Gael Linn was founded in 1953 and has been known since then as an entrepreneurial organisation. The main aim of the organisation is to foster and promote the Irish language and its heritage throughout Ireland as a living language and as an expression of identity.

Gael Linn continues to implement its entrepreneurial philosophy through the broad range of activities and projects which it engages in from year to year. The Gael Linn programme can be divided into three broad categories; education, language promotional schemes and business.

Gael Linn has been designated by Foras na Gaeilge as one of six lead organisations in the voluntary sector. In that context, our areas of responsibility are: the teaching of Irish as a school subject and in adult education, and the creation of opportunities for school pupils to use Irish.