Short Course in Translation Skills

Course Summary

  • This course will examine the translation of various different types of texts, such as reports, literature, directions, school books, pamphlets, signs etc.
  • Grammar points in relation to translation will be looked at.   There will be a study of An Caighdeán Oifigiúil and focus will be placed on any changes that have been made recently to the official standard.
  • Editing skills will be taught.
  • Styles will be discussed, for example, Anglicism.
  • Various different sources which are available to translators will be examined.   Special emphasis will be placed on online sources ( and
  • Participants are not required to have any past experience in the field of translation but a high standard of written and spoken Irish will be essential.

Contact Details

Brian Ó Donnchadha,
Course Administrator,

Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha

Centre for Spoken Irish

Room G02, O'Rahilly Building, College Road, Cork