Connemara in detail

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Irish Language Revival

One of the most important Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking areas) in Ireland begins around Spiddal, just east of Connemara, and stretches west to Cashel and north into County Mayo.

That the Irish language is enjoying a renaissance around the country can be credited in part to media outlets, including those based in Galway. Ireland's national Irish-language radio station, Radio na Gaeltachta (www.rte.ie/radio), first broadcast in 1972; its Irish-language TV station, TG4 (www.tg4.ie), launched in the 1990s – both continue to thrive.