Newletter #47: January 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.


The Certificate in Professional Irish: Walter Jayawardene's thoughts on the course

Walter Jayawardene has completed three levels of the Certificate in Professional Irish (An Teastas sa Ghaeilge Ghairmiúil, or TGG, in Irish). He did Level 4 in 2018 and Levels 5 and 6 last year. Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir spoke with him to find out his thoughts on the course.

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Deiseanna Duitse: the best advice offered by the guests

During the ‘Deiseanna Duitse’ series, which was broadcast on Facebook Live last year, Gaelchultúr interviewed various people working in sectors in which a high standard of written Irish is required. In this article, we look at some of the advice they had to offer those who are interested in adding to their language skills, particularly in written Irish.

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Gaelchultúr’s Postgraduate Diploma in Translation: Scholarship and entry process

This autumn, Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr will again be offering the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and a scholarship (i.e. the course without the fees) will be awarded to one student on the programme.

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Tionól Gaeilge UCD to take place again this year

For a fourth year in a row, Gaeltacht UCD (formerly Bord na Gaeilge UCD) will be running a summer school, Tionól Gaeilge, in the university. This school, which is being organised in conjunction with Gaelchultúr, will take place on the Belfield campus between Monday, 29 June and Friday, 3 July.

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Raidió na Life's Station Manager finds the Preparatory Course 'both enjoyable and beneficial'

Muiris Ó Fiannachta, who works as Station Manager of Raidió na Life, did the Intensive Preparatory Course in Written Irish (an Dianchúrsa Ullmhúcháin i gCruinneas na Gaeilge) last autumn with Gaelchultúr. We spoke with him recently to find out what it was like to go back to the classroom.

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Gaelchultúr's evening classes proving very popular at the moment

Last autumn more people than ever attended Gaelchultúr’s evening classes in Dublin. Join us this spring and maybe we’ll beat that record!

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Gaelchultúr’s evening classes: the thoughts of two learners

Gaelchultúr recently launched a series of interviews on Facebook Live to provide information about the company’s evening classes and to focus on the experiences two of our students had whilst learning Irish with us.

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Teaching opportunities with Gaelchultúr

Are you interested in teaching Irish with Gaelchultúr? Then, read on!

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Deal of the month

Our special offer this month is a copy of ‘QuickGuide Irish Grammar’ for free if you purchase any of Gaelchultúr’s publications for adult learners from

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A brand new series has begun this month and we’re focusing on six different works as our Book of the Month between now and June. From translations to newly written works, novels to short stories, we have a compelling mixture of books that will undoubtedly spark debate and contemplation about a wide range of fascinating themes and questions.

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

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Competition winner

Congratulations to Siobhán Ní Mhurchú, winner of the September newsletter competition!

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Link of the month: The Green Book

The ‘Green Book’ contains lots of information that will prove invaluable to those interested in doing work experience in another EU country or those would would like to spend some time working abroad.

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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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