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Who Wants a Free [yes free!] T-shirt ?

blog.doneganlandscapig.comFancy a limited edition Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd Tshirt. Free. On the front it says ‘I bhfad cunn cinn’ as gaeilge/ irish for head and shoulders above & on the back [see the picture left] its simply the web address. I used this to launch our website when it went fully accessible and bi-lingual last year.

To get one – all you gotta do is give blog.doneganlandscaping.com our new blog address a new slogan. Easy peasy!

There are only eight [i lost one and gave one away]

clinton? obama??! vote donegan for barr 50

 last year Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd joined Barr 50. To those of you who aren’t familiar it’s basically a top 50 of those ‘who have pioneered a business as Gaeilge’ [through Irish]. Some found it difficult to appreciate why a company would spend time and effort to this when the business is horticulture?

Honestly? some time ago coment was made after building a sensory gardens; and whilst the pictures appeared on the website, they could not be seen by all – particularly those with difficulties of sight. Fair point. So our web became the first horticultural realted site to become fully accessible in Ireland.

Next comment – it was not fully accessible to all of us Irish. Quite true; it is Ireland we live in and some chose to speak solely true Irish [ieg Connemara – a little Quebec of sorts but without any englsh speaking]. So we did the website ‘as Gaeilge’ and again became the first horticultural related company to do so. I think thats fair enough! and then we went a little further where we felt possible. I suppose it is about making an effort through business and respecting all who make this island what it is.

Whilst the points above did kick our arses into considering others [one that was deserved most probably] It was Aido [of Segala fame] who turned off my computer screen and told me to read my own website that really put it in context. Was it a worthwhile investment to so? no. Was it worthwhile and responsible of us to do so? 110%.

In my opinion speaking Irish is pretty cool. I ain’t no ‘Gaeilgór’ [so I’m told!] ach beider nach bhfuil mo gaeilge ceart go lóir, i mo thuraim! Any how we need your vote – and if you think we deserve it please click here to nominate us [or email connlaog[at]nuacht.com /visit www.nuacht.com for further info] for retaining our spot within the top 50.

Slán, beannacht agus go raibh míle maith agat. Peadar.

want to do something really irish?

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 Lá Nua did an article on our company recently. As a result, I got a great email from Eoin O’ Riain in Galway who says:

Molaim sibh as an suíomh álainn – tá nasc curtha chugaibh agam ar an leathanach

http://anghaeltacht.net/gno/index.html Níl mórán seans go ndéanfaimís gnó le chéile.

This hasn’t got so much anything to do with horticulture, as such, but it always nice to get great feedback and know that the extra effort made by the good people of my office is appreciated.

Eoins hompage is really worth a look.

Go raibh míle maith agat [agus Eoin]. Slán go foill, Peadar

Donegan Landscaping Ltd joins Barr 50

barr 50 award

barr 50 award

At The Four Seasons Hotel on June 1st 2007, in conjunction with Price Waterhouse Cooper and Forais na Gaeilge Peter Donegan MI Hort and Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd joined Barr 50, the top 50 companies to operate through the Irish language.

The awards recognize those who have made efforts in their industry to use the Irish language to improve their business.

After making the website bilingual, initially, the company has slowly adjusted selections of his companies operations ‘as gaeilge’ and bilingual.

On receiving the award Peter Donegan noted, ‘We didn’t do anything catastrophic, we just made an effort through Irish. It is hoped that our customers will applaud this award and that our future efforts with Forais na Gaeilge will prove as successful.’

Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd is the first horticultural related company to join the elite top fifty.

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