Certified and Human Irish Translator List

Irish Translator work

If you search for an Irish translator online to translate from English to Irish Gaelic or vice versa, beware of the results you get from some of the computer generated resluts. While they are getting better, they aren't yet ready to replace a real human Irish or Gaelic translator.

Translating Gaelic, or Irish as it is more commonly known in Ireland, requires the skills and training that translating in any language demands. However, until 2005, there was no way of knowing if the translator you had found was capable of the job.

There are some funny and awful stories of English to Gaelic translation going horribly wrong. A sign was put up on a busy Dublin street a few years ago with 'Féach ceart' on it. What was intended was 'Look right'. What was translated actually means 'Look correct.' Don't know who the Irish translator was on the job but it was embarrassing for the Dublin City Council.

And it pains me to think how you correct that badly translated Gaelic tattoo! So take care and pay for an accredited Gaelic translator if you want to be quite sure of something that's accurate. Have a look at my other Irish translation tips

Accreditation System for Gaelic Translators

Just because someone is fluent in Irish Gaelic doesn't make them suitable to work as an Irish translator. In 2005 Foras na Gaeilge (the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland) introduced an Irish translator accreditation system. The aim was to ensure proper standards in the Irish Gaelic translation sector and to safeguard the reputation of competent Irish translators.

Each Irish Translator should now reach a level of competence which will allow them to look for work in the Irish public sector and elsewhere. The certification qualifies candidates to work as both an English to Gaelic translator and Gaelic to English translator.

Irish Translator Certified List

Below is a list of accredited Irish translators. I have taken and edited this list from Foras na Gaeilge . I have added links for email addresses and eliminated certified translators who do not have contact details. Some on the list still offer just phone or email address but not both which is a bit inconvenient.

I suspect that in a few cases the email addresses provided may no longer be valid but if you have difficulty getting a response from any, let me know and I will delete them from this Irish translator list. I would equally be glad to hear about those you did hear from and were happy with the service, so that we can let others know.

If the Irish translator below has an asterisk* after their name, they are not available for Irish public sector work.

Some of the Gaelic translators on the list may have a number beginning with 048. These are based in the North of Ireland and can only be reached on this number from the Republic of Ireland. Use the alternative provided if calling from anywhere else.

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Gaelic - Irish Translators A-E

Gaelic Translator Name

Email Address

Tel. Number
Áine de Bhailís,

ainewallace@gmail.com

+353 87 9706764

Áine Ní Chonghaile*

aine@europus.ie

+353 91 572082

+353 91 572335

Aislínn Nic Ruairí*

aislinnnic@gmail.com

Anne O’Reilly*

anne.oreilly@eteams.ie

+353 61 640971

+353 87 9296159

Antain Mac Lochlainn*

antain@iol.ie

+353 87 6448672
+353 1 8083816

Antaine Ó Faracháin*

madra1916@gmail.com

+353 1 4538192

Aodán Ó Caoimh

aocaoimh@hotmail.com

+353 94 9373852
+353 87 7677327

Ariel Killick,

arielkillick@gmail.com

+353 86 3440 668
+44 7570043745

Austin Duff

austinduff@yahoo.com

Bernadette Nic an tSaoir

bernadet5@iol.ie

+353 21 4308092
+353 86 8575799

Breandán de Róiste

eofeasa@eircom.net

+353 1 6104442
+353 1 6243755

Breandán Ó Fiaich

paulofi6@hotmail.com

+44 28 90431630
048 90431630

Brian Ó Cléirigh

brian.ocleirigh@gmail.com

+353 53 9146498

Brian Ó Donnchadha

b.odonnchadha@ucc.ie
englishirish@hotmail.com

+353 21 4903105
+353 87 6800398

Bríd de Staic*

bridstack@gmail.com

+353 87 9073999

Bríd Ní Fhatharta

maimin@eircom.net

+353 87 6227852

Cáit Nic Fhionnlaoich*

caitmcginley@gmail.com

+353 863793449

Caitlín Seoighe

translations@eteams.ie

+353 87 2171707

Caoimhe Ní Shúilleabháin

cnishuilleabhain@gmail.com

+353 86 4043663

Cassie Ní Chathasaigh

Cassie.nichathasaigh@oegaillimh.ie

+353 87 9904902

Cathal Ó Manacháin,

comanachain@yahoo.com

+353 87 2920563

Ciara Hall,

ciara.Hall@gmx.net

Ciarán Mac Raghnaill

ciaranmacraghnaill@ymail.com

+353 86 0622511

Ciarán Ó Ceallaigh

ciarankellykk@yahoo.ie

+353 87 2834773

Ciarán Ó Pronntaigh

ciaranop@gmail.com

+ 44 7786508056

Claire Marie Dunne*

claire.dunne36@mail.dcu.ie

Clare Rowland,

clarerowland@eircom.net

+353 1 6244025
+353 86 1003278

Colm Mac Confhaola*

colmmacconfhaola@eircom.net

+353 53 9124797

Colmcille Ó Monacháin*

omonaco@gmail.com

Conchúr Mac Giolla Eáin

irishconor@yahoo.com

+ 353 87 7527039

Cora de Paor

coramdepaor@eircom.net

+353 1 6247976

Cyril McIntyre

cmcintyre@iol.ie

+353 1-6288523
+353 87-2589019

Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh

daithibl@gmail.com

+353 46 9487983
+353 87 2368364

Damien Ó Muirí,

damienomuiri@hotmail.com

+353 1 4602352

Dara Kelly

Dara.n.kelly@gmail.com

Deaglán Ó Caoimh

deaglanocaoimh@yahoo.ie

+353 87 2264024

Diarmuid Clifford,

diarmuid_clifford@yahoo.co.uk

+353 86 6052179

Dónal Ó Droighneáin*

donalodroighneain@eircom.net

+353 91 553520
+353 87 9687796

Dónall Mac Lochlainn

dthepoet@hotmail.com

+353 74 9157533
+353 87 9710181

Dónall Ó Foghlú

Donall_o@yahoo.com

028 90223897/

+44 7821466977

Dónall Ó Riagáin,

donall@oriagain.org

+353 45 883595
+353 87 2497259

Donncha Ó Cróinín,

doc@ling.ie

+353 87 2340873

Donncha Ó Riain,

donnchaoriain@eircom.net

+353 62 57155

Éamann Ó Ceallaigh,

eamannoceallaigh@hotmail.com

+353 74 9180727

Éamon Ó hAogáin



+353 86 8866148

Éanna Ó Ceallaigh*

endakelly7@googlemail.com

+353 87 6822231

Edel de Paor

edeldepaor@gmail.com

+353 91 572048
+353 877812660

Eibhlín Nic Gearailt

enicg@eircom.net

 

+353 87 6402674

Eilís Ní Dhúill

enidhuill@gmail.com

+353 87 2941140

Eoin de Búrca

temuchie@yahoo.ie

+353 87 7838527

 

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Gaelic -Irish Translator F-M

Gaelic Translator Name

Email Address

Tel. Number
Áine de Bhailís,

ainewallace@gmail.com

+353 87 9706764

Feargal Ó Béarra,

bobailin@gmail.com

+353 85 1546170

Félim Borland

fborland@gmail.com

+353 87 2688539

Fionnuala Cloke

fionnuala.cloke@gmail.com

+353 85 1291950

Fionnuala de Barra- Cusack

fionnuala@sanastranslations.ie

eolas@sanastranslations.ie

+353 1 6345050
+353 87 7997240

Fionnuala Ní Mhuirí

fnimhuiri@gmail.com

+353 86 340 5593

Freda Mhic Oireachtaigh

fredageraghty@yahoo.com

+353 90 9686697
+353 87 1227052

Gabhán Ó Dochartaigh,

dochartach@hotmail.com

048-87725329

Gearóid Ó Fathaigh

gearaltuafathaigh@gmail.com

+353 91 797050

Gráinne Gillen

grainne_work@yahoo.ie

Gráinne Ní Fhlatharta

grainne_ni_fhlatharta@yahoo.ie

+353 87 2733631

Gráinne Ní Lúbaigh

grainnenilubaigh@eircom.net

+353 058 46315

Gráinne Ní Mhuirí*

grainnenimhuiri@gmail.com

Helen Hegarty

helen_hegarty@hotmail.com

+353 86 8149209

Hilary Lavelle

hilary.lavelle@gmail.com

+353 46 9431054

Ian Ó Caoimh

ianocaoimh@gmail.com

+353 87 6470932

Iarla Mac Aodh Bhuí,

iarla@mac.com

+353 91 592061
+353 87 241 9249

Íte Ní Chionnaith*

ite.nichionnaith@dit.ie

+353 1 4536011

Julie Bhreathnach,

juliebreathnach@gmail.com

+353 86 3625631

Justin McCubbin

justin.mccubbin@ul.ie
justin.mccubbin@ul.ie

+353 85 7767623

Kate Ní Dhonnchú 

cornagcaor@yahoo.co.uk

+353 91 551939
+353 86 8178711

Laurence Hunt

focalfactory@eircom.net

+353 91 471 745
+353 85 734 8407

Liam Andrews

liam.s.andrews@btinternet.com

048 90629129

Lorraine Ní Dhonnchú

lorraine.odonoghue@gmail.com

+353 879815471

Maeve Eason,

maevee@gmail.com

+353 86 374 8762

Máire Mhic Giolla Rua

priomhoide@hotmail.com

+353 66 7123940

+353 87 7724853

Máire Mhic Thaidhg

mmhicthaidhg@hotmail.com

+353 47 87443

Máire Ní Fhinneadha

 

+353 91 593189

Máire Nic Mheanman,

mnicmheanman@gmail.com

mnicmheanman@ireland.com

+353 1 285 0574
(after 6.30pm)
+353 87 671 0991

Máire Ó Gruagáin

maryogruagain@gmail.com

+353 1 8354327/

+353 87 2859145

Máire Uí Iarnáin,

iarnain@gmail.com

+353 91 595091

Mairéad Ní Chatháin

mairead.nichathain@nuigalway.ie

+353 87 9913747

Mairéad Ní Cheannabháin

maireadnich@hotmail.com

+353 87 6245618

Máirín Ní Mhárta

mnimharta@gmail.com

+353 87 7995255

Máirtín Mac Grianna

martin.green9@ntlworld.com

+44 28 90209985
048 90209985

Máirtín Ó Curraoin

mairtinocurraoin@hotmail.com

+353 91 553484
+353 87 7911075

Maree Ní Ghruagáin

mareenighruagain@gmail.com

+353 866099834

Marie Corley

 

+353 65 6822567
+353 87 2022780

Marie Darmody

mariedarmody@gmail.com

+353 87-2153589

Marie Riney*

mariney@europe.com

+353 86 1023276

Marion Gunn,

mgunn@egt.ie

+353 1 283 9396

Mark Doris*

markdorishome@yahoo.com

Mary Martin

mary.martin100@gmail.com

+353 1 2802692

Mícheál Mac Aonghusa

mlmaca@eircom.net

+353 1 4733902
+353 87 6426447

Míchéal Mac Diarmada

michaelmcdermott1985@gmail.com

+353 877720545

Micheál Ó Catháin,

oubut@eircom.net

Mícheál Ó Leidhin

Micheal.oleidhin@nuigalway.ie

+353 85 7084337

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin,

michealosuilleabhain@gmail.com

+353 21 4884203
+353 85 7516753

Michelle Ní Mháirtín

shell787@gmail.com

+353 86 3673475

Muireann Ní Chuív

muireann.nichuiv@gmail.com

+353 87 6312219

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Gaelic - Irish Translator N-Z

 

Gaelic Translator Name

Email Address

Tel. Number
Niall Comer

niallcomer@googlemail.com

+44 28 29557721
048 29557721

Nóilín Nic Bhloscaidh,

noilin@elive.ie

+353 86 1057721
+44 7740 508143

Nóirin Uí Mhaolaoí

noirinuimhaolaoi@gmail.com

+353 1 2886870
+353 87 2046398

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

nnidhomh@hotmail.com

+353 87 2312223

Padraic de Bhaldraithe,

padraicdeb@eircom.net

+353 91 551126
+353 91 596738

Pádraic Déiseach

padraicdeiseach@gmail.com

+353 87-7538261

Pádraic Ó Giobúin 

parmar@eircom.net

+353 87 6869776

Pádraig Mac an tSaoir

macateerp@btinternet.com

+44 28 94479107

Paula Ní Shlatarra

paula43@ireland.com

+353 1 4978617

Peadar de Rás

pjrace@btinternet.com

+352 27764025
+352 691117807

Peadar Ó Ceannabháin

poceannabhain@eircom.net

+353 87 4126303

Peadar Ó Cúláin,

peadar.oculain@rte.ie

+353 87 9290874

Poilin Nic Liaim

 

+353 86 8293790

Pól Mac Fheilimidh

ppimley@ccea.org.uk

+44 2890 243864
+44 7866 746437

Pól Ó Braoin

teangaire@gmail.com

+353 90 6478643
+353 87 6439628

Pól Ó Muireasáin

polom1@hotmail.com
gaeltrans@eircom.net

Robert Gunning*

robertgunning2@gmail.com

+ 32 472014337

Róisín Ní Dhuibhir

roisin.nidhuibhir@gmail.com

+353  87 2193249

Róisín Ní Mhianáin

kjxdu2@gmail.com

Roisín Nic Dhonncha

roisinnicdhonncha@hotmail.com

+353 87 6840036

Rónán Ó Donnchadha,

donn@eircom.net

+353 66 9156212

Sara Ní Chonchúir

saranichonchuir@gmail.com

Séamas de Barra

scdebarra@eircom.net

seamas.debarra@oireachtas.ie

+353 1 4933782
+353 1 6184847

Séamas Ó Gealbháin

jamesfx@eircom.net

+353 1 4573424

Séamas Ó Murchú,

omurchu_s@hotmail.com
iago1709@yahoo.es

Séamus Mac Conmidhe,

seamusmacconmidhe@yahoo.com

+44 28 79549776
048 79549776

Séamus Ó Coileáin,

socoileain@eircom.net

+353 91 849012

Séamus Ó Murthaile

omurthaile@gmail.com

353 214501422
+353 87 2613038

Seán Grealy

seangrealy@hotmail.com

+353 86 2899019

Seán Hade,

sean.hade@yahoo.co.uk

Seán Mac Corraidh

sean.maccorraidh@btinternet.com

+44 2890 625239
+44 7706238253

Seán Ó Buachalla

seanobuachalla@gmail.com

+353 1 8255437
+353 85 7788486.

Seán Ó Daimhín,

sean_mor@btinternet.com

+44 28 71382191
048 71382191
after 5.00pm

Seán Ó Dubhda

sodubhda@yahoo.com

Seán Ó Laoi

seanolaoi@ireland.com

+353 86 6017597

Seán Ó Maolchallann

sean.omaolchallann@mac.com

+353 86 8568581

Seán Ó Riain

sean.oriain@ec.europa.eu

sean.oriain@web.de

+322-299 2494
+322-374 4273

Seóna Ní Chonghaile

seona.nichonghaile@eteams.ie

+353 91 392404
+353 87 6952930

Shanna Ní Rabhartaigh*

snirabhartaigh@gmail.com

+353 87 9320001

Sinéad Ní Ráinne

snirainne@gmail.com

+353 86 8473326

Tomás Breathnach

salahoona@eircom.net

+353 87 6826795
+353 91 874524

Tomás Ó Ceallaigh

toceallaigh@hotmail.com

+353 87 6390444

Tomás Ó Máille*

aistriuchain@scarlet.be

Tomás Ó Maolalaidh,

tomaolalaidh@yahoo.co.uk

+353 87 6777703

Tony Mac Thóim

t.macthoim@googlemail.com

Tracey Ní Mhaonaigh*

nimhaont@gmail.com
tracey.nimhaonaigh@nuim.ie

+353 87 6198507

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