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Oifig na Gaeilge

Irish Language Services

Click the links below for information on the Irish language services in Trinity College Dublin.

Translation Service

Residency Scheme

Seomra na Gaeilge

Irish classes

Irish Language Awards

Irish Language Modules

Library Services

Accommodation Office

Academic Registry

Enquiries Office

Conversation Circle

Art Collections
Communications

New Staff

Personal Tutors

Changing a Registered Name

Doing Business through Irish

People Finder

Room Bookings Publications Graduation
Forms Postal Service abair.ie

Talks & Tours

General Advice

Webpages

Translation Service

The Irish Language Officer offers a free translation service to staff of Trinity College. A translation request can be made by emailing gaeloifig@tcd.ie and enclosing the text for translation. It is recommended to provide the text in a Microsoft Word or Excel document if possible.

Irish Language Modules

The Centre for Language and Communication Studies offers differnt language modules including Irish. Further information can be found here.

The Department of Irish and Celtic Languages offers modules on Early Irish, Modern Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and the culture and literature of Ireland (through the medium of English or Irish). Further information can be found here.

Library Services

  • You can do business in Irish at the main lending desk in the Berkeley Library between 9am-3.30pm from Monday to Friday.
  • Irish versions of the Library catalogue cearch interface, the Fastlane service and the Library guide are provided in Irish.
  • You can apply for a Visiting Readers' Ticket through Irish.
  • You can avail of a tour of the Library through Irish (during Freshers' Week), and of the Book of Kells (Book of Kells tours must be arranged in advance by contacting adiffley@tcd.ie).

Further Information is available (in Irish) on the Library's Irish language website.

Accommodation Office

An Irish language service is available from the Accommodation Office on request. A staff member is located in Trinity Hall and you can conduct your business in Irish with them in person, by phone or by email. This service can also be requested from the office on campus. Please contact gaeloifig@tcd.ie if you have any queries on this service.

Academic Registry

An Irish language service is available from Academic Registry on request whereby you can conduct your business in Irish in person, by phone or by email. Please contact gaeloifig@tcd.ie if you have any queries on this service.

Enquiries Office

An Irish language service is available from the Enquiries Office on request whereby you can conduct your business in Irish in person, by phone or by email. Please contact gaeloifig@tcd.ie if you have any queries on this service.

 

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Conversation Circle

A weekly conversation circle is held in The Buttery restaurant every Wednesday at 10.30am where Irish speakers and learners from the College community (students, staff and alumni), as well as members of the general public are welcomed. We sit at the wooden tables on the right-hand side inside the main door. Please contact gaeloifig@tcd.ie if you have any queries on the event. All welcome!

*COVID-19*

The conversation circle is currently being held online on a weekly basis. Please contact gaeloifig@tcd.ie for further information or if you would like to take part in the event.

Art Collections

Please find information in Irish on Trinity's art collections here.

You can take an interactive tour of campus art through Irish using your smartphone. It is a self-guided tour so all you need is your smartphone! Please find further information (in Irish) here.

The Irish Language Officer, in collaboration with the Art Collections Curator, provides guided tours of a number of art installations on campus approximately twice a year - during the Irish language Éigse na Tríonóide festival and Seachtain na Gaeilge. The university community and general public are all welcome to these events.

Communications

Spokespersons

Please find a list of a list of Irish-speaking spokespersons in the university here.

Press Releases

Up to 20 of Trinity's press releases are published in both Irish and in English each year. Press releases and Irish-language news items can be found here.

Social Media

Updates on news and events from Oifig na Gaeilge/Irish Language Office are posted on its social media channels regularly. You can follow the office by searching @GaeloifigTCD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

News and event updates from the student society, An Cumann Gaelach, can also be found on Twitter (@CumannGaelach) as well as Facebook and Instagram (@CumannGaelachTCD).

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New Staff

Information on Irish language matters in Trinity is made available to new staff at Human Resources induction sessions. Information is also provided in the booklet they provide.

Personal Tutors

Trintiy's Senior Tutor Services can provide Irish-speaking personal tutors for students. Please contact the Senior Tutor's website to request an Irish-speaking tutor.

Changing a Registered Name

"Fadas" are not always present on student names when they are initially registered in the university's system. Academic Registry can change your details in the system after registration upon provision of official evidence (e.g. passport or driver's licence ) indicating that you normally use that name. "Fadas" can also be included on student cards.

Students are encouraged to make enquiries about this matter long before graduation - the name under which you are registered on my.tcd.ie. will match the name on your degree certificate Please note that graduates may experience difficulties later if the names on their degree certificate and passport do not match.

Please find further information on changing registered personal details on the Academic Registry website or in this form (in Irish).

Doing Business through Irish

Click here for a list of staff members who are happy to do business in Irish. Please email gaeloifig@tcd.ie if you would like to be on this list.

If you are a staff member, you can show you are happy to do business in Irish in 3 further ways:

  1. Add a note to your email signature saying "Fáilte romhat do ghnó a dhéanamh trí Ghaeilge liom" (You are welcome to do business in Irish with me).
  2. Get a badge on your People Finder profile - "Tá Gaeilge agam" or "Tá cúpla focal agam".
  3. Request physical signage (examples pictured) from gaeloifig@tcd.ie, to display in your office.

samplai de na comharthai ata ar fail

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People Finder

Trinity's staff directory, People Finder, can be used through Irish. Please go to peoplefinder.tcd.ie and click on the settings symbol on the right-hand side (next to "PeopleFinder Help?) to change the language option to Irish.

If you are a staff member, you can also include a "Tá Gaeilge agam" or "Tá cúpla focal agam" badge on your profile - please send your username and your choice of badge to gaeloifig@tcd.ie to request this.

Room bookings

An application can be made in Irish to book a room on campus by completing this form from the Enquiries Office.

Irish language / Bilingual Publications

Graduation

Trinity's graduation (commencements) ceremonies, which are held in Latin, open with a greeting in Irish.

Irish language versions of the Commencements Booklet and of the Registrar's Speech are available on request from staff in the hall at graduation.

mic leinn ag suil isteach sa halla scruduithe don bhronnadh ceime

Forms (in Irish)

The forms below are available in Irish:

Postal Service

Trinity's postal service can deliver to Irish language addresses in Trinity. A database of major College addresses in Irish can be found here.

abair.ie

abair.ie is a research project to develop an Irish-language text-to-speech synthesizer. The project is directed by Professor Ailbhe Ní Chasaide and Dr Neasa Ní Chiaráin of the Phonetics and Speech Laboratory which is part of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences of Trinity College Dublin.

General Advice

If you have a question about Irish language matters in Trinity or in general (e.g. Official Languages Act and its Regulations, Irish language services in the university, etc.), you are very welcome to contact the Irish Language Officer at gaeloifig@tcd.ie.

Talks & Tours

The Irish Language Officer is available to speak on Irish language matters and on Trinity's Irish language facilities. Please contact gaeloifig@tcd.ie with any queries in relation to this.

Irish language webpages on the College website

Many of the university's websites have Irish-language minisites and work is being carried out to add an Irish language page to all websites. An Irish language "Gaeilge" option can be seen at the top right-hand corner of each of these areas' homepages and you can click on this link to find the Irish language information on the website.

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Last updated 18 May 2021 by .