Photo competition to capture a little bit of Gaeltacht life

A nice competition to showcase the people, the heritage and the landscape of Ireland’s Gaeltacht regions.

©Siobhan McNamara

©Siobhan McNamara


Údarás na Gaeltachta is running a photo competition called ‘Is Álainn í an Ghaeltacht.’

The aim of the competition is to promote the Gaeltacht as an ideal place to live, work, do business and as a holiday destination.

Organisers are looking for photos that represent life in the Gaeltacht. Suggested themes include Gaeltacht landscape, community, events, festivals, culture, tradition, heritage and language.

The closing date for entries is August 19, 2013. A shortlist will be announced around a week later and the public vote will then be open until September 6. The winning entry will be selected through a combination of a judging panel and public popularity on Facebook (50% for each). The winner will be announced by September 13.

First prize is €500, second prize is €250 and third prize is €100. Entry forms and the full list of terms and conditions are available at

Údarás na Gaeltachta is the regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht. The overall objective is to ensure  Irish remains the main communal language of the Gaeltacht and is passed on to future generations.

Article written by Siobhan McNamara for

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2 Responses to Photo competition to capture a little bit of Gaeltacht life

  1. eimzpink says:

    LOVE the picture of Errigal, it really captures the beauty of the place 🙂 xo


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