The winners of this year’s Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh will be announced by Minister of State Joe McHugh at a special awards ceremony tomorrow evening, Thursday 12 May, at 6.30pm in the Westwood Hotel.
Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, Galway’s Bilingual business award, is organised by Gaillimh le Gaeilge with support from Galway Chamber. The Gradam both recognises and rewards businesses and organisations in Galway that use and promote the Irish language in the city. It is also a salute to Galway businesses for their outstanding contribution to Galway City’s bilingual status.
This year’s Gearrliosta features a wide variety of businesses who have all embraced bilingualism into their business. The twelve businesses and organisations shortlisted for Gradam 2016 include:
– In the Retail category, sponsored by Galway Bay FM, the finalists are: Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Eyre Square Shopping Centre and Faherty Paints.
– In the Tourism & Hospitality category, sponsored by Fáilte Ireland, the finalists are: Brasserie on the Corner, Clayton Hotel Galway, Péarla na Mara and The Connacht Hotel.
– In the Services category, sponsored by Snap Galway, the finalists are: C-SideSounds, Newcastle Medical Centre and Top Oil.
– In the Other Companies category, sponsored by Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, the finalists are: Galway Technology Centre and OLYART.