Derry Irish group pick up prestigious award

Derry Irish language group Cumann Gaelach Chnoc na Rós has scooped a prestigious award for its cross border work.

The group picked up the Iontaobhas Ultach (Ulster Trust) award from awarding body, Glór na nGael, which hands out a total of £150,000 to Irish language organisations accross Irelandeach year.

This year’s winners were announced on Raidio na Gaeltachta on Friday afternoon.

Cumann Gaelach Chnoc na Rós won the award for its crossborder activites which involves working with schools from Derry and Donegal, as well as taking groups of students from Derry on trips to the Donegal gaeltacht.

The Derry group is no stranger to winning Glór na nGael awards, haveing previously landed accolades for its promotion of the fainne badge worn by Irish speakers as a symbol of proficiency.

The group is also involved in cross community work throughout the north west and runs Irish language classes for children and adults every Tuesday evening in St Anne’s Primary School, Rosemount.