People who grew up in the Shaw’s Road Gaeltacht talk about the impact of the scheme as it approaches its fiftieth birthday.
The Gaeltacht was founded in 1969 when five families built their houses together in a new development on the street. Initial meetings had begun in 1961. The Shaw’s Road Gaeltacht laid the foundation for the development of Irish language education in Northern Ireland.
In 1970 the Gaeltacht community established Bunscoil Pobail Feirste as the North’s first Irish-language school. The school received official recognition in 1985.
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