Accuracy

There are many computer based tools that can assist those who are writing in Irish. Spellcheckers have been around for a while, and recently the first reliable grammar checker has entered the market. There is also a new website that analyses some of the more common errors in written Irish.

There are also internet sites, mainly on-line dictionaries, that also provide effective assistance with such issues as the declension of verbs, while others deal with more esoteric points. There are probably other sites too, so this list is to be considered merely a start.

This section, therefore, deals with the technical tools that are available to assist those who wish to write well in Irish.

>> Want to learn Irish?

If you want to learn Irish on-line, there are several sites that might be of interest to you. There is further information about courses at the following link: Irish On-line Courses.

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.

Potafocal

If you are looking for information, including translations, related to a word, you might not need to look any further than potafocal.com. 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 focal.ie. It is well worth a visit.