One week to Gaelscéal launch
Pól Ó Muirí
The new weekly Irish-language paper, Gaelscéal, will be officially launched next Friday in Dublin and Belfast. Surprisingly, there is no word of a Galway launch which one would have thought sensible given the paper is published in the city and needs to cater for the Conamara Gaeltacht. Also, I would have thought a Cork launch would have been a must, given the strength of the language in the city and the large Irish-speaking student body. No word yet either about website or distribution but will pass details on when they become available. I wrote a while ago that I thought the new paper would have to engage in some serious marketing to announce its arrival. That has not happened and I wonder just how many readers of the Irish-language columns in The Irish Times and The Irish News are excited about the new paper and are getting ready to buy it?