Leinster Leader 15 Samhain
More than 30 businesses based in Naas and Sallins are participating in Cill Dara na Gaeilge – an initiative which promotes business development through Irish.
It started locally in March 2015, providing a support service to businesses wishing to encourage their customers to use the Irish language.
Businesses recently recognised bu the Cill Dara na Gaeilge team are Alice’s Restaurant, Mary Keating Dental Surgery, O’Reilly’s Pharmacy and K-Bowl as well as The Flower House and Café Grange, both in Sallins.
Siobháin Grogan, Cathaoirleach of CD na G, praised all the participants and singled out the aforementioned enterprises for their commitment to the scheme and their willingness to use Irish.
“More and more businesses are recognising that by providing opportunities for customers to use Irish, they can improve their customer experience, differentiate their brand and improve customer loyalty. The feedback from the scheme is that businesses have had very positive engagement and that using Irish in the workplace has been fun,” said Ms. Grogan.
She said that many people lack confidence but it’s as easy as saying “go raibh maith agat” or “slán go fóill”.
Anne Marie Kearney, manager of K-Bowl, said the scheme encourages the integration of Irish into their business.
Anybody interested is invited to a workshop at the Town House Hotel on November 23. For more information, call 087-2249756