcome to take part in its work.

The group can be contacted through their Facebook page.

Pobal Chrotshléibhe hopes to launch its own version of the 'Yellow/Golden Pages' this autumn.

The group is asking fellow Irish speakers to fill out an online survey, which again can be found on its Facebook page, with the details of their business and what services they can offer.

Pobal Chrotshléibhe was founded during the summer after sustained growth in Irish language activities in south Down.

It aims to cater to both fluent speakers and learners of the language, and above all Irishspeaking families.

The group is named after the mountain Crotlieve, 'the humped mountain'.

A spokesperson said: "Plumbers, sparks, child minders or maybe even bee keepers, if you can talk to us in Irish we want to hear from you.

"It is important for an Irish speaking family to expose their children to as Irish-speaking a world as possible.

"That's not as easy in south Down as in south Galway but people might be surprised how many people speak Irish in the area, once a stronghold of the language."

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