Recently a new site has been set up in which there is a dictionary, a glossary and a thesaurus containing a vast quantity of words. It can be found at:


This site was designed by Michal Boleslav Mechura, and it is very useful for those writing in Irish. It effectively reduces word search time in many instances.

Potafocal.com is a collection of dictionaries and databases in Irish. It acts as a dictionary, glossary, thesaurus based on this as well as an indicator of word frequency. There is usually an ample selection of examples to go with any word picked.

The site is very useful when a particular word is being sought.

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 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.