Manx Gaelic is one of six Celtic languages, the others being Irish, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Breton and Cornish. As a result of well-organised community based initiatives coupled with targeted Manx Government support the language has seen an upsurge of interest in and support for it in recent years: Manx is now an option in schools, Mooinjer Veggey run a network of playgroups and nurseries and the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh goes from strength to strength.
The Manx Heritage Foundation recognises the importance of Manx as part of the unique culture of the Island and over the years funding has been made available to support the language. The Foundation has appointed its own language officer (Adrian Cain – Yn Greinneyder) and it is involved in numerous projects to develop the language and make more resources available.
We hope this web site will go some way to raising the profile of Manx Gaelic and in generating further interest and support for the language. In conjunction with this the Manx Language Officer is in the process of establishing a new adult learning programme. For information about this, subscribing to the e-mail list for those interested in the latest Manx Gaelic news, or for suggestions on future additions to the website then please contact Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Officer, for the Manx Heritage Foundation at greinneyder(at)mhf.org.im.
Manx Gaelic is one of the Island's most important cultural assets, is an Island success story and something we all can take great pride in.
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