Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has congratulated Gael-Phobal Strabane for winning the overall prize at annual All Ireland Glór na nGael awards held in Kildare at the weekend.
Gael-Phobal Strabane is a community based organisation that promotes the Irish language in the Strabane area.
Offering her congratulations to Gael-Phobal Strabane, Carál Ní Chuilín said: “This is a tremendous achievement for the Irish language community in Strabane who through all their activities promoting the Irish language through schools, with young people and families are fully deserving of this prestigious honour.
“Is bua iontach í seo do Ghaeil Phobal an tSrath Bán agus tá sé go hiomlán tuillte acu mar bíonn siad ag cur an teanga Ghaelach chun cinn sna scoileanna agus trí gníomhaíochtaí éagsúla a dhéanamh le daoine óga agus a dteaghlaigh
“It demonstrates that once again our cultural offering not only competes but wins at the highest level. Well done Strabane.
Léiríonn sé arís go mbíonn cultúr s'againne ag baint ag an léibheal is airde. Maith sibh an tSrath Bán.”
The Minister also congratulated Conradh na Gaeilge, Bóirche Iochtar in County Down and Cumann Cultúrtha an Phobail, Belfast for winning the Ulach Trust prize and Glór na Móna in Belfast for winning the Association of Irish medium primary schools prize and An Cumann Gaelach at Queens University for winning the cross border prize at the annual awards.