Claims success of South Kerry Irish language plan depends on maintaining the population

Minister of State of Gaeilge, Sean Kyne; Micheál Ó hÉanaigh, Chief Executive, Údarás na Gaeltachta; and Minister for State Brendan Griffin at the launch of a blueprint for the revitalisation of the Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht in south Kerry. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan/NO REPRO /FREE PIC

It’s claimed the success of an Irish language plan in South Kerry depends on maintaining the population.

The Minister for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sean Kyne, visited the county yesterday to promote two language plans.

The minister launched the public advisory process of the Tralee Language Plan yesterday afternoon and then travelled to Ballinskelligs to launch the Irish Language Plan for the Gaeltacht of South Kerry.

He says promotion of the Irish language depends on its implementation in the local primary schools.

Minster Kyne adds that the benefits of working and living in South Kerry could attract people back into the area.