Discover The Gaeltachts Ireland

Some regions have maintained the Gaelic language and the Celtic culture. Known as the Gaeltachts, these people are mainly along the west coast of the island, from Donegal to Kerry, via Connemara. In these places, Gaelic is spoken as much as English. Primary education, religious services and some administrative functions are performed in the vernacular language of the island. The Gaeltachts equally encourage the arts, especially music and literature.

  • Peat, The Gaeltachts, Arts and culture, Ireland
    Peat

    'Old Ireland', whose atmosphere can still be felt in the Gaeltachts, is the Ireland of peat and ancient means of transport...

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  • The Gaeltachts , A fjord, Ireland , Ireland
    A fjord, Ireland

    The very blue water of this Irish fjord is crossed by small fishing boats

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  • The Gaeltachts , The Gaeltachts, Ireland , Ireland
    The Gaeltachts, Ireland

    The Gaeltachts are the little regions scattered around the island where people still speak the original Irish language rather than English

    Michel Megret / age fotostock
  • The Gaeltachts , The Gaeltachts, Ireland , Ireland
    The Gaeltachts, Ireland

    Most of the Gaeltachts are found on the island's northeast coast.

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  • The Gaeltachts , Typical Irish landscape , Ireland
    Typical Irish landscape

    The green meadows, the hedges, the sea, and a few cottages... there is nothing more Irish

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  • The Gaeltachts , Surprise! , Ireland
    Surprise!

    If you keep your eyes open you can find small surprises like this stone mask, which seems to be coming out of the dry stone wall

    IIC / age fotostock
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