The Gaeltacht Quarter/An Cheathrú Ghaeltachta: Jake Mac Siacais

Jake MacSiacais is the Director of Forbairt Feirste, a development agency that promotes the Irish language, offering advice, information and assistance.

Forbairt Feirste was set up in 1994. It is a one stop shop for Irish-language business advice.

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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