Newsletter #48: April 2020


There’s plenty of information in this month’s edition of Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir about events run by the company itself and by other organisations. So, whether you’re looking for a language course or an Irish language hobby, you’ll find all the best advice here.


Excellent employment opportunities available to those with a high standard of Irish

There are great job opportunities available these days for those with a high standard of Irish and postgraduate courses in which the focus is on written language skills – including Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr’s Postgraduate Diploma in Translation – are well worth undertaking.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation: what two former students think of the course

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 Ghaelchultúír spoke to two students who have recently obtained the qualification to find out how the course has benefited them.

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Learning Irish with

Since the launch in May 2008 of Gaelchultúr’s e-learning site,, people from all over the world have used this resource to learn Irish or add to their knowledge of the language - including Shane Wagy from the University of Notre Dame. Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir spoke to him to find out what he thought of the three courses he has done so far on the site.

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10 products to help you teach your children Irish at home

As soon as the restrictions that apply in Ireland are eased and Gaelchultúr’s online shop,, is operating again, you might be interested in ordering some of the Irish language products listed here, especially if you want to help your children improve their language skills.

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Gaelchultúr's live online Irish classes: a great opportunity for learners worldwide

This summer, for the first time ever, Gaelchultúr will be offering Irish classes for adults live online. So, no matter where you are in the world, you can take part!

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A Taste of Irish

Gaelchultúr will be organising sample classes for those who are interested in doing an online Irish course with us this summer. If you would like to have a go at one of these classes and get a taste of our teaching style, read on!

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Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish available completely online this summer

This summer, for the first time ever, Gaelchultúr is offering the Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish entirely online! So, if you would like to perfect your grammar skills without even leaving the house, Gaelchultúr this is the perfect course for you!

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UCD's Tionól Gaeilge summer school to take place online

Rather than cancelling Tionól Gaeilge UCD due to current restrictions, the Irish-language summer school’s organisers, Gaeltacht UCD, have decided to make a shorter version available online, between 29 June and 1 July.

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Get to know our lecturers: Eimear Kennedy

Eimear Kennedy has been working as an Irish language lecturer with Gaelchultúr since August 2019 and teaches on the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and on the Certificate in Professional. Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir spoke with her recently to find out more about her and about her experience working in the Irish language sector.

More information here ... Fun games for the whole family

With so many people stuck at home at the moment, board games and card games have grown in popularity. After the lockdown ends, If you’re interested in trying out the games available in Irish, we have ten great recommendations for you in this article.

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Intensive Preparatory Course for Hibernia's Irish language interviews available online now

Are you thinking of applying for the Professional Masters in Education (Primary) with Hibernia? If so, Gaelchultúr can help you prepare for the Irish language interview!

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The prize on offer this month is a €100 voucher that can be spent on Gaelchultúr’s live online classes this summer!

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Competition winner

Congratulations to Tadhg Delaney, winner of the January newsletter competition!

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Beetroot Falafel Wrap with Tahini Orange Dressing: a delicious store cupboard recipe from MO Food Blog

Many of us have a little extra time to spend in the kitchen right now but fewer opportunities to go out shopping. At times like these it’s worth having recipes that use plenty of store cupboard ingredients. With that in mind Diarmuid Ó Mathúna from MO Food Blog has put together a special recipe for Gaelchultúr’s newsletter readers that is simple, cheap and healthy!

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Link of the month: the Pota Focal spellchecker

It’s essential to use a spellchecker when writing Irish, especially if you use the language regularly in your work. We in Gaelchultúr advise our learners and students to buy and download GaelSpell but there’s also an online version available for those who don’t want to pay for that spellchecker.

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Opportunities for you to be part of the online Irish language community

In this article we have lots of suggestions for those of you who want to become part of the online Irish language community and improve your language skills as well.

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