IATE (Inter-Active Terminology for Europe) is an inter‑institutional terminology database of the European Union. The database was started in 2004 to collect, manage and make available to the various institutions and to the public terms related to the EU in the languages of the member states. It was made publicly available in 2007 and it contains terminology in 24 languages.
Annual Irish language literature festival, held in Dublin. The festival’s programme fuses poetry, prose and music, and events are held in various venues around the city. IMRAM has also featured film, drama, puppetry, debates, lectures, and writing workshops for both adults and children.
Phone: (01) 894 4922 / (087) 291 2797
West Kerry-based Litriocht.com aims to make all books published in Irish or on the Irish language available for sale on its website. There is a comprehensive selection on offer, including dictionaries, grammar books, novels, poetry, children’s books, DVDs, and CDs for children and adults. A bilingual description of each book, together with the cover image, can be viewed on the site.
Address: Cill Chúile, Baile na nGall, Trá Lí, Contae Chiarraí
Phone: (066) 915 5237
Fax: (066) 915 5523
The Placenames Database of Ireland, developed by Fiontar (Dublin City University) and The Placenames Branch (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht).
Dúrud Teoranta’s site nascanna.com contains information on computer resources which are available in Irish. This site contains a lot of useful information.
Nós* is a spirited and interesting, fun and enjoyable magazine aimed at today’s Irish language readers. You can subscribe to Nós* to get a printed version of the magazine.
Seoladh: Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AH
Irish language organisation which runs events for young people between the ages of eight and 19 years.
Address: 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 475 1487
This company has been running Irish language and cultural courses in the south-west Donegal Gaeltacht of Gleann Cholm Cille since 1984. It offers language classes at all levels of competency, as well as a wide range of bilingual cultural activity courses. Programmes include: hillwalking; environment and culture; marine painting; bodhrán; flute and whistle; Irish harp; archaeology; Donegal dances; digital photography; and tapestry weaving.
Address: Gleann Cholm Cille, Contae Dhún na nGall
Phone: (074) 973 0248
Fax: (074) 973 0348
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, based in Baile an Fheirtéaraigh in the Kerry Gaeltacht, is a cultural and heritage project established in 1980. The organisation runs Irish language classes for adults and seeks to promote the culture of the area through traditional arts projects.
Address: Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Contae Chiarraí
Phone: (066) 915 6100
Fax: (066) 915 6348
Oireachtas na Gaeilge
Annual Irish language festival, held in later October or early November in a different part of the country each year. A wide range of competitions, aimed at both adults and children, are held during the festival, including sean-nós singing and dancing, music performance and storytelling. Oireachtas na Gaeilge’s literary prizes are announced in the autumn each year and prizes of up to €3,000 are awarded to the winners.
Address: Oifig an Oireachtais, Conradh na Gaeilge, 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 475 3857
Fax: (01) 475 8767
Oscailt is an Irish Film Board/TG4 scheme that seeks “to encourage new talent in all areas of Irish language drama production”. The short films produced under the scheme are broadcast on TG4.
Address: Queensgate, 23 Dock Road, Galway, Ireland
Phone: (091) 561 398
peig.ie is a portal site run by Conradh na Gaeilge with sponsorship from Foras na Gaeilge. peig.ie aggregates news stories, events, and information pertaining to Irish, and can also be used to find conversation circles, classes, and language rights information.
Address: 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2
POBAL is the umbrella organisation for the Irish language community in Northern Ireland.
Address: Unit 6, Curran House, Twin Spires Centre, 155 Northumberland Street, Belfast BT13 2JF
Phone: (028) 9043 8132
Fax: (028) 9024 8667
Raidió Fáilte 107.1fm
Community Irish language radio station broadcasting from west Belfast.
Address: Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AH
Phone: (028) 9031 0013
Raidió na Life 106.4
This Dublin-based Irish language community radio station has been broadcasting since 1993. The station is on air between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m. from Monday to Thursday, and 24 hours at weekends. Raidió na Life also streams live on the web.
Address: 7 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 661 6333
Fax: (01) 639 8401
Texts: (086) 600 1064
Raidió Rí-Rá is a radio station for young people playing all the latest music from the charts and broadcasting completely through the medium of Irish. You can listen to Raidió Rí-Rá all year round online at www.rrr.ie and on the Rí-Rá app for the iPhone.
Address: 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2
Phone: (01) 475 7401
Gaelchultúr’s e-learning website contains a wide range of courses aimed at adult learners of Irish. There are general language courses at various levels, as well as specialised courses aimed at teachers and others who work through Irish.
Address: 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2
Phone: (01) 484 5220
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta was first established to provide a comprehensive radio service for the people of the Gaeltacht regions and for Irish speakers nationwide, and began broadcasting at 3.00 p.m. on 2 April 1972. The station is now available on the Web and attracts listeners from all corners of the globe.
Address: Casla, Conamara, Contae na Gaillimhe
Phone: (091) 506 677
Fax: (091) 506 666