There are two related websites here, and This one,, contains a description of computer applications that relate to writing of the Irish language, such as disctionaries and so on. The other,, is a guide to general computer applications that are available in Irish, but which do not necessarily concern the language itself.

This site:

There are plenty of resources out there that can assist people who are writing in Irish, such as spellcheckers, grammar checkers, dictionaries and more. Many of these are available free of charge too. In this website, we have put together a list of what we consider to be the best amongst them. We hope you can use these.

A keyboard for Irish!

Dúrud has been developing an Irish language computer keyboard, with direct access to vowels with accents. It will also be possible to type dotted consonants (as featured in older texts) quite easily using this keyboard and layout.

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Dúrud wished to thank Foras na Gaeilge who provided generous assustance in the setting up of this site as well as

Fáilte - Welcome

Welcome to our website,, where you will find comprehensive information on the main computer and internet resources that are available for the Irish language. Take a look at the site to see what is available.

Here are some of the latest additions:

A Grammar Extension for LibreOffice

If you use LibreOffice Writer for writing in Irish, you will be happy to hear that a grammar extention (for Irish) is now available for test here.

New Dictionaries

Sound Sites

  • The Doegen Records are also availblee on-line, a set of sound recordings of native speakers from many parts of Ireland, dating from about 1930.
  •, a site that deals with phonetics and phonology of Irish.

Buíochas - Thanks

This project is supported by Dúrud Teoranta.

Dúrud wishes to thank Foras na Gaeilge, which provided funding in order to establish this site in the first place.

LibreOffice - The Choice for Irish

We recommend it to anyone who is writing in Irish do download and use the free computer application called LibreOffice. This is an excellent wordprocessor that hosts a spellchecker and thesaurus, for example. One can make PDFs from documents easily as well.

In LibreOffice, it is possible to open MS Word documents, make changes, and save again as a MS Word document, if required.

An Foclóir Beag (Dictionary)

An Foclóir Beag, the Irish/Irish dictionay, is available on line. It offers more than the print version; for example, one can see verbs and adjectives in all their forms.


If you are looking for information, including translations, related to a word, you might not need to look any further than This site uses many different resources to present to the user many different aspects related to the word. It even contains straight links to well-known sites such as It is well worth a visit.

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