Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil lenár gcustaiméirí uilig as an tacaíocht a thugann siad do TACA agus a dhéanann cinnte go bhfuil na hacmhainní againn leis an earnáil Ghaeilge a neartú.
I wish to thank all our customers for their loyal support for TACA over the recent years. TACA is the Irish word for Support and it is a practical and effective way to demonstrate support for work being done to promote the Irish language. All of the money raised by TACA goes to support Irish medium schools.
The main ways TACA raises money is through
* Collection Boxes – which are in many businesses throughout Belfast
* Scratch Cards – that are sold from door-to-door in Belfast
* A Subscription Scheme – that allows people to donate money in a tax-efficient manner.
* Gaelic Telecom – a partnership with the phone company that raises money for TACA
TACA is an important link in enabling those of us who want to do something to support the Irish language to be able to do so. Every bit of loose change put in the collection boxes and every scratch card sold is helping to build the infrastructure that will enable the Irish language to survive and prosper in the 21st Century.
If your local shop or pub does not display a TACA box ask the manager why not. Then contact us and we will ask them to give their customers their chance to support the language.
The main idea behind TACA and, indeed, behind the success of the Irish language revival has been the idea of self-help. The success in particular of the Irish schools movement has been down to grass-roots engagement and communities wanting to share in and express their own cultural heritage. This desire should be supported by government as of right, but we need to support it ourselves as a community and as an individual.
It is about making choices. If you value the Irish language and see it as being important then you should support TACA.
Séamus Mac Seáin,