Irish Language and Gaeltacht

Irish Language and Gaeltacht

This section details the Irish language resources available online.

Meitheal Dú

Dú are inviting users of the site to transcribe, on a voluntary basis, the stories that were collected as part of the Schools’ Collection.  Dú hopes that this work will increase community participation in the project and make the material more accessible.

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Fáilte Ar Líne

Fáilte Online provides online courses in Irish language and culture for ab initio learners from across the globe.

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Meitheal are inviting the public to enter Irish and English names, as well as other data, regarding minor placenames on this website.  This is an opportunity for people to preserve and share the minor placenames in their native areas.

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Míle Glór –

Trinity College are working on speech recognition for Irish (think, for example, of Alexa).  To achieve this they need as many recordings as possible.  It would be of great help to them if you could record a couple of sentences.

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Cartlann an Oireachtais

A collection of recordings of seanós singing from TG4 and An tOireachtas.

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Comórtais Liteartha an Oireachtais

An tOireachtas's literary competition includes 23 different competitions this year - 15 directed at adult writers and 8 directed at young writers.  The syllabus covers a broad range of genres, including; novels, short stories, fiction for adult learners, prose, poetry, drama and more.

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Local Development organisations in the Gaeltacht

Local organisations are providing a range of supports in their communities - shopping deliveries, meals on wheels, email/WhatsApp groups, prescription deliveries, gteic (digital hubs) spaces.

TG4 Player

Irish language programming, available all over the world.

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BLOC & Molscéal

Social media channels. Content for young people, aged 15-25 is available on BLOC. Molscéal publishes online content covering current affairs, communities, lifestyle, culture, and so on.

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Edcite as Gaeilge

Edcite As Gaeilge is an initiative to share a bank of Irish digital resources with teachers.  This initiative has developed 200+ digital tasks that can be used in the classroom as well as two translated educational platforms: and PhET science simulations into Irish.  All materials are free and available for primary and secondary teachers to use in their classrooms.

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Videos and lessons for Irish language learners.  During the school term, video clips featuring from Nuacht TG4’s bulletins are uploaded on the platform, along with Irish language lessons based on the news reports.

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Séideán Sí – An Gúm

A collection of digital resources and activities is available on the site.  The course compliments the primary curriculum – Irish language. It is based on the communicative approach and combines four skills – speech, listening, reading and writing.

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Corpas Stairiúil na Gaeilge and Historical Irish Corpus

You can search here for words and phrases in a range of over 3000 texts published in Irish between 1600 and 1926.  Search results can be selected and words and phrases can be read in the context in which they were originally written.

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Siamsán sa mBaile

Tuismitheoirí na Gaeltachta, in cooperation with, are providing daily Irish language activities for families who are out of school.

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You can search online through the resources known to COGG (An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíocht).

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Seó Bóthair Chonradh na Gaeilge

The Seó Bóthair roadshow is an interactive workshop which makes use of games, discussion and debates to promote the Irish language in a positive way.  We discuss where Irish can be used and discuss their language rights.  Conradh na Gaeilge are developing an online interactive seminar for the weeks ahead, available free.

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TG4 Foghlaim

An audiovisual educational tool developed for Irish language learners of all levels to help develop their language skills.  Lessons are based on video clips from TG4's programming, and are based on topics included in the Leaving Cert syllabus.  Available free online.

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Online resources available to parents/teachers.  Weekly programme providing daily content via social media.

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Gael Linn

Conversation circle on the phone.  Digital versions of their publications available online.

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