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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 small number of 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.

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.

Irish Gaelic Translators Available On A Full-Time Basis

Irish Translator Name

Email Address

Phone Number

Áine Ní Chonghaile

aine@europus.ie

+353 91 572082

Antain Mac Lochlainn

antain@iol.ie

+353 87 6448672/

+353 1 8380816

Ariel Killick,

arielkillick@gmail.com

+353 86 3440 668/

+44 7570043745

Breandán Ó Fiaich

paulofi6@hotmail.com

bofiach@ccea.org.uk

+353 28 90431630/

+353 48 90431630

Bríd Ní Fhlathúin

bnifhlathuin@gmail.com

+353 83-1002074

Cáit Ní Bhriain

caitnibhriain@hotmail.com

+353 85 1533740

Chris McDowell

aistrigh@gmail.com

+33 9 54241350

Christopher Donaghy

christopher@premieririshtranslation.ie

christopher_donaghy@hotmail.com

+44 786811574

Ciarán Mac Raghnaill

ciaranmacraghnaill@ymail.com

+353 86 0622511

Clár Ní Sheachnasaigh

clawrr@gmail.com

 

Clare Rowland,

clarerowland@eircom.net

+353 1 6244025 /

+353 86 1003278

Colm Mac Confhaola

colmmacconfhaola@eircom.net

+353 53 9124797

Colm Mac Fhionnghaile

colmmacfhionnghaile@gmail.com

+353 86 0782639

Cormac Donaghy

cormac@premieririshtranslation.ie

cormacdo79@hotmail.com

+44 7707222245

Darán Ó Dochartaigh

wordsforwords@outlook.ie

+44 79 55054024

Darren Mac Uidheas

darrenmacuidheas@gmail.com

+353 86-3929107

Deaglán Ó Caoimh

ocaoimhdeaglan@gmail.com

+353 87 2264024

Deirdre Brophy

deirdre.brophy1@gmail.com

+33 7 50 40 53 69

Diarmuid Clifford,

diarmuid@ceadmilefocal.ie

+353 86 6052179

Dónall Ó Riagáin,

donall@oriagain.org

+353 45 883595/ +353 87 2497259

Donncha Ó Cróinín,

doc@ling.ie

 +353 87 2340873

Edel de Paor

edeldepaor@gmail.com

+353 877812660

Eimear Uí Cháthasaigh

eimearni@gmail.com

+353 874104550

Elizabeth Warren

barrdotheanga@protonmail.com

+353 87 7454904/ +353 91 595590

Eoin P. Ó Murchú

epomurchu@gmail.com

 

Félim Borland

fborland@gmail.com

+353 87 2688539

Fionnuala de Barra- Cusack

fionnuala@sanastranslations.ie

eolas@sanastranslations.ie

+353 1 6345050

Fionnuala Ní Mhuirí

fnimhuiri@gmail.com

+353 86 340 5593

Freda Mhic Oireachtaigh

fredageraghty@yahoo.com

+353 90 9686697/ +353 87 1227052

Gráinne Gillen

grainne_work@yahoo.ie

+44 7850315255/

+353 48 90842429

Skype: grainneg

Gráinne Ní Lúbaigh

grainnenilubaigh@eircom.net

+353 058 46315

Hannah Ní Dhoimhín

hjdevine@gmail.com

+353 87 2500 426

James Pelow

james@snasta.ie

+353 1 4403808

Julie Bhreathnach,

juliebreathnach@gmail.com

+353 86 3625631

Justin McCubbin

jhmccubbin@gmail.com

+1 4434817530

Justin Ó Gliasáin

angliasanach@gmail.com

 

Laurence Hunt

focalfactory@eircom.net

+353 91 471 745/

+353 85 734 8407

Liam Andrews

liam.s.andrews@btinternet.com

+353 48 90629129

Lorraine Ní Dhonnchú

lorraine.odonoghue@gmail.com

+353 879815471

Máire Nic Mheanman,

mnicmheanman@gmail.com

+353 1 2024477

+353 87 671 0991

Máire Uí Iarnáin,

 iarnain@gmail.com

 +353 91 595091

Mairéad Ní Cheannabháin

maireadnich@hotmail.com

+353 87 6245618

Máirtín Mac Grianna

mmacgrianna@outlook.com

048(028) 90209985

Máirtín Ó Curraoin

mairtinocurraoin@gmail.com

+353 91 553484/ +353 87 7911075

Maitiú Ó Coimín

Maitiu.ocoimin@gmail.com

+353 86 0771822

Malachy Duffin

malduffin@hotmail.com

+44 7877316379

Michael Clarkson

clarksonmj@gmail.com

+44 7837071482

Micheál Ó Catháin,

oubut@eircom.net

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Michelle Ní Mháirtín

shell787@gmail.com

+353 86 3673475

Muireann Ní Bheaglaoich

m.nibheaglaoich@gmail.com

+353 87 9839625

Muireann Ní Chuív

muireann.nichuiv@gmail.com

 

Nóilín Nic Bhloscaidh,

noilin@elive.ie

n.nicbhloscaidh@ulster.ac.uk

048 (028) 95367218

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

nnidhomh@hotmail.com

+353 87 2312223

Padraic de Bhaldraithe,

padraicdeb@eircom.net;

+353 91 596738

+353 87 6591904

Pádraig Ó Ceallacháin

Patrickocallaghan93@gmail.com

+353 87 2802310

Patricia Mac Eoin

patmaceoin@yahoo.com

+353 86 1984437

Peadar de Rás

pjrace@btinternet.com

+44 7845631302

Pól Mac Fheilimidh

p.pimley1@ntlworld.com

+44 2890 611650/ +44 7866 746437

Pól Ó Muireasáin

polom1@hotmail.com

gaeltrans@eircom.net

+353 833965263

Rónán Ó Donnchadha,

donn@eircom.net

+353 66 9156212

Séamas Ó Gealbháin

jamesfx@eircom.net

+353 1 4573424

Séamas Ó Murchú,

omurchu_s@hotmail.com

iago1709@yahoo.es

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Séamus Ó Coileáin,

socoileain@eircom.net

+353 91 849012

Seán Grealy

seangrealy@hotmail.com

+353 86 2899019

Seán Ó Gallchobhair

seanogallchobhair@gmail.com

+353 879287929

Seóna Ní Chonghaile

seonanichonghaile@gmail.com

+353 87 6952930

Síle Dolan

siledolan@gmail.com

+353 86 0542926

Sinéad Ní Néill

sineadnineill@gmail.com

+353 872207800

Siobhán Nic Gabhann

snicg@hotmail.com

 

Sionainn Ní Ghréacháin

shannondanicagrimes@gmail.com

+353 83 0437201

Tadhg Ó Loingsigh

oloingsightadhg@gmail.com

+353 89 4842548

Tomás Ó Ceallaigh

toceallaigh@hotmail.com

+353 87 6390444

Irish Translator Name

Email Address

Phone Number

Áine Ní Chonghaile

aine@europus.ie

+353 91 572082

Antain Mac Lochlainn

antain@iol.ie

+353 87 6448672/

+353 1 8380816

Ariel Killick,

arielkillick@gmail.com

+353 86 3440 668/

+44 7570043745

Breandán Ó Fiaich

paulofi6@hotmail.com

bofiach@ccea.org.uk

+353 28 90431630/

+353 48 90431630

Bríd Ní Fhlathúin

bnifhlathuin@gmail.com

+353 83-1002074

Cáit Ní Bhriain

caitnibhriain@hotmail.com

+353 85 1533740

Chris McDowell

aistrigh@gmail.com

+33 9 54241350

Christopher Donaghy

christopher@premieririshtranslation.ie

christopher_donaghy@hotmail.com

+44 786811574

Ciarán Mac Raghnaill

ciaranmacraghnaill@ymail.com

+353 86 0622511

Clár Ní Sheachnasaigh

clawrr@gmail.com

 

Clare Rowland,

clarerowland@eircom.net

+353 1 6244025 /

+353 86 1003278

Colm Mac Confhaola

colmmacconfhaola@eircom.net

+353 53 9124797

Colm Mac Fhionnghaile

colmmacfhionnghaile@gmail.com

+353 86 0782639

Cormac Donaghy

cormac@premieririshtranslation.ie

cormacdo79@hotmail.com

+44 7707222245

Darán Ó Dochartaigh

wordsforwords@outlook.ie

+44 79 55054024

Darren Mac Uidheas

darrenmacuidheas@gmail.com

+353 86-3929107

Deaglán Ó Caoimh

ocaoimhdeaglan@gmail.com

+353 87 2264024

Deirdre Brophy

deirdre.brophy1@gmail.com

+33 7 50 40 53 69

Diarmuid Clifford,

diarmuid@ceadmilefocal.ie

+353 86 6052179

Dónall Ó Riagáin,

donall@oriagain.org

+353 45 883595/ +353 87 2497259

Donncha Ó Cróinín,

doc@ling.ie

 +353 87 2340873

Edel de Paor

edeldepaor@gmail.com

+353 877812660

Eimear Uí Cháthasaigh

eimearni@gmail.com

+353 874104550

Elizabeth Warren

barrdotheanga@protomail.com

+353 87 7454904/ +353 91 595590

Eoin P. Ó Murchú

epomurchu@gmail.com

 

Félim Borland

fborland@gmail.com

+353 87 2688539

Fionnuala de Barra- Cusack

fionnuala@sanastranslations.ie

eolas@sanastranslations.ie

+353 1 6345050

Fionnuala Ní Mhuirí

fnimhuiri@gmail.com

+353 86 340 5593

Freda Mhic Oireachtaigh

fredageraghty@yahoo.com

+353 90 9686697/ +353 87 1227052

Gráinne Gillen

grainne_work@yahoo.ie

+44 7850315255/

+353 48 90842429

Skype: grainneg

Gráinne Ní Lúbaigh

grainnenilubaigh@eircom.net

+353 058 46315

Hannah Ní Dhoimhín

hjdevine@gmail.com

+353 87 2500 426

James Pelow

james@snasta.ie

+353 1 4403808

Julie Bhreathnach,

juliebreathnach@gmail.com

+353 86 3625631

Justin McCubbin

jhmccubbin@gmail.com

+1 4434817530

Justin Ó Gliasáin

angliasanach@gmail.com

 

Laurence Hunt

focalfactory@eircom.net

+353 91 471 745/

+353 85 734 8407

Liam Andrews

liam.s.andrews@btinternet.com

+353 48 90629129

Lorraine Ní Dhonnchú

lorraine.odonoghue@gmail.com

+353 879815471

Máire Nic Mheanman,

mnicmheanman@gmail.com

+353 1 2024477

+353 87 671 0991

Máire Uí Iarnáin,

 iarnain@gmail.com

 +353 91 595091

Mairéad Ní Cheannabháin

maireadnich@hotmail.com

+353 87 6245618

Máirtín Mac Grianna

mmacgrianna@outlook.com

048(028) 90209985

Máirtín Ó Curraoin

mairtinocurraoin@gmail.com

+353 91 553484/ +353 87 7911075

Maitiú Ó Coimín

Maitiu.ocoimin@gmail.com

+353 86 0771822

Malachy Duffin

malduffin@hotmail.com

+44 7877316379

Michael Clarkson

clarksonmj@gmail.com

+44 7837071482

Micheál Ó Catháin,

oubut@eircom.net

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Michelle Ní Mháirtín

shell787@gmail.com

+353 86 3673475

Muireann Ní Bheaglaoich

m.nibheaglaoich@gmail.com

+353 87 9839625

Muireann Ní Chuív

muireann.nichuiv@gmail.com

 

Nóilín Nic Bhloscaidh,

noilin@elive.ie

n.nicbhloscaidh@ulster.ac.uk

048 (028) 95367218

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

nnidhomh@hotmail.com

+353 87 2312223

Padraic de Bhaldraithe,

padraicdeb@eircom.net;

+353 91 596738

+353 87 6591904

Pádraig Ó Ceallacháin

Patrickocallaghan93@gmail.com

+353 87 2802310

Patricia Mac Eoin

patmaceoin@yahoo.com

+353 86 1984437

Peadar de Rás

pjrace@btinternet.com

+44 7845631302

Pól Mac Fheilimidh

p.pimley1@ntlworld.com

+44 2890 611650/ +44 7866 746437

Pól Ó Muireasáin

polom1@hotmail.com

gaeltrans@eircom.net

+353 833965263

Rónán Ó Donnchadha,

donn@eircom.net

+353 66 9156212

Séamas Ó Gealbháin

jamesfx@eircom.net

+353 1 4573424

Séamas Ó Murchú,

omurchu_s@hotmail.com

iago1709@yahoo.es

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Séamus Ó Coileáin,

socoileain@eircom.net

+353 91 849012

Seán Grealy

seangrealy@hotmail.com

+353 86 2899019

Seán Ó Gallchobhair

seanogallchobhair@gmail.com

+353 879287929

Seóna Ní Chonghaile

seonanichonghaile@gmail.com

+353 87 6952930

Síle Dolan

siledolan@gmail.com

+353 86 0542926

Sinéad Ní Néill

sineadnineill@gmail.com

+353 872207800

Siobhán Nic Gabhann

snicg@hotmail.com

 

Sionainn Ní Ghréacháin

shannondanicagrimes@gmail.com

+353 83 0437201

Tadhg Ó Loingsigh

oloingsightadhg@gmail.com

+353 89 4842548

Tomás Ó Ceallaigh

toceallaigh@hotmail.com

+353 87 6390444

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Irish Gaelic Translators Available On A Part-Time Basis

Irish Translator Name

Email Address

Phone Number

 

Áine de Bhailís,

 

ainewallace@gmail.com

+353 87 9706764

Áine Ní Nualláin

aineninuallain@gmail.com

+353 85 1312985

Ann Fleming

ann.fleming@hotmail.com

+353 91 585359

Antaine Ó Faracháin

madra1916@gmail.com

+353 1 453833%

 

Aoife Ní Ghloinn

anighloinn@gmail.com

+353 879254065

Bernadette Nic an tSaoir

 

bernadet5@iol.ie

+353 21 4308092/ +353 86 8575799

Brian Ó Cléirigh

brian.ocleirigh@gmail.com;

+353 53 9146498

Brian Ó Donnchadha

englishirish@hotmail.com

 

+353 21 4903105/ +353 87 6800398

Bríd Ní Fhatharta

maimin@eircom.net

 

+353 87 6227852

Ciara Ní Chuilinn

ciaranichuilinn@gmail.com

+353 858463524

Ciarán Ó Pronntaigh

ciaranop@gmail.com

+ 44 7786508056

Clíona Ní Chatháin

clionanichathain@hotmail.com

+353 87 6209874

Conchúr Mac Giolla Eáin

irishconor@yahoo.com

+ 353 87 7527039

 

Cyril McIntyre

mcintyrecyril@gmail.com

+353 1 6288523/

+353 87 2589019

Dara Kelly

 

Dara.n.kelly@gmail.com

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Dónall Mac Lochlainn

dthepoet@hotmail.com

+353 74 9157533/

+353 87 9710181

Dónall Ó Foghlú

Donall_o@yahoo.com

+44 7821466977

Éamon Ó hAogáin

eamonohaogain@gmail.com

+353 86 8866148

Eibhlín Nic Gearailt

enicg@eircom.net

+353 87 6402674

Eoghan Mac Mathúna

mosheoladhnua@hotmail.com

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Eoin Mc Evoy

eoin.mc-evoy@ucdconnect.ie

+353 86 0876696

Feargal Ó Béarra,

 

bobailin@gmail.com

+353 85 1546170

Fionnuala Cloke

fionnuala.cloke@gmail.com

+353 85 1291950

Gearóid Ó Fathaigh

gearaltuafathaigh@gmail.com

+353 91797050

Helen Hegarty

Helen_hegarty@hotmail.com

+353 86 8149209

Ian Ó Caoimh

ianocaoimh@gmail.com

+353 87 6470932

Jenny Ní Mhaoileoin

jnimhaoileoin@yahoo.ie

+353 85 7078786

John Caulfield

gaeilgechliste@gmail.com

+353 876977416

Katie Ní Loingsigh

k.niloingsigh@gmail.com

 

Kieran John Murphy

kieran.murphy@ashtreetranslations.ie

+353 48 30888021

Máire Mhic Giolla Rua

Priomhoide@hotmail.com

+353 66 7123940/

+353 87 7724853

Máire Mhic Thaidhg

mmhicthaidhg@hotmail.com

+353 47 87443

Máire Ní Chonghaile

Mtconnelly52@gmail.com

+353 87 9621874

Máire Ó Gruagáin

maryogruagain@gmail.com

+353 1 8354327/

+353 87 2859145

Máirín Ní Mhárta

mnimharta@gmail.com

+353 87 7995255

Maolcholaim Scott

ballyrussell4@gmail.com

(028/048) 90790530

Maree Ní Ghruagáin

mareenighruagain@gmail.com

+353 866099834

Marie Darmody

mariedarmody@gmail.com

+353 87 2153589

Marie Riney

mariney@europe.com

 

+353 86 1023276

Mark Doris

 markdorishome@yahoo.com

+353 87 44 30 727

Mícheál Mac Aonghusa

mlmaca@eircom.net

+353 87 6426447

Míchéal Mac Diarmada

Michaelmcdermott1985@gmail.com

+353 877720545

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin,

michealosuilleabhain@gmail.com

+353 21 4884203 /

+353 85 7516753

Niall Comer

niallcomer@googlemail.com

+353 48 29557721

Nóirin Uí Mhaolaoí

noirinuimhaolaoi@gmail.com

+353 1 2886870

+353 87 2046398

 

Pádraic Déiseach

padraicdeiseach@gmail.com

+353 877538261

Pádraic Ó Giobúin

parmar@eircom.net

+353 87 6869776

Pádraig Mac an tSaoir

macateerp@btinternet.com

+353 2894479107

Pádraig Ó Cuinneagáin

Padraig.ocuinneagain2@mail.dcu.ie

+353 87 640 1682/ +44 77 43667591

Pádraigín Ní Ghallchóir

p.nighallchoir@gmail.com

+353 87-9447124

Paula Ní Shlatarra

paulaslattery43@gmail.com

+353 1 4978617

PJ Mac Gabhann

Pj.macgabhann@gmail.com

+353 85 7630837

Séamas de Barra

scdebarra@eircom.net

seamas.debarra@oireachtas.ie

+353 1 4933782/

+353 1 6184847

Séamus Mac Conmidhe

seamusmacconmidhe@yahoo.com

+353 48 79549776

Seán Mac Corraidh

sean.maccorraidh@sky.com

+353 2890 625239/

+44 7706238253

Seán Ó Dubhda

sodubhda@yahoo.com

 

Seán Ó Riain

sean.oriain@web.de

 

+322299 2494

+ 322374 4273

 

Síobhra Aiken

siobhraa@gmail.com

+353 861559024

Tomás Ó Máille

tomas_omaille@yahoo.com

+353 87 4525875

+32 495 225853

Treasa Ní Dhonnchú

treasa.odonoghue@gmail.com

+353 87 2406043

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