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NEW! Become a Friend or Patron of Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation

Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation develops, promotes and supports literary and cultural translation from and into English, Irish and the other languages of the world. Literary and cultural translation is at the core of our mission as we engage with all stages of the translating process, train student translators and provide resources and residencies for established translators and researchers.

The Centre is housed in a fine Georgian building facing Merrion Square. We are seeking your support to help cover the cost of transforming this building into a worthy location for our ambitious project, and to help with our operating costs. We are wholly reliant on funds raised from outside College to support our mission. Funds raised through our friendship programme will allow us to continue hosting our public outreach and literary translation events, and to develop our research and residency programmes.

If you enjoy our events and activities, would you consider becoming a Friend or Patron of the Centre, or perhaps giving a gift of ‘friendship’ to someone? We have a range of options available, each lasting 12 months. Friendship packages may be purchased at any time during the calendar year. (Please note, you do not need to have a PayPal account to proceed. In this case, choose the 'Checkout as Guest' option.)

Bronze Friends, €100

Bronze Friends receive prior notification and booking options for our events, a TCLCT tote bag and a printed copy of our annual Newsletter. You will also be offered the opportunity to join us at our annual Friends’ Lunch.

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Silver Friends, €250

Silver Friends receive prior notification and booking options for our events, a TCLCT tote bag and a printed copy of our annual Newsletter. You will also receive a copy of each of our book club choices (6-8 books a year) and you will be offered the opportunity to join us at our annual Friends’ Lunch.

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Gold Friends, €500

Gold Friends receive prior notification and booking options for all events, a TCLCT tote bag, a printed copy of our annual Newsletter, and a copy of each of our book club choices (6-8 books a year).

You will be offered two complimentary VIP tickets with reserved seating for our annual International Lecture and you will also receive a complimentary ticket to our annual Friends’ Lunch.

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Patrons, €1,000

Patrons receive prior notification and booking options for all events, a TCLCT tote bag, a printed copy of our annual Newsletter, and a copy of each of our book club choices (6-8 books a year).

You will be offered two complimentary VIP tickets with reserved seating for our annual International Lecture and you will also receive two complimentary tickets for you and a guest to join us at our annual Friends’ Lunch.

In addition, you will be offered the opportunity to host a private event or meeting once a year in one of our two beautiful Georgian reception rooms at 36 Fenian Street (subject to terms and conditions).

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All Friends and Patrons will receive a dedicated Centre Friend Card. Your support will be formally acknowledged in a designated section on our website, and will also be listed in our annual Newsletter and any printed events programmes, subject to your permission.

If you would like more information on becoming a Friend or Patron of Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, please contact Eithne Bowen at littrans@tcd.ie

Inspiring Generations since 1592

Why support Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation?

Our activities bring the best of Irish literature to the world and the best of world literature to Irish readers. Becoming a supporter is a direct investment in the literary translators who open these doors. Through your involvement, you can:

Invest in translators

  • fund travel bursaries for translators and postgraduate students
  • support a translator-in-residence
  • sponsor a student of literary translation

Invest in the professional development of translators

  • support a translation summer school
  • fund a masterclass or annual masterclass
  • fund a lecture or annual lecture series

Invest in translations

  • fund the translation of a novel, a collection of poems, short stories or songs
  • sponsor an annual journal showcasing translations of new Irish writing
  • sponsor a literary translation prize

If you or your organisation are interested in sponsoring a scholarship in literary translation, a visiting translator residency, or translation events, please contact Sonya Perkins, Associate Director, Trinity Development and Alumni, Trinity College Dublin, email: perkinso@tcd.ie

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