TRALEE businesses are in with a chance of winning a cash prize if they enter a competition where they use Irish in their window display.
Kerry County Council’s Irish language officer is hoping businesses in Tralee will enter this year’s An Fuinneog is Gaelaí competition ahead of St Patrick’s Day.
Kerry County Council is inviting participation in the competition, which carries a prize fund of €1,000 and is being run in conjunction with Conradh na Gaeilge, Fóram Gaeilge Chiarraí and the business community in each of the four municipal districts.
Businesses are invited to use some Irish in their window displays, take a photograph and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All windows will feature on the council’s website and the best window displays win a cash prize.
Kerry County Council Irish language officer Roibeárd Ó hEartáin said when he first came to Tralee 20 years ago, the excellent use of Irish in window displays in Tralee caught his eye and inspired him to create this initative.
Last year businesses in Listowel, Killarney, West Kerry and South Kerry entered the competition but sadly none from Tralee.
Roibeárd is hopeful Tralee businesses will this year enter ‘An Fuinneog is Gaelaí’ – they have until March 14th to do so.