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Significant update to content of the New English-Irish Dictionary


“Body shaming, single-use plastic, withdrawal agreement and emergency accommodation included for the first time”

 Foras na Gaeilge completed a significant update to the material on the New English-Irish Dictionary website on Thursday 10 January. As part of the ongoing work on the print version of the dictionary over 13,000 entries were edited in the last year. Entries were improved, errors corrected and additional sound and grammar files added to translations.

As well as the amendments above, over 100 new entries and senses were added to the dictionary. These were added based on current affairs, analysis of unsuccessful searches on the website, feedback and requests from users, and everyday use of Hiberno-English. Among the new entries and senses included are:

  • Current affairs: backstop, burqa, shaming (body shaming), Eurosceptic, withdrawal agreement, homeless crisis, emergency accommodation, rough sleeper, homeless hub, single-use plastic, House of Commons, regulatory alignment, customs arrangement, hard border, soft border, frictionless economy, direct trade.
  • Searches by and requests from users: craft beer, cutie, soakage, snowball fight, influencer, critical thinking, Dubai, carpool, sparkling water, pay gap, transformative.
  • Hiberno-English: to make strange with sb, quare, scutter, hames, to be sore on sb, cat (the weather’s cat), not the sharpest tool in the shed.

There has been a consistent rise in the number of users of the dictionary since its launch in January 2013. In 2018, over 1.9 million users accessed focló and the dictionary team is confident that they will reach 2 million users per year before long.

The New English-Irish Dictionary is the primary dictionary project being undertaken by Foras na Gaeilge at present. It is available free of charge online and as an app, and will be available in print form in 2020.

We regularly receive feedback from the public in relation to the dictionary, both the content and functionality. We’re very grateful to everyone who takes the time to provide us with such valuable feedback and have made many changes to the dictionary as a result. Contact us at

Further Information:

Anna Davitt, Programme Manager: Communications, Marketing & Awareness, Foras na Gaeilge

Tel: 0035387 673 6175    


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Good Piping Film

Hi Dubliners!

You are cordially invited on Friday, January 4th to a screening of Good Piping, a feature documentary film on Irish musicians playing Ireland’s most enigmatic instrument, the uilleann pipes. “This rare, ancient bagpipe may occasionally be seen in a pub or at a festival, but as a historical soloist, leading dances and harrowing souls, the instrument remains a fleeting character, even in its native Ireland” (Na Píobairí, 2002). Good Piping has only screened twice in Ireland – once at the IFI and once in Miltown during Willie Week. The film itself has been a “fleeting character” and we are delighted to announce its recent release on DVD & Blu-ray – please go to: for more info. We are bringing the film back to Ireland for a series of screenings in 2019 to celebrate the release. This will be the lone screening in Dublin and it’s set to be a fun one!

The screening will be at The Sugar Club on Leeson and is kindly sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and we’ll have a trio of young traditional musicians (TBA) playing us in. Come and have a drink before and enjoy the music. DVD’s/Blu-ray & Posters will be for sale throughout the night. Around 8:15pm we will begin seating and the film will go on at 8:30pm sharp. The director and cast will be in attendance for a Q&A after the movie. And of course, there'll be an After Seisún with musicians at the club or a nearby pub.

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More than €3 million in grants approved by Foras na Gaeilge board at last meeting of the year

Foras na Gaeilge is pleased to announce that more than €3 million in grants have been approved, in the areas of radio, literature, publishing, community and education, at the last meeting of the Foras na Gaeilge board in 2018. 

Grants were approved for Raidió na Life (€720,000 over a period of three years) and for Raidió Fáilte (£648,000 over a three year period) under the Community Radio Scheme 2019-2021, which will support both stations in providing an Irish language broadcast schedule to local listening communities in Dublin and Belfast.  Grants were approved to promote Irish language literature and publishing through the Literature Projects Scheme 2019 (€103,005) and the Publishing Scheme (€674,574) which will support the plans of 13 Irish language publishing companies in 2019 including Coiscéim, LeabhairCOMHAR and Leabhar Breac.

In the field of education four grants worth €80,524 in total, were approved for the Scholarships Scheme 2019. The grants will be awarded to three lead organisations: Conradh na Gaeilge (€38,541), Gael Linn (€28,305) and Cumann na bhFiann (€3,678), as well as Cumann an Phiarsaigh (€10,000) to give young people, adults and families the opportunity to attend Gaeltacht courses in 2019. 509 learners, 421 young people, 24 adults and 15 families benefited from the scheme in 2018.

€120,000 was approved for the lead organisation Gael Linn to run the Gaelbhratach project in schools again in 2019. This scheme is funded by Foras na Gaeilge and run by Gael Linn with support from Conradh na Gaeilge and Glór na nGael and which gives vital support to the use of Irish in secondary schools and in primary schools throughout the island. The Gaelbhratach Irish language flag was awarded to 80 schools in 2018 and the scheme is going from strength to strength since it was launched in 2014.

The Colmcille Strategy 2019-2021 was approved, which sets out strategies for 2019-2021 and a mission to bring together Gaelic speakers of Scotland and Ireland. Under the Colmcille Grants Scheme £10,500 was approved for Club Óige Luraigh youth club to attend Fèis Eilean an Fhraoich in Lewis in July and August 2019. The grant will give an opportunity to teenagers and youth workers from County Derry to go to Lewis, a trip which will greatly increase the group’s awareness of Scottish Gaelic and will strengthen the relationship between themselves and their peers in Scotland.

A new scheme titled Scéim na Mor-Imeachtaí Ealaíon was approved, which will focus on major events which aim to promote the use of Irish in the community through the Irish language language-based arts. As well as that, the scheme will focus on the Irish language social networks, the general public and the arts sector on an all-island and international basis.

Foras na Gaeilge CEO, Seán Ó Coinn, said, “The wide range of the grants approved by Foras na Gaeilge today show the vigour of the Irish language at community level north and south in all areas of life. We hope that the grants will put the development of the Irish language on a strong and energetic footing at the start of 2019, and I congratulate all the groups who received funding from us during 2018, and who are now preparing for 2019, on their dedication and hard work.”



Note to the editor:

  1. Foras na Gaeilge funding schemes

All information on the funding schemes now open is available at

Further information on Scéim na Mor-Imeachtaí Ealaíon will be available in the week beginning 19 December 2018 at the link above.

  1. About the Scholarships Scheme 2019

The Scholarships Scheme is distributed under three categories:



Pupils under 16, aimed at Northern Ireland only

Conradh na Gaeilge

Gael Linn

Cumann na bhFiann

Adults, aimed at adults in the north and south 

Gael Linn

Families, aimed at families in the north and south 

Cumann an Phiarsaigh


Conradh na Gaeilge, Gael Linn, Cumann na bhFiann and Cumann an Phiarsaigh can be contacted directly with queries regarding this scheme.

Further Information: 

Anna Davitt, Programme Manager: Communications, Marketing & Awareness, Foras na Gaeilge

Tel: 0035387 673 6175    


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Aistear tríd an Inchinn launched by Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh

Well-known broadcaster and current RCSI medical student, Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh, took time off from her studies this evening to launch Aistear tríd an Inchinn in the new RCSI building at 26 York Street. Well-known for her work in the area of psychological performance Máire Treasa was well suited to launch this book and was unstinting in her praise for the publication.

The brain is our most important organ and perhaps the least well understood. It’s the command station for our body controlling what we think, what we feel and what we do. This colouring book seeks to increase our understanding of the brain in a succinct engaging way using text, images, brain maps and cartoons. It will give second-level pupils and adults alike an insight into how the brain works and into its central role together with the nervous system in directing how our whole body operates. Colouring books are increasingly popular today and used widely in the development of mindfulness and well-being. This book will be a welcome Irish language resource in these areas.

Originally published as Journey through the Brain authored by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) with grant assistance from the Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme of the Health Research Board.

Authors: David Cotter, Lorna Lopez, Eoin Kelleher, Helen Coughlan, Mary Cannon 

Illustrator: Eoin Kelleher

Irish version: Fionnuala Nic Pháidín 

ISBN 978-185791-185-5

€6.50  • Bog/PB  • 42 lch/pp


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Comórtas Clár Raidió do Mheánscoileanna do Bhliain na Gaeilge 

Raidió na Gaeltachta

Comórtas Clár Raidió do Mheánscoileanna do Bhliain na Gaeilge 

Tá comórtas clár raidió do mheánscoileanna fógartha ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta agus Foras na Gaeilge mar chuid de Bhliain na Gaeilge 2018.  Tá duais €1000 don chlár raidió is fearr. 

Déanann Bliain na Gaeilge ceiliúradh ar theanga na nGael, agus ó mhí Eanáir i mbliana bhí réimse leathan imeachtaí agus tograí ar bun agus é mar aidhm acu suim agus rannpháirtíocht sa teanga a spreagadh i measc an phobail, agus aird a dhíriú ar thábhacht na nGaeltachtaí agus ar athbheochan na teanga le 125 bliain anuas.   

Tá dhá chéim leis an gcomórtas seo ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.   

Ar dtús báire, tugtar cuireadh do scoileanna dara leibhéal ar fud na hÉireann, thuaidh agus theas, moltaí a chur isteach do chlár raidió 30 nóiméad ar fhad, i nGaeilge, bunaithe ar an téama ‘Bliain na Gaeilge 2018’.  Is é Dé Luain 17 Nollaig an spriocdháta. 

Ansin, roghnófar an cúig iarratas is fearr, agus cuirfear léiritheoir raidió ag obair leis na scoileanna leis na cláracha sin a chur i dtoll a chéile.  Craolfar iad ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta le linn Sheachtain na Gaeilge i mí Márta 2019. 

Bronnfar €1000 ar an gclár is fearr.  Is éard a bheidh á lorg ag na moltóirí cláracha a bhfuil samhlaíocht agus nuálaíocht ag baint leo.   

Tá an comórtas seo á reáchtáil le tacaíocht ó Fhoras na Gaeilge.   

Is deis iontach atá anseo do dhaltaí scoile foghlaim faoi chúrsaí craoltóireachta agus cúrsaí raidió, agus suim a spreagadh iontu i saol na Gaeilge sa lá atá inniu ann.  

Tá gach eolas faoin gcomórtas agus foirm iarratais ag  .  Is féidir ceisteanna a chur chuig

Caithfear iarratais a bheith ag RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta faoin Luan 17 Nollaig.  

27 Samhain 2018

Breis Eolais:

Caitríona Ní Bhaoill, Oifigeach Poiblíochta, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
086 8769585

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Gaelscoileanna á gceiliúradh ar Raidió na Life!

Gaelscoileanna á gceiliúradh ar Raidió na Life!

Craolfar sraith nua darbh ainm ‘Mo Ghaelscoil’ ar Raidió na Life idir an 21ú Samhain agus 7ú Nollaig. Craolfar dhá eagrán den chlár gleoite seo gach seachtain, Dé Céadaoin agus Dé hAoine ag a 11:00 r.n.

Thar tréimhse dhá bhliain, chuaigh foireann léiriúcháin ó Raidió na Life ar camchuairt go sé gaelscoileanna fud fad Bhaile Átha Cliath, ag reáchtáil ceardlanna raidió agus ag taifeadadh na gclár spraíúil seo. Bhí deis ag na páistí scileanna nua a fhoghlaim agus tugann an tsraith raidió seo ardán dóibh scéal a nGaelscoil féin a insint ina nguthanna féin.

Na gaelscoileanna a ghlac páirt sa sraith ná Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, Gaelscoil an Chuilinn, Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcáin, Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille, Lios na nÓg agus Scoil Chaitlín Maude. Chuir gach gaelscoil a stampa féin ar a n-eagrán féin sa sraith seo, ag tabhairt blaiseadh den atmaisféar ina scoil don lucht éisteachta.

Leis na páistí ag cur agallaimh ar na múinteoirí agus scoth an cheoil agus na drámaíochta le cloisteáil, léiríonn na cláir seo an borradh atá tagtha ar an nGaelscolaíocht san ardchathair agus talann agus samhlaíocht an ghlúin óig!

Craolfar na cláir ar Raidió na Life ar na dátaí seo a leanas, ag a 11:00 ar maidin:

  • Dé Céadaoin 21 Samhain: Lios na nÓg
  • Dé hAoine 23 Samhain: Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcáin
  • Dé Céadaoin 28 Samhain: Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna
  • Dé hAoine 30 Samhain: Gaelscoil an Chuilinn
  • Dé Céadaoin 5 Nollaig: Scoil Chaitlín Maude
  • Dé hAoine 7 Nollaig: Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille

Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide a léirigh an tsraith agus a bhí i mbun na gceardlanna a reáchtáil sna scoileanna, in éindí le hAonghus Ó Lochlainn agus Pádraig Ó Conghaile. Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide agus Fearghal Saxe a bhí i mbun eagarthóireachta. Tá an tsraith maoinithe ag Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann leis an Táille Ceadúnais Teilifíse. Is é Foras na Gaeilge a mhaoiníonn formhór ghníomhaíochtaí Raidió na Life. 

Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais, déan teagmháil le Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide, 01 6616 333.


Faoi Raidió na Life:

Tá Raidió na Life ag soláthar seirbhís raidió pobail lán-Ghaeilge do mhórcheantar Átha Cliath ar bhonn oideachasúil agus pobail le 25 bliain anuas mar stáisiún pobail sainspéise.  Faigheann an stáisiún tacaíocht airgeadais ó Fhoras na Gaeilge, a chuireann ar a chumas triúr foirne lánaimseartha a fhostú mar aon le beirt fhostaí eile páirtaimseartha.  Is ar bhonn deonach a oibríonn láithreoirí uile an stáisiúin agus bíonn idir 100 agus 150 duine ag glacadh páirte sa stáisiún ar bhonn deonach chuile sheachtain.  Feidhmíonn sé faoi stiúir Bhord Stiúrtha deonach freisin. Is é Comharchumann Raidió Átha Cliath Teoranta, comharchumann pobail neamhbhrabúis a bunaíodh i 1989 le seirbhís raidió Gaeilge a bhunú is a fhorbairt do Bhaile Átha Cliath, a reachtálann Raidió na Life. Is féidir le baill den phobal ballraíocht a ghlacadh sa chomharchumann trí scaireanna a cheannach (eolas ar

Tá na mílte craoltóir tar éis taithí chraolacháin a fháil le RnaL thar na blianta, ina measc Sharon Ní Bheoláin, Sinéad Crowley, Cormac Ó hEadhra, Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Aedín Gormley (RTÉ Lyric FM), Colm Ó Mongáin (RTÉ Raidió 1), Clíona Ní Chíosáin (Aifric TG4), Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Rónán Ó Muirthile (Iar-láithreoir ‘Splanc’ ar Newstalk & Léiritheoir Teilifíse), Cearbhall Ó Síocháin (RTÉ RnaG), Fachtna Ó Drisceoil (RTÉ/RnaG), Barbara Nic Dhonnachadha (i102-104) agus neart eile nach iad. 

Craolann RnaL 7 lá sa tseachtain ar 106.4FM in Átha Cliath agus beo ar líne ag freisin. 

Tá cáil ar an stáisiún as ard-chaighdeán na gclár cainte a fhreastalaíonn ar réimse leathan aoisghrúpaí & sainspéiseanna i measc lucht na Gaeilge i mBaile Átha Cliath agus a thugann dearcadh eile ar chúrsaí nuachta is cúrsaí cultúrtha d’éisteoirí.  Aithnítear an stáisiún freisin as ucht a réimse eicléictiúil ceoil, lena n-áirítear popcheol, rac-cheol, ceol traidisiúnta, snagcheol, ceol ailtéarnach, reggae, ceol clasaiceach, ceol domhanda, ceol leictreonach/damhsa, dord & droma, hip hop, r’n’b srl.  – agus na cláir go léir curtha i láthair trí Ghaeilge.  Déanann an stáisiún obair luachmhar le pobail mhionteangacha eile sa phríomhchathair freisin, le cláracha á gcur i láthair ar an stáisiún i dteangacha phobail inimirceacha ar nós an Pholainnis is an Spáinnis leis.


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Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht)

Is céim nua é an B. Oid. Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Cód CAO: CM003/CM004). Beidh sé ag tosú in Institiúid Oideachais Marino i Meán Fómhair, 2019. Beidh an chéim seo oiriúnach do scoláirí a bhfuil spéis acu múineadh trí mheán na Gaeilge i scoileanna Gaeltachta nó i scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge.

  • Go hiomlán trí mheán na Gaeilge
  • Ag tosú Meán Fómhair 2019
  • Clár oideachais nua do mhúinteoirí bunscoile
  • Oiriúnach do scoláirí le spéis agus le hardchumas sa Ghaeilge
  • Oiriúnach do scoláirí a bhfuil spéis acu múineadh i scoil Lán-Ghaeilge nó i scoil Ghaeltachta
  • Árasáin ar an gCampas, Bloc Gaeilge, Sparánachtaí ar fáil
  • Socrúchán Scoile sa Ghaeltacht 
  • An Cultúr Gaelach (Cluichí, Ceol, Damhsa, Amhránaíocht, Litríocht)
  • Deiseanna Fostaíochta i scoileanna Gaeltachta agus Lán-Ghaeilge
  • Gnáthriachtanais iontrála ach H3 sa Ghaeilge
  • Cáilíocht TEG Leibhéal B1 (Pas 50%) nó níos airde riachtanach. Scrúdú TEG ar an Satharn, 23 Feabhra, 2019. Íocfaidh Institiúid Oideachais Marino na táillí TEG do scoláirí a chláraíonn ar an mBaitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mhéan na Gaeilge -


Céard é an Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht)?

Is céim ar leith é an Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht) a oireann go speisialta do mhic léinn a dteastaíonn uathu múineadh san earnáil oideachais Lán-Ghaeilge i.e. i scoileanna Gaeltachta nó i scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge. Tá géarghá le múinteoirí do scoileanna Gaeltachta agus do scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge agus tá cáilíocht mhúinteoireachta trí mheán na Gaeilge ag teastáil ó mhic léinn atá ag iarraidh múineadh sna scoileanna sin. Sa chéim cheithre bliana seo gheobhaidh tú amach faoin tumoideachas, faoi na bealaí ina bhfoghlaimíonn na páistí teanga, faoi na bealaí ina bhfoghlaimíonn siad conas léamh, scríobh, comhaireamh agus áireamh. Foghlaimeoidh tú conas na healaíona a chur ar shúile na bpáistí, faoin tábhacht a bhaineann leis an gcultúr Gaelach mar aon leis an draíocht agus na mistéir mórthimpeall orthu, agus na bealaí chun fás agus forbairt ar bhealach sláintiúil.

Céard air a ndéanfaidh mé staidéar?

Beidh dianchúrsa Gaeilge réamhchúrsa i Marino i Meán Fómhair 2019. Sa bhonnstaidéar beidh staidéar á dhéanamh agat ar an tumoideachas, ar an Oideachas Luath-Óige, ar an mbealach ina bhfoghlaimíonn páistí, ar an tSíceolaíocht agus ar an tSochtheangeolaíocht. Cuir le d’eolas ar an nGaeilge agus ar na hábhair churaclaim éagsúla, foghlaim faoi na modhanna chun na hábhair sin a mhúineadh agus faoi na buntáistí a bhaineann lena múineadh trí mheán na Gaeilge. Beidh deis agat staidéar a dhéanamh chun teastas san Oideachas Reiligiúnach Caitliceach a bhaint a amach le tú a ullmhú múineadh i scoileanna faoi phátrúnacht na hEaglaise Caitlicí. Ta deis ann chomh maith staidéar a dhéanamh chun teastas a fháil sna Curaclaim Ilchreidmheacha agus Eitice i gComhthéacsanna Scoileanna Éagsúla.

Socruchán Scoile

Is trí mheán na Gaeilge amháin a dhéanfaidh tú na Socrúcháin Scoile ar fad i rith na gceithre bliana den Bhaitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht). Gheobhaidh tú deiseanna réimse leathan de thaithí a fháil san earnáil oideachais Lán-Ghaeilge. D’fhéadfadh na Socrúcháin Scoile sin ar fad a bheith i scoileanna Gaeltachta agus d’fhéadfadh cuid acu a bheith i scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge. Beidh deiseanna agat Socrúcháin a dhéanamh i scoileanna tuaithe agus i scoileanna uirbeacha, i scoileanna aon ghnéis agus i scoileanna comhoideachais, i scoileanna DEIS, i scoileanna ina bhfuil suíomhanna aon ghrád agus i scoileanna ina bhfuil suíomhanna ilghrád. Don Oideachas Speisialta déanfaidh tú Socrúchán Scoile i suíomh Lán-Ghaeilge sa Dara Bliain.


Mar chuid den Bhaitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht) beidh ar gach mac léinn Tréimhsí Foghlama coicíse a dhéanamh sa Ghaeltacht um Cháisc sa Chéad Bhliain agus sa Dara Bliain. Íocfaidh na mic léinn na táillí do na Tréimhsí Foghlama sa Ghaeltacht díreach chuig an gColáiste Gaeltachta. Sa Tríú Bliain, caithfidh tú seachtain sa Ghaeltacht ag tógáil codanna de mhodúil a bhainfidh leis an gcéim. Clúdóidh Institiúid Oideachais Marino an costas ar fad a bhaineann leis sin. Sa Cheathrú Bliain don Ardsocrúchán Scoile (deich seachtaine), beidh mic léinn ag cur fúthu sa Ghaeltacht agus ag obair i scoileanna Gaeltachta. Clúdóidh Institiúid Oideachais Marino an costas taistil agus cothaithe a bhaineann leis sin. 

Céard iad na roghanna a bheidh agam mar mhúinteoir?

Oireann an Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht) go speisialta do mhic léinn a dteastaíonn uathu múineadh san earnáil oideachais Lán-Ghaeilge i.e. i scoileanna Gaeltachta nó i scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge. Beidh céimithe leis an gcéim i dteideal freisin post a lorg i scoil ina bhfuil an Ghaeilge mar dhara teanga. D’fhéadfadh céimithe obair sna meáin chomh maith.

“Bhí spéis agam i gcónaí sa Ghaeilge agus mar mhúinteoir ba mhaith liom múineadh trí mheán na Gaeilge. Is aoibhinn liom go bhfuil an cúrsa ar fad trí Ghaeilge. Tá sé go hiontach go mbeidh Socrúchán Scoile deich seachtaine á dhéanamh agam sa Ghaeltacht sa Cheathrú Bliain agus go mbeidh an Institiúid ag íoc as.”


Eolas Ginearálta

Cóid CAO: CM003/CM004

Fad an Chúrsa: 4 bliana lánaimseartha

Leibhéal Gradaim: 8 de réir an Chreata Náisiúnta Cáilíochtaí

An Córas Eorpach Aistrithe Creidiúna (ECTS): 240 creidmheas

Foras cáiliúcháin: Coláiste na Tríonóide, Ollscoil Bhaile Átha Cliath 

Íosriachtanais Iontrála don Bhaitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge 2019/2020:


Líon na n-ábhar Ardteistiméireachta: 6

Íosmhéid ábhair ardleibhéil: 3 (H5 ar a laghad ach féach íosriachtanais ar leith thíos don Ghaeilge, don Bhéarla agus don Mhatamaitic)

Íosghráid ar Leith:  

Gaeilge: H3 (agus TEG*: B1)

Béarla: H7 / O4         

Matamaitic: H7 / O4

*TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) Leibhéal B1 (pas 50%) le bheith ag gach mac léinn. Beidh na scrúduithe TEG ar siúl ar an Satharn, 23 Feabhra, 2019. Íocfaidh Institiúid Oideachais Marino an táille TEG ar ais do scoláirí rathúla sna scrúduithe TEG a chláraíonn ar an mBaitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge in Institiúid Oideachais Marino. Chun níos mó eolais a fháil faoi sin féach

Caithfidh mic léinn aibí a bheith 23 bliana nó os a chionn ar 1 Eanáir bhliain an chúrsa ina bhfuil sé / sí ag iarraidh áit a fháil. Caithfidh mic léinn aibí foirm iarratais chomhlánaithe i.e. “Foirm Iarratais do Mhic Léinn Aibí don Bhaitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge” a chur chuig Oifig an Chláraitheora, Riarthóir na nIarratsóiri Aibí don Bhaitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge, Institiúid Oideachais Marino, Ascaill Uí Ghríofa, Baile Átha Cliath 9 faoi 31Eanáir, 2019.  Cuirfidh Oifig an Chláraitheora an Lár-Oifig Iontrála ar an eolas an bhfuil / nach bhfuil na híosriachtanais iontrála á gcomhlíonadh acu. Má tá, tabharfar cuireadh d’iarratasóirí aibí agallamh ginearálta agus agallamh Gaeilge a dhéanamh in Institiúid Oideachais Marino.

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Amhrán Nua-Chumtha á lorg don Fhéile Idirnáisiúnta Pan Cheilteach 2019 Agus tá €1,000 le buachaint!

Amhrán Nua-Chumtha á lorg don

Fhéile Idirnáisiúnta Pan Cheilteach 2019

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Tá Amhrán Gaeilge Nua-Chumtha á lorg don Fhéile Idirnáisiúnta Pan Cheilteach 2019. Is comórtas é seo chun amhrán a aimsiú le bheith san iomaíocht ar son na hÉireann ag an bhFéile Idirnáisiúnta Pan Cheilteach 2019. Ní foláir na hiarratais a bheith as Gaeilge agus is gá na focail agus an ceol a bheith nua chumtha.

Fáilteofar roimh gach saghas iarratais idir amhráin traidisiúnta, pop amhráin, amhráin tíre, rac, snagcheol srl. Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais suas go dtí an Aoine, 1ú Feabhra 2019. Déanfar gearrliosta de na hiarratais agus beidh na hamhráin a roghnófar le canadh beo ag an gComórtas Náisiúnta a bheidh ar siúl in Amharclann GB Shaw , Ceatharlach ar an Satharn, 23ú Márta, 2019

 Déanfaidh IMRO i gcomhar le Pan Cheilteach agus Gael Linn urraíocht ar an gcomórtas agus beidh duais  €1,000 don bhuaiteoir.

Is féidir tuilleadh eolais a fháil ó Ghlór Cheatharlach ar 087 2857048, 085 1340047 nó scríobh chuig 

Is é an seoladh d’iarratais faoi 1ú Feabhra 2019 ná Comórtas Amhrán Pan Cheilteach, Glór Cheatharlach, Áras na nÓg, Éire Óg, Bóthar Uí Bhriain, Ceatharlach   R93 Y020

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Invitation to tender

Invitation to tender


Foras na Gaeilge is seeking applications from individuals or companies to conduct research and provide advice on the question of succession in the Irish language publishing sector.                                            

1.1    Introduction

Foras na Gaeilge’s responsibilities include supporting Irish language publishers to ensure a supply of high quality reading material in Irish for Irish speakers. This is done by providing funding for publishers through Scéim na Foilsitheoireachta (the Publishing Scheme). Funding support of approximately €640,000 is provided annually to 12-14 Irish language publishers.


Many of the Irish language publishing companies are small enterprises.  Some of them have grown from family businesses. They publish a wide range of books, books for young children, adults and teenagers. There is a mixture of genres, including fiction books, poetry collections and non fiction books. Some of the publishers publish a small number (3-4) of books per year, and the largest of the companies publish between 15 and 35 books per year.

Foras na Gaeilge has a publishing house of its own, An Gúm, which publishes a wide range of educational resources.

In recent years some publishing companies have closed, and Foras na Gaeilge is concerned for the long-term wellbeing of the sector in the next 20 years.

1.2    Scope of the work

Foras na Gaeilge wishes to commission advice on the long-term wellbeing of Irish language publishing, the question of succession in the Irish language publishing sector: the risks associated with the issue, the signs of potential danger, the mitigation measures which should be put in place to sensibly manage it, and ways to strengthen and ensure the long-term welfare of publishing in Irish. The following questions in particular should be focused on:

  • What is the current state in relation to the issue of succession in the Irish language publishing sector?
  • What are the greatest risks facing the sector?
  • What are the important lessons to be learnt from other business sectors similar to the Irish language publishing sector as regards size, turnover, number of employees, relationship with the state and so on?
  • Recommendations for mitigation measures which could be developed (i) for the publishers themselves, (ii) for Foras na Gaeilge, and (iii) any other recommendations.

Those undertaking the research will have to work closely with Foras na Gaeilge staff in relation to the following:

  • Contacting interested parties
  • Drafting questionnaires
  • Work methods
  • Reporting

A period of around 4 weeks is recommended to complete the work. It is envisaged that the successful candidate might get advice themselves from an external professional advisor while they are completing the work. This cost would be included as part of the sum below. All reports and recommendations must be made available to Foras na Gaeilge by 14 December, 2018.  A budget no greater than €7,000, inclusive of VAT, is available.  Candidates must provide a schedule of costs as part of the tender.

1.3    The following areas must be covered in the tender:

  • Qualifications, expertise, experience, and skills of those who will be participating in all aspects of the research
  • Irish language ability, including spoken and written Irish, of those participating in the work, although this is not a compulsory criterion
  • Any possible conflict of interest must be openly registered
  • The approach recommended to undertake the research
  • A description of the recommended approach for reporting and how communication will be administrated between the candidate and Foras na Gaeilge, and any other points considered to increase the value of the application
  • The indicators that will be used to carry out evaluation of the research itself at the end of the project.

1.4 The main steps expected to be in the work

  • Prepare a project plan and provide it to Foras na Gaeilge, and take feedback on it
  • Provide an early draft of any questionnaire which will be used, and of the report itself, and receive feedback on it from Foras na Gaeilge
  • Complete the necessary research
  • Provide a final written report to Foras na Gaeilge based on the results of the survey
  • Provide recommendations to Foras na Gaeilge on the mitigation measures and which would benefit the Irish language publishing sector in future years
  • Provide recommendations to Foras na Gaeilge on ways to strengthen the sector and/or to ensure Irish language publishing in the long term
  • Provide recommendations on any other work or research which should be done on the issue of succession or any related matters.

1.5  Other information

Candidates are asked to provide a schedule of costs as part of the application:

  • A schedule of estimated time and work
  • The estimated number of days plus daily rate
  • The fee for undertaking the project (any extra external advice included)
  • The VAT associated with this fee
  • Travel & subsistence costs 

1.6 Evaluation criteria

Tenderers will be assessed by reference to the following criteria:  





Evaluation criteria


Percentage (%)


Research methodology



The ability of the candidate to undertake projects of this type within contract terms



Cost and value for money



Reporting – understanding and experience of the requirements of reporting.



Methods for communication and liaising with  relevant parties.



Experience and expertise of the staff members named in the tender



Ability of the applicant to carry out the work through the medium of Irish



Foras na Gaeilge will not award any contract if there are no eligible candidates in accordance with the above criteria. 

1.7 Goal

The tender must be sent to  by 12 midday on 14 November,   2018. Tenders will be accepted by email only.

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Comhchruinniú stairiúil le hÚdarás na Gaeltachta & €4.6M de dheontais faofa ag bord Fhoras na Gaeilge

Reáchtáladh comhchruinniú idir bord Fhoras na Gaeilge agus bord Údarás na Gaeltachta den chéad uair ag Oireachtas na Samhna 2018 i gCill Airne inniu. Ag an gcruinniú pléadh comhpháirtíocht reatha, tosaíochtaí na n-eagras, chomh maith le deiseanna féideartha comhpháirtíochta don todhchaí, i réimse na pleanála teanga ach go háirithe. Dúirt Príomhfheidhmeannach Fhoras na Gaeilge, Seán Ó Coinn, “B’ócáid stairiúil agus fhíorthábhachtach comhchruinniú an lae inniu a thug deis don dá bhord stiúrtha deiseanna comhpháirtíochta a chíoradh. Is iad Foras na Gaeilge agus Údarás na Gaeltachta an dá phríomheagras a mbeidh ról lárnach acu i gcur i bhfeidhm Plean Gníomhaíochta 2018-2022 don Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge 2010-2030 agus mar sin, beimid ag obair go dlúth le chéile le dlús a chur faoinár ngníomhaíochtaí sna cúig bliana amach romhainn.”

Is cúis áthais d’Fhoras na Gaeilge a chur in iúl gur faomhadh caiteachas os cionn €4.6M ag cruinniú boird de chuid Fhoras na Gaeilge a lean comhchruinniú an lae inniu. Chomh maith le deontais do Cheanneagraíochtaí Gaeilge, ceadaíodh deontas do Choláiste Ollscoile Naomh Muire i leith an Áisaonaid Lán-Ghaeilge, a chuireann áiseanna ar ardchaighdeán ar fáil do scoileanna ina dteagasctar na curaclaim agus siollabais trí Ghaeilge.

I réimse na meán, beidh tús á chur le hathbhreithniú ar réimse na meán Gaeilge in 2018 agus táthar ag súil leis an bpróiseas athbhreithnithe a tabhairt chun críche le linn 2019. Chuige sin, tá síneadh ama 12 mí tugtha do chonarthaí in earnáil na meán Gaeilge; Rua Media (NÓS), Comhar Teo. agus go deireadh 2019.

Ag fáiltiú roimh chinntí an bhoird, dúirt Príomhfheidhmeannach Fhoras na Gaeilge, Seán Ó Coinn, “Tá lúcháir orainn an tsuim mhór airgid a ceadaíodh inniu a fhógairt. Is é seo an sciar is mó a bheidh á cheadú as buiséad 2019. Tá na deontais a faomhadh inniu ag brath ar chinneadh na ranna urraíochta i leith maoiniú d’Fhoras na Gaeilge in 2019.”


Tuilleadh eolais & grianghraif:

Anna Davitt, Clárbhainisteoir: Cumarsáid, Margaíocht & Feasacht, Foras na Gaeilge

Teil: 0035387 673 6175    


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