Newsletter #49 July 2020


You’re welcome to this month’s edition of Gaelchultúr’s newsletter!


Postgraduate Diploma in Translation being offered again this autunm - despite the pandemic

Covid-19 has disrupted all aspects of life, including education, but because of Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr’s many years of experience of online teaching, the institute will be able to offer the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation again this autumn – despite the restrictions that are in place throughout the country.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation: interview with a former student

Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr has been offering the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation since 2013 and the course will be available again this year, from September. Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir spoke to a former student, Ian Mac Murchaidh, who now works as a translator in the European Commission, to find out how the course benefitted him.

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Deiseanna Duitse: new series of live online interviews to commence shortly

Gaelchultúr will be beginning the second series of interviews on Facebook Live called ‘Deiseanna Duitse’ in the coming weeks.

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Online EPV Courses: A great opportunity for primary school teachers to improve their Irish

The summer is here again and thousands of primary school teachers throughout the country are searching for a worthwhile EPV course. If you’re interested in improving your Irish language skills and getting practical ideas on how to teach Irish in a fun way, then we have a suitable course for you.

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Online EPV Courses: Interview with Aogán Ó Loingsigh

Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir spoke to Aogán Ó Loingsigh, a primary school teacher who has undertaken various EPV courses on, to find out what he thought of those courses.

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Get to know our teachers: Ruth Nic Giolla Iasachta

Due to the pandemic, Gaelchultúr ran its summer Irish course online rather than in the classroom and, as people all over the world were able to attend the classes, the number of learners increased significantly. However, it was not just the learners who benefitted from this new model of course delivery: it also benefitted the teachers, as this article by one of Gaelchultúr’s teaching staff, Ruth Nic Giolla Iasachta, shows.

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10 reasons why it's worth undertaking a course on

Are you thinking of doing an online Irish course this summer? To make that decision easier for you, we have put together a list of all the advantages of doing a course on our e-learning platform,

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We are delighted to announce that is operating again after being temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Live online classes recommencing in the autumn

Gaelchultúr’s live online classes, which were offered for the first time in the spring, have been extremely popular. The next term of online classes will begin in September so, no matter where you are in the world or what level of Irish you have, now is your chance to do a class with us and to improve your Irish.

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Song of the month: Táimse im’ chodladh

“Song of the month” aims to encourage the readers of this newsletter to learn songs in Irish and sing them themselves.

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Deal of the Month

Our special offer this month is a discount code for our online evening classes this autumn.

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A free subscription to a course on is the prize in this month’s Newsletter competition.

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Winner of the competition

Congratulations to Joe Ó Flatharta, winner of the April newsletter competition!

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Link of the Month: Le Ceangal

In this new online series, we follow the story of a young couple as they try to sustain their newly-formed relationship and adapt to life during the lockdown. The eight short episodes are presented in the form of Zoom calls between the two lead characters and the acting is brilliant in every episode. There is both humour and sadness in this realistic depiction of love in the age of technology and it is well worth watching!

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Culture Night with Gaelchultúr

Culture Night will be a little different this year with many events being offered online for the first time. This year, as part of Culture Night, Gaelchultúr is organising a free event called A Taste of Irish to give those interested in taking an Irish course with us this autumn an opportunity to try a sample class. Read on to find out how you can take part.

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Important dates

A list of important dates relating to events being run by Gaelchultúr and by other organisations.

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