The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides support to Irish Studies programmes at universities worldwide, while the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is supporting the development of Irish language courses in third-level institutions overseas.
Irish Studies, Celtic Studies and Irish language programmes are being provided at third-level institutions in North America, Europe and further afield.
Support towards Irish language initiatives abroad has been provided to Glór na nGael through the Emigrant Support Programme since 2007. Glór na nGael runs the Global Gaeilge scheme which supports international Irish language initiatives.
Significant Emigrant Support Programme funding has also been provided to Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann since 2005 towards its activities in Britain and the US, which include fostering and promotion of the Irish language.