'Wicklow as Gaeilge' - A view of Wicklow Town though Irish.
Believe it or not, the Irish language is scattered all over Wicklow Town; it appears on road signs, historical sites and landmarks, shops or other buildings. We invite you to help us to document this often overlooked aspect of our town’s heritage.
We hope that taking the time to notice the use of Irish all around us will help us connect with it as a form of our Irish identity, and will allow for a deeper connection with our Irish cultural heritage. We hope also that this project will demonstrate that the Irish language has a much more prominent place in Wicklow Town than previously realised.
To participate simply send us your photographs showing examples of the Irish language in Wicklow town today or indeed in times past. A selection of submissions received will be archived on this site and those received by 7th August will be displayed as an online exhibition for Heritage Week 2020. To submit click on the ‘contribute‘ button or alternatively e mail your image as a jpeg to email@example.com with ‘Wicklow as Gaeilge‘ in the subject line.
This project aims to take a different perspective on our town, one that delves into our rich Irish language cultural heritage and allows us to take a gaelicized view of our garden county town. This is an initiative of Cainteoirí Chill Mhantáin, a voluntary Irish language group based in Wicklow town whose aim is to promote the language through community classes and Irish language events.