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Armagh Irish language group scoops prestigious award

President Higgins presents award to city organisation

Michéal Ó hAodha, Caoimhe Ní Loinsigh and Sarán Ó Machail accepting the Glór na nGael award from Uachtarán na hÉireann, Micheál D. Ó hUiginn. Also pictured Pat Carey, Chairman of Glór na nGael and Seán Ó Ceallaigh, Gael Linn

Irish President Micheál D. Higgins was present in The Carton House Hotel in Maynooth on Saturday night to present the annual Glór na nGael awards.

And Armagh City’s Irish Language and Cultural organisation Cairde Teo took home the second prize in the category for groups with populations between 4,000-20,000, and a cheque for €3,000.

The prize was awarded for the exceptional work Cairde Teo have done in the city and surrounding areas in Irish Language development.

Through Cairde Teo, Armagh’s Irish speaking community have a wide range of services available to them including education, youth clubs, summer schemes, a walking group and busy calendar of social events throughout the year.

Cumann Forbartha Chois Fharraige, County Galway, took this year’s top award along with a cheque for €20,000.

A prize fund totaling €80,000 was awarded to Irish Language community groups, GAA clubs and third level societies in recognition of their achievements in Language promotion and revival.

Special guests representing funders and partner organisations were also present at the event including Foras na Gaeilge and Údarás na Gaeltachta.

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