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.

Course Details - Spring 2022

Length of Course: 7 weeks (14 hours).
Start Date: Monday 21st February 2022 (every Monday until the 4th April 2022).
Time: 5pm - 7pm.
Room: ORB G.01, O'Rahilly Building, UCC.


€70 (€50 reduced rate)


To register for this course please email or call (021) 490 3105.

Contact Details

Brian Ó Donnchadha,
Course Administrator,

Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha

Centre for Spoken Irish

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