An Gaeláras is the north west's leading Irish language, arts and cultural organisation, delivering a range of cultural initiatives, with the objective of promoting Irish Language and Culture.
They provide language, music and dance classes and courses, they have an extensive annual events programme and they were central to organising festivals such as the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2013, and the Pan-Celtic Festivals 2014 and 2015.
The Fleadh brought 320,000 visitors to our city and an income of £42m over 8 days.
They are based in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Ireland's first purpose-built Irish language, culture and arts centre, built at a cost of £4.6m and opened in 2009.
They have recently restored a derelict listed building next door to us, the Church Manse, and opened it, in partnership with UU Magee, as an Academy of Traditional Music.
They are the working with Derry and Strabane District Council, DSD, DCAL, NIEA, Ilex, the University of Ulster and NITB to regenerate this part of the city as a Cultural Quarter. They also provide youth club facilities and activities for young Irish speakers and teach Irish classes to over 1600 children in 16 English-medium primary schools in Derry.