Junior Gaeltacht Minister Sean Kyne has invited groups in The Rosses to begin the language planning process that could determine their future status.
Groups have two months from today to submit expressions of interest, with the successful organisation working with Udaras na Gaeltachta to prepare a language plan.
They will then have 7 years to implement the plans, with regular reviews being undertaken.
The process is already underway in other Gaeltacht areas in Donegal.
Udaras na Gaeltachta Board Member John Curran says it's an important initiative.........