Aistear - Technical Excellence in Writing

There is a new site that summarises common errors made when writing in Irish, as well as which gives good guidance to people who are translating texts into Irish. Often the latter can be overly influenced by an original (English) text, so it is very handy to know what the common pitfalls are, and how to avoid them. There is plenty of other good information too.

The website is called www.aistear.ie. We are confident that it will improve the standard of written Irish as people become more and more familiar with its content.

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.