Intensive Course in Written Irish
(September - December 2012)
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Course starts 22 September 2012
Course ends 8 December 2012
When Saturday: 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Sessions 4
Price €450
Level -
Location Dublin - Gaelchultúr
Course details
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Since Irish became an official and working language of the European Union and since the enactment of the Official Languages Act 2003, new employment opportunities have emerged for Irish speakers who have a high level of competence in the language. Many people who speak fluent Irish have never had an opportunity to learn the grammar of the language properly or to add to their writing skills. Gaelchultúr is running an intensive preparatory course in written Irish (‘Dianchúrsa ullmhúcháin i gCruinneas na Gaeilge’) to help address this problem. The initiative is being funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Who should attend the course?

This part-time course is aimed at those who wish to apply for a post-graduate course in Irish - an MA in translation, for example - but who feel that they don’t have the required standard in the language. It will also suit those working through the medium of Irish on a daily basis - journalists, civil servants and translators, for example - who wish to improve their written skills and grammar.

What is covered in the course?

The course will focus on grammatical accuracy, writing style and translation skills. There will also be an emphasis on the technological resources available in Irish, including those that are online.


Most of the course will be conducted online but classroom sessions will be organised on four Saturdays during the course.

The Saturday sessions will take place at the following times: 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 - 4.30 p.m. It is not compulsory to attend the classroom sessions, however participation is highly recommended. e-learning accounts for participants will be created on Gaelchultúr’s e-learning site,, where participants will have an opportunity to undertake interactive lessons and receive instant feedback. A forum on will also be provided where participants can discuss the course with their tutor. Students will have a two-hour exam on grammar and translation at the end of the course. This final exam will also act as an entrance exam for Gaelchultúr’s course in translation, which will be starting in the near future.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those who achieve a score of at least 80% in Gaelchultúr’s Online Irish Test. To take this test now, please click here.


The intensive preparatory course will cost €450. Applicants must pay in full before the start of the course

More information

Further information about the intensive preparatory course is available from Gaelchultúr:

(01) 484 5220 |


Saturday, 22 September 2012

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Final exam (optional)

Saturday, 8 December 2012

11 Clare Street,
Dublin 2

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