Author: Our Reporter
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By Donncha Ó hÉallaithe
A Conamara-born physiotherapist who returned to home after several years in Australia couldn’t find a place to live in her home place – and spent the summer sleeping in a camper van.
But now Adhna Ní Bhraonáin from Cois Fharraige is fighting back – demanding a change to housing and planning policies to ensure young Gaeltacht people can find a suitable place to live in their own Irish speaking communities.
The initial steps to establish a new lobby group were taken at a public meeting last Sunday; at Adhna’s suggestion, it will be known as Bánú which, on the one hand, means depletion – but Bánú an Lae means the dawning of a bright new day.
Adhna is steeped in the culture of the Gaeltacht, coming from a family renowned for Sean Nós singing.
And after returning from a few years in Australia, she quickly found work in her profession locally – but she couldn’t find suitable accommodation in her own community.
She decided to highlight the difficulties experienced by young people who wish to live in the Gaeltacht – and that led to last Sunday’s public meeting.
Caption: Adhna Ní Bhraonáin…leading a new Gaeltacht housing lobby.
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