Gaeltacht Quarter, Belfast


Gaeltacht Quarter, Belfast

The Gaeltacht Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is an area surrounding the Falls Road in the west of the city. A Gaeltacht is an area where the Irish language is widely spoken. The area aims to promote the Irish language and provide tourist attractions associated with it, as well as Irish culture. [ [http://u.tv/newsroom/indepth.asp?id=76553&pt=n Belfast to get Gaeltacht quarter, UTV] ]

Proposals for a gaeltacht quarter began in 2002, as a recommendation of the Joint West Belfast/Greater Shankill Task Force. The plan was then adopted by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Belfast City Council. [ [http://www.dcalni.gov.uk/index/languages/gaeltacht_quarter.htm DCAL report on the quarter] ]

Key sites and events in the quarter include the An Cúlturlann arts centre, Conway Mill and the Féile an Phobail.

ee also

*Belfast Quarters

References

External links

* [http://www.visitwestbelfast.com/ Visit West Belfast]
* [http://www.dcalni.gov.uk/ Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure]


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