Workshop on Irish Translation in October

Haigh, a chairde! Heads up that our monthly Free Workshop takes place on Sunday, Oct 1st – feel free to join us for some language practice, or to learn more about our online community of learners and mentors. 

Speaking of workshops, we’re very excited to announce ‘Ó Bhéarla go Gaeilge: Irish Translation Workshop, for Sat, Oct 21st! This promises to be a great learning opportunity, and especially for intermediate and advanced learners. See below for details, and please get in touch if you have any questions!


Attendance is free for all Students and Subscribers.

Join Tomás Ó Maolalaidh, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, for an interactive, bilingual workshop on the process of Irish translation. Aspects of grammar and translation will be analysed in this session, as we focus on converting a short source text from English. We will discuss some of the challenges of translating such pieces into Irish in a natural way.

Dáta: Saturday, Oct 21st. 
Am: 2 – 3:20pm ET (New York).

In our first article on ‘logainmneacha’ (placenames), we profiled places featuring Ard, Áth, Bád, Baile, Cill and Carraig. In our second article, we focused on examples using Cluain, Cnoc, Coill, Droim and Dún. 

Now, in our latest installment, we look at examples of places using the terms Tír (land), Gleann (valley), Lios (ringfort), Ráth (ringfort) and Loch (lake).

“Every hour of classroom engagement and personal study reaped rewards and big smiles from native speakers in the Gaeltacht.” 

Clydette Powell, who lives in Arlington, Virginia, shares her joyful experience of speaking Irish with the locals in Co. Kerry during the past summer. Read her article, titled “Look, a tourist who speaks Irish!”

Have you ever been in a situation where you prepared a perfect Irish sentence and said it with confidence, only for the person you’re addressing to respond with a long, complex sentence that you simply cannot understand?

If this is the case, then you might need some more Irish listening practice! See our article, 5 Ways To Improve Your Irish Listening Skills

Would you like to learn basic Irish phrases? If yes, then be sure to join Dr. Ronan Connolly for our next Free Workshop on Sunday, Oct 1st.

See details and register at

Free Irish Workshop
Sun, Oct 1st.

New 7-week courses begin Nov, 1st. 

Ó Bhéarla go Gaeilge Workshop,
Sat, Oct 21st.

Comhrá sessions every week.

Join the online Irish community for cúrsaí, comhrá & ceardlanna, and follow along on social media @LetsLearnIrish – beidh fáilte romhat!

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