Gaillimh le Gaeilge is pleased to announce the success of 16 nominees who have been selected as this year’s finalists for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2021. Celebrating the Gradam’s 19th anniversary, this year's Gearrliosta reflects the diverse range of businesses and organisations celebrating an Ghaeilge and making their mark on bilingual Galway!
Their expert judging panel, who had dozens of entries to assess, have whittled them down to 16 finalists who are now one step closer to becoming The New Tribe of Galway. The Gradam is organised by Gaillimh le Gaeilge in association with the Galway Advertiser, TG4 and with support from the Galway Chamber.
The total value of the sponsorship package for the Gradam is worth in excess of €26,000. The following businesses and organisations were selected for the Gradam Gearrliosta 2021:
Retail (sponsored by Galway Bay FM)
Corrib Shopping Centre
Murphy & Me
Tourism & Hospitality (sponsored by Fáilte Ireland)
Galway Greyhound Stadium
The Hardiman Hotel
Services (sponsored by Video Sherpa)
Big O Taxis
Online Business (sponsored by The Galway Technology Centre)
Bród Pobal na Gaillimhe
Healthy Ever After
Non-Profit & Other Companies (sponsored by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, OÉ Gaillimh)
Feachtas Rothaíochta na Gaillimhe
St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
All finalists will be invited to a Bronnadh speisialta (special awards ceremony) on Thursday, November 4th where the category winners and overall winner will be announced.
Speaking about this year’s Gradam nominees, Cathaoirleach Ghaillimh le Gaeilge, Bernadette Mullarkey congratulated each of the finalists and said:
“Míle buíochas do na heagraíochtaí agus do na gnólachtaí go léir a ghlac páirt sa Ghradam i mbliana.
This year’s Gearrliosta have faced a year full of disruption and uncertainty and have still managed to deliver on their continued commitment to the Irish language and promoting Galway as Cathair Dhátheangach na hÉireann. Their bilingual work, the visibility and the promotion of the Irish language are always key ingredients to our success as a bilingual city. Comhghairdeas leis an nGearrliosta agus go n-éirí go geal leo go léir sa chéad chéim eile den phróiseas moltóireachta!”
Gaillimh le Gaeilge would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local and national sponsors for their invaluable support to the Gradam over the years. Go raibh míle maith agaibh: The Galway Advertiser, TG4, Fáilte Ireland, Galway Bay FM, Video Sherpa, Galway Technology Centre, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, MOLSCÉAL, Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Galway Chamber.