The Gaeltacht - An Rinn, Ring
The Ring Gaeltacht overlooks the Dungarvan Harbour, approximately 6 miles
from the Dungarvan itself.
beautiful peninsula west of Dungarvan is home to a language which is found
in pockets of rural Ireland, mainly along the south and west coast.
The generic name for such areas is The Gaeltacht. This name is given to parts of Ireland where the Irish language (Gaelic) is the principal, everyday language in the community. The ethos of the Gaeltacht is "distinct and different" because of the living language.
Ceann de na gaeltachtaí is lú in Eire is ea An Rinn. Tá sé lan le cheoil agus tradisiún, go mor sna tithe taibhrne. Mar tá craic, ceol agus an fíor cultúr gaelach á teastail, seo é and ait duit.
To visit the Gaeltacht is to experience a unique culture while enjoying the many crafts, restaurants, pubs and outdoor facilities which the area has to offer. The love of Irish music, song, dance and language is infectuous in Ring.
Accommodation in the Gaeltacht
The signposting, shop names and the business and pleasures of the community are conducted through Gaelic, a language which came with the migration westwards of the Celts from central Europe over 3,000 years ago.
For walkers and bird watchers Ring and Old Parish are hideaways of clifftop trails, unspoiled beaches, rolling hills and leafy glens.
Further out on the penninsula is Helvick Head, famous for
its angling, attractive scenery and several sandy beaches.
Criostal na Rinne is hand-cut in Baile na nGall.
Ring College Irish Language Primary, Boarding and Summer Schools
Other gaeltacht areas are located mainly along the Western
and South-Western seaboards. They include coastal and inland areas of
Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Cork and a small part of County Meath.
The Gaeltacht off-shore islands are Tory and Aranmore
(Donegal), Achill (Mayo), the three Aran Islands of Inis Mór, Inis
Meain and Inis Oirr (Galway) and Cape Clear Island (Cork).