Newsletter #4: October 2010


Beatha agus sláinte! Gaelchultúr would like to welcome you to the fourth edition of the company’s newsletter. We hope you enjoy it!


Launch of Gaeilge gan Stró! - Lower Intermediate Level

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, TD, will launch Gaelchultúr’s new multimedia language course, Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Level by Éamonn Ó Dónaill, at 3.30 p.m., Friday, 5 November 2010 in Foras na Gaeilge, Merrion Square.

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Position available in Gaelchultúr

There is a position available in Gaelchultúr for a person who has a high level of competency in both spoken and written Irish, as well as experience of teaching the language.

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Online courses for primary school teachers

Gaelchultúr has been organising online summer courses for primary school teachers for two years now. Because of the great demand for these courses during the summer months, we have decided to offer them throughout the school year as well.

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Preparatory Course and Higher Diplomas being offered by King's Inns

From early 2011 King’s Inns will offer advanced part-time courses to enable participants to apply for vacancies for Irish-speaking legal translators and lawyer-linguists in European Union Institutions.

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Video interviews on

An interactive version of the language course recently published by Gaelchultúr, Gaeilge gan Stró! – Lower Intermediate Level by Éamonn Ó Dónaill, is available on the company’s e-learning website, The online version contains some extra material, including video interviews with fluent Irish speakers, the text of those interviews and translations into English.

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Oireachtas na Samhna

Oireachtas na Samhna will be held in Killarney, Co. Kerry, this year for the first time since 1918.

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Three copies of the grammar book Gramadach gan Stró! to be won.

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September competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of the September competition!

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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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Link of the month

Recordings of native Irish speakers made in various parts of Ireland between 1928 and 1931 are now available on the Royal Irish Academy website The Doegen Records Web Project.

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Technology tip of the month

Freagra is a helpline for everyone who uses Irish. Freagra can be accessed by phone, by text or by email. A quick response to questions relating to every aspect of Irish is promised.

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