Abair.ie is a text-to-speech system for Irish being developed by the Phonetics and Speech Laboratory, part of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College, Dublin. Words and sentences typed into the text box on the website’s home page are converted to a sound file. Available only in Donegal Irish initially.
Address: Phonetics and Speech Laboratory, Room 4091, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 896 1348
Fax: (01) 896 2941
Abhus.com - Acmhainn Náisiúnta Ealaíne
Unfortunately no longer available, Acmhainn Náisiúnta Ealaíne was an online encyclopaedia, covering a vast range of topics such as Irish art, world art, architecture, pottery, sculpture, and much more. It was aimed at artists, art teachers, students and the public in general.
Address: Acmhainn Náisiúnta Ealaíne, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
Cultural centre where Irish language classes, music classes and other activities are held.
Address: Watery Lane, Orchard Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Phone: (01) 457 4847
Fax: (01) 457 4117
This website is a gateway to the BBC’s Irish language material. You can browse articles containing text, video and audio, or choose to watch video clips or listen to audio clips, all of which can be browsed by category. Some of the material on the site is available only in Northern Ireland and Britain.
Beo! was a monthly online magazine published by Oideas Gael and containing a wide range of articles, each accompanied by an extensive glossary. Though publication has ceased, the back catalogue is still available online
Irish language grammar checker from technology services company Cruinneog.
Address: Cruinneog, 21 Ascaill Oilibhear Pluincéad, Feirm Bhaile na Manach, Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath
Conamara-based book publisher which also releases music and song CDs.
Address: Indreabhán, Conamara, Contae na Gaillimhe
Phone: (091) 593 307
Fax: (091) 593 362
Cló Mhaigh Eo
Publisher of books in Irish for children and young people as well as a series of acclaimed Irish graphic novels.
Address: Colmán & Mairéad Ó Raghallaigh, Droimnín, Clár Chlainne Mhuiris, Contae Mhaigh Eo
Phone: (094) 937 1744
Fax: (094) 937 1744
Club Chonradh na Gaeilge
Irish language social club, situated in the basement of Conradh na Gaeilge’s building in the centre of Dublin.
Address: 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 475 1480
The ClubLeabhar.com project, which is managed by Gaelchultúr, aims to encourage people in Ireland and abroad to read Irish language books. A new book is discussed each month and club members have an opportunity to discuss this book in the website’s forum. Members have access to English translations of the most difficult words and phrases in the books being discussed, which makes reading them a lot easier. There is no membership fee.
Address: 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 484 5220
An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta was founded under the provisions of Article 31 of the Education Act of 1998 and caters for the educational needs of Gaeltacht schools and of Gaelscoileanna (Irish language schools). Its role relates to both primary and post-primary education and the three main areas of work are:
• the provision of teaching resourcesAddress: 23 Windsor Place, Dublin 2, DO2 RU80.
• the provision of support services
Comhar is a monthly arts, literature, and current affairs magazine. The first issue was printed in 1942. Comhar is a forum for the very best in current affairs analysis, creative writing, and reviews.
Address:47 Sráid Harrington, Baile Átha Cliath 8.
An Coimisiún Eorpach
The European Commission’s Irish site has links to a range of resources, including Graiméar Gaeilge na mBráithre Críostaí and An Caighdeán Oifigiúil Athbhreithnithe.
Cois Life Teo
Publisher of works of literature and research in the Irish language. Also publishes books for learners of the language, books for young people, scripts, fiction, poetry and academic monographs.
Address: 204 DMG House, Deansgrange Business Park, Deansgrange, Co. Dublin.
Phone: (01) 219 0223
Fax: (01) 280 7951
Irish language publisher of novels, short story collections, poetry, folklore, plays, history books and books for teenagers.
Address: Tig Bhríde, 91 Bóthar Bhinn Éadair, Páirc na bhFianna, Binn Éadair, Baile Átha Cliath 13
Phone: (01) 832 2509
Fax: (01) 832 0131
Coláiste na bhFiann
Coláiste na bhFiann, founded in the early Seventies, is Ireland’s longest established organiser of Irish language courses for young people. It aims to teach them to speak Irish in a welcoming environment that encourages a positive attitude towards the language.
Address: Coláiste na bhFiann, Droim Rí, Contae na Mí
Phone: (01) 825 9342
Fax: (01) 824 0523
Coláiste na Rinne
Coláiste na Rinne was established in 1905 and officially recognised in 1907 as an Irish language summer school. It’s precursor was informally established by popular demand in 1903 when visitors to the area, largely from Dublin, displayed an interest in learning Irish. Pádraig Ó Cadhla, an organiser for Conradh na Gaeilge secured a grant to establish summer classes in 1903 and from there the teaching of Irish in Gaeltacht na nDéise began and has flourished ever since.
Today Coláiste na Rinne offers a wide range of classes and cultural experiences to learners and visitors of all ages, from all over the world. It is renowned for its boarding school for 10 to 12 year old pupils, its summer schools for 12 to 19 years old students and its 25 acre campus offering a wide variety of facilities to groups and organisations which promote and cherish the Irish language.
Address: Coláiste na Rinne, Rinn Ó gCuanach, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Colmcille is a partnership programme between Foras na Gaeilge and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, promoting the use of Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic in Ireland and Scotland, and between the two countries.
Address: Foras na Gaeilge, West Gate House, 2–6 Queen Street, Belfast BT1 6ED
Phone: (028) 9089 0983
Comharchumann Ráth Chairn
This cooperative is based in the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht in County Meath and its website contains the latest local news and information about Irish language courses and cultural holidays in the area.
Address: An Stiúrthóir, Áras Uí Ghrámhnaigh, Ráth Chairn, Baile Átha Buí, Contae na Mí
Phone: (046) 943 2068
Fax: (046) 943 2381
This organisation was founded in 1993 to support parents who want to speak Irish with their children. Comhluadar offers information and advice to parents and seeks to forge friendships between parents and between children who speak Irish at home.
Address: 19 Br. na Faiche, Blackrock, Dublin
Phone: (01) 288 5894
Concos (Comhchoiste na gColáistí Samhraidh)
Comhchoiste na gColáistí Samhraidh (Concos) is a federation of dozens of Irish Summer Colleges, both inside and outside the main Gaeltachtaí. Summer course information for each coláiste (Irish college) is provided by Concos.
Address: Teeranea, Lettermore, Galway
Phone: (091) 577050
Conradh na Gaeilge
Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League), established on 31 July 1893, is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community and promotes the language throughout the whole of Ireland and around the world. The organisation runs Irish language classes for adults and its headquarters in Dublin house a bookshop and social club.
Address: 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 475 7401
Fax: (01) 475 7844
Corpas Comhthreomhar Gaeilge - Béarla
The corpus is a searchable collection of various different Irish texts and websites, e.g. Acts of the Oireachtas 1922‑1998, focal.ie, yearly reports, The Bible. Some of the sources are more reliable than others and this is worth keeping in mind when searching for a term.
Corpas Comhthreomhar gaois.ie
The parallel corpus, which is part of the gaois.ie website, consists of a search engine that allows the user to search an aligned parallel corpus of legislative texts. The corpus contains circa 9 million words, 4.5 million in Irish and 4.5 million in English. Terms/phrases can be searched in English or in Irish and a list will be generated of each segment in the corpus in which this term or phrase is to be found. The user can then view this list of segments side by side with their equivalent segments in the other language.
Technology services company which produced the GaelSpell Irish language spelling checker and the Ceart grammar checker.
Address: 21 Ascaill Oilibhear Pluincéad, Feirm Bhaile na Manach, Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich
This west Belfast based cultural centre contains space for artistic and theatrical expression, a café, a tourist information office, a community radio and the north’s largest dedicated Irish language and media book and gift shop.
Address: 216 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AH
Phone: (028) 9096 4180
Fax: (028) 9096 4189