Newsletter #41: March 2018


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 course going from strength to strength

Last year was another excellent twelve months for the Certificate in Professional Irish, Gaelchultúr’s course for public sector employees interested in improving their spoken Irish skills. The course, which is recognised by QQI, celebrated five years in existence and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD was one of several hundred students to be awarded the certificate during the year.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Translation: Interviews with former students

Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir recently spoke to Róisín Ní Bhaoill and Eoghan Mac Gearailt, two former students of the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation, to find out why they undertook the course and how it has benefited them in their working lives.

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Bord na Gaeilge UCD’s summer school to take place again this year

Because its inaugural summer school last year was such a success, Bord na Gaeilge UCD has decided to run Tionól Gaeilge again this year. This school, which will again be organised by the Bord in conjunction with Gaelchultúr, will take place on the Belfield campus at the beginning of July and it will again feature a mixture of language classes, lectures and social events.

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Get to know our teachers 10: Muireann Ní Cheannabháin

In this series, we give our readers a chance to get to know a little bit about the teachers on Gaelchultúr’s Irish language courses. Dublin native Muireann Ní Cheannabháin is the teacher we’d like to introduce to you this month.

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Deal of the month

Buy two of Gaelchultúr’s publications and get QuickGuide Irish Grammar for free!

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Nuachtlitir Ghaelchultúir recently spoke to Pól Mac Uistin, who set up a book club in Paris that follows the series.

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Four ways to celebrate the Irish language with Gaelchultúr on St Patrick’s Day!

On St Patrick’s Day Irish culture is celebrated all over the world. We believe the best way to do this is to speak the Irish language in everyday life, and we have some suggestions in this article as to how you can do that!

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A taste of the Irish language events taking place during Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018 is well underway now, and despite a few events being postponed recently due to the bad weather, the Irish speakers still have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the language between now and Saint Patrick’s Day.

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Amhrán na míosa: An Cailín Rua (The Red-haired Girl)

“Song of the month” aims to encourage the readers of this newsletter to learn songs in Irish and sing them themselves.

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This month’s readers have the chance to win a year’s subscription to one of our courses on!

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Winner of the competition

Congratulations to our September competition winner!

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Link of the month: GradIreland - Do ghairm le Gaeilge

This month’s link will interest those who would like to have an opportunity to work through Irish.

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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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