The Gaeltacht Quarter/An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta: Aisling Ní Labhraí

Aisling Ní Labhraí, is the Director of Cultúrlann Mac Adam Ó Fiaich.

Aisling was previously its Good Relations Officer. Cultúrlann Mac Adam Ó Fiaich is an Irish language cultural centre in west Belfast. Opened in 1991, the centre underwent renovation in 2010 and was opened the following year by the then President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

The centre has an art gallery named after local artist Gerard Dillon, a theatre, restaurant, book shop, offices and conference rooms.

The Belfast Gaeltacht Quarter (An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta) is an area in the west of the city with the aim of promoting the Irish language, attracting enterprise, tourism and wealth to a largely socially and economically deprived area.

Proposals for a Gaeltacht Quarter began in 2002 as a recommendation of the Joint West Belfast/Greater Shankill Task Force. The plan was then adopted by Government and Belfast City Council.

This is one of a series of interviews which explores the challenges and successes to date.

Subtitled in English.

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