Is there a Gaeltacht in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter is now an area in which the Irish language is spoken widely. The area is home to Gaelscoileanna (Irish-medium primary schools), a Gaelcholáiste (an Irish-medium secondary school), naíonraí (crèches) and naíscoileanna (nursery schools).

Where are the Gaeltachts in Ireland?

The Gaeltacht covers large areas of counties Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Kerry as well as sections of counties Cork, Meath and Waterford. Six of Ireland’s inhabited islands are also in the Gaeltacht.

What are the names of the Gaeltachts in Ireland?


  • Donegal Gaeltacht.
  • Mayo Gaeltacht.
  • Galway Gaeltacht.
  • Kerry Gaeltacht.
  • Cork Gaeltacht.
  • Waterford Gaeltacht.
  • Meath Gaeltacht.
  • How many Gaeltachts areas are there in Ireland?

    Gaeltacht areas were recognised in seven of the state’s 26 counties (nominally Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Kerry, and Waterford).

    Do they speak Irish in Belfast?

    In Northern Ireland, Irish-speaking areas include West Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter and southern County Londonderry. According to the 2011 UK census, 4,130 people (0.2% of the population) in Northern Ireland reported using Irish as their primary language at home, while 104,943 reported being able to speak the language.

    What age do you have to be to go to the Gaeltacht?

    Students must have completed 1st year in secondary school. The Gaeltacht must be informed of any health or educational needs your teen has. Students are expected to adhere to a code of conduct for the duration of the course. Students must always make a determined effort to speak Irish and follow the rules.

    Does Northern Ireland have a different accent?

    Northern Irish accents have two major historical influences acting on them that make them unique from those of the Republic of Ireland or elsewhere. These are from Scotland and from the English North and Midlands.