Daltaí na Gaeilge
Daltaí na Gaeilge, a non-profit Irish language organisation based on the east coast of America, is dedicated to promoting and teaching the language. Daltaí runs immersion programmes throughout the year in New York State, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These programmes offer classes which are suitable for every level of ability, from total beginners to native speakers, and attract learners of all ages. The organisation’s website contains a comprehensive list of language courses and events held in North America, forums, a grammar section, a list of proverbs and much more.
Address: Liam Guidry, 279 Park Avenue, Elberon, NJ 07740, USA
Phone: (732) 571-1988
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
This government department has responsibility for the Irish language and the Gaeltacht.
Address: Dún Aimhirgin, 43–49 Mespil Road, Dublin 4
Phone: (01) 647 3000
Fax: (01) 667 0826
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This university department offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses through Irish, with a focus on business and technology. Fiontar has also been centrally involved in the development of focal.ie, the National Terminology Database for Irish, and of logainm.ie, the Placenames Database of Ireland.
Address: Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Phone: (01) 700 5614
Websites: www.dcu.ie/fiontar and www.fiontar.ie
This Kerry-based technology company produces educational CD-ROMs for children and adults, including the popular karaoke series Amhrán is Fiche.
Address: Aonad 1F, Páirc Ghnó an Daingin, Baile an Mhuilinn, An Daingean, Contae Chiarraí
Phone: (066) 915 2465
Fax: (066) 915 2492
An Foclóir Beag
Online Irish–Irish dictionary which can also be used as a grammar.
Foras na Gaeilge
This cross-border body, established in December 1999, is responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland.
Address: 7 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Phone: (1850) 325 325
Gaeilge ar an Ghréasán
This portal site contains information about Irish language classes worldwide, organisations promoting the language, third level courses, online resources, blogs, Irish language grammar, place names, and much more besides.
Gaeilge-A and Gaeilge-B
Gaeilge-A is a bulletin board aimed at fluent speakers of Irish. Members are not allowed to write messages in English. Gaeilge-B is a forum for those who are learning Irish. Messages in both Irish and English are allowed.
Gael Linn was founded in 1953 and aims to foster and promote Irish and its heritage throughout Ireland as a living language and as an expression of identity. The organisation runs language classes for adults, as well as summer colleges for teenagers in Donegal, west Cork and north Mayo. It produces a range of support materials for teachers and learners, including publications for post-primary schools, posters, CDROMs and teaching kits for primary schools.
Address: 35 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 675 1200 / (1890) 675 675
Fax: (01) 670 4180
This Dublin-based company was set up in 2004 with the aim of providing educational services to learners of Irish and fluent speakers of the language. It runs language classes for adults in its headquarters in Dublin city centre and in various other locations around Ireland, including Letterkenny, Carlow, Galway and Cork. Gaelchultúr owns the online shop siopa.ie and the e-learning website ranganna.com.
Address: 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 484 5220
GaelSaoire is the tourism initiative of Údarás na Gaeltachta (The Gaeltacht Authority) and its aim is to develop and promote cultural tourism in Irish-speaking areas. GaelSaoire’s website contains information about travel to the Gaeltachtaí, accommodation, events and activities.
Phone: (1800) 621 600
Fax: (066) 915 2429
Irish language spelling checker developed by technology services company Cruinneog.
Address: Cruinneog, 21 Ascaill Oilibhear Pluincéad, Feirm Bhaile na Manach, Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath
Gaillimh le Gaeilge
Gaillimh le Gaeilge works in association with Galway City Council, Galway Chamber and other groups to develop the city’s unique Irish image and promote it as a bilingual area.
Address: Kirwan House, Flood Street, Galway
Phone: (091) 568 876
Fax: (091) 568 836
Glór na nGael
Glór na nGael (The Voice of the Gael) is an annual competition, first held in 1962. The main prize is given each year to the community which has done the most to promote the Irish language.
Address: Ráth Chairn, Baile Átha Buí, Contae na Mí
Phone: (046) 943 0974
Fax: (046) 948 7442
Google as Gaeilge
To access the Irish language version of the search engine, go to www.google.ie and click on “Gaeilge”.
On this site, you can translate from Irish into various languages and from those languages into Irish.
Government body which publishes educational textbooks and books for children.
Address: 24–27 North Frederick Street, Dublin 1
Phone: (01) 889 2800
Fax: (01) 873 1140