Saturday 22 October 2016

Gael force: Snapchat to introduce geofilters in Irish for every county in Ireland

Catherine Devine

Published 03/08/2016 | 11:40

Irish Snapchat users will soon be able to create geofilters in Irish for every county in Ireland.

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Conradh na Gaeilge announced ‘Gaelsnap’ where the best filters will be chosen to represent each county.

Aodhán Ó Deá, Director of Development with Conradh na Gaeilge said: “We here in Conradh na Gaeilge are extremely excited to launch this initiative after first suggesting the idea to Snapchat only a few weeks ago.

“It is clear that Irish people love using Snapchat - per capita we use it more than any other country - so why not celebrate our place names as Gaeilge while taking a selfie.”

Conradh na Gaeilge plans to release the winning filters in September as part of the launch for its new BÚA campaign.

BÚA stands for Bain Úsáid Aisti and promotes ways to speak Irish more frequently in different social settings.

Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Seachtain na Gaeilge and Awareness Campaigns Executive said:

“We want people to don their best artistic hats and design some amazing Snapchat Geofilters as Gaeilge for Conradh na Gaeilge’s Gaelsnap competition. Try to make your Geofilter stand out by including your own original artwork alongside the county name in Irish and whatever you feel makes your county special.”

Conradh na Gaeilge will judge the best applications for all 32 counties and recommends using the county’s colours and/or landmarks to make each county Geofilter unique.

Anybody can enter the Gaelsnap competition by emailing their artwork to before Friday, 19 August 2016.

Further guidelines can be found at

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