Here you will find some useful links to Celtic pages


Irish Language Links                 Welsh Language links

A good starting point for all. A North American website, primarily, it is aimed chiefly at beginners, containing grammar lessons, proverbs, games and various fora where all aspects of Irish and Irish culture can be discussed in Irish or Irish and English (and where some of the posters hail from Russia, Lithuania, even Ireland :-)... a truly international site.)

Various interactive dictionaries where, depending on the site, you can enter either Irish or English words or verbs, and whose answers include not only the common words you'd expect in a dictionary but also examples from texts from Irish Government documents and from the EU, as well as from works of literature.

Website run by Conradh na Gaeilge, updated each day with clippings from the national press regarding Irish.  Also reports on anything happening in the Irish language world with regard to jobs, literature, festivals, politics, the media...  In Irish only though :-)

The Irish language television bilingual website.  If you click on the web tv link

you get a choice of recorded programmes in Irish that you can watch  - and sometimes you can also see what's being shown at the moment!  Most of the programmes have subtitles in English.

Irish language radio. On the left hand side are links to audio programmes (sport, music, chat, the news etc) which can also be listened to if you have the right player - no subtitles though! :-)

Bilingual website of Foras na Gaeilge, the all-Ireland body that was founded to coordinate Irish language organisations.  On the site there is information about the language itself, where there are language courses, where Irish is used and can be used and so forth.

Website of the daily Irish language newspaper in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Each day's copy is downloadable in Adobe format, just click on the picture of the paper on the bottom left.

Collection of ancient to old Irish texts put on-line by University College Cork. Of some use if you're doing Old Irish! :-)

Monthly e-zine in Irish, featuring articles by various people about various things, not all having something to do with Irish.  On occasion an article has appeared by various members of the Celtic department.  And if you want some inspiration, go to

and read (in Irish :-)) an interview with Marcin Ostasz, a Pole who came to Ireland eight years ago, started learning Irish two years ago and is now living in the Gaeltacht!  Indeed, his Irish is so good people think he's a native speaker! by Alex Hijmans from the Netherlands by Michal Boleslav Mĕchúra from the Czech Republic by Panu Höglund from Finland


(and check out his website which is mainly in Irish, though with a liberal sprinkling of Finnish and some German and English.  He writes about everything under the sun, including composing his own stories in Irish, and has even compiled a Finnish-Irish dictionary. Follow the link to and you'll find his history of Polish - in Irish, naturally.  He even has a link to Tygodnik Polityka 


and, from America, by Jim Norton by April McCabe-Snelling

Gaelic language info

An tEolaire

Irish dictionary on-line

CELT - Corpus of Electronic Texts (on-line Irish language magazine with the English version
of many words also given) (webpage for Irish language magazine) (spell check for Irish and Welsh dictionary) (website of Irish-language entertainer with character)

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Welsh Language links




The big daddy of all the Welsh interest sites. It is "the primary access point for anyone in the world who wishes to access information and services that are associated with Wales. It is a portal to material of Welsh interest on the WWW. It is an online guide to high quality, validated websites offering dependable information relating to Wales and all aspects of Welsh life". Completely bilingual. (The websites listed below are probably covered by this one...)




A directory of information to do with the Welsh language and includes resources (dictionaries, courses, other publications), contacts (publishers, other links), software (fonts, spell-checkers), media (newspapers, magazines, broadcast media, films), newsgroups and other discussion boards as well as personal information. In English.




News from the BBC in Welsh with facilities to turn on Vocabulary activity and translate news into English as well as with all sorts of facilities to enable language learning. (Their grammar book is crap.)




National Library of Wales together with access to Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (Welsh Language equivalent of the OED).




Statutory body set up to facilitate and promote equality of treatment between both national languages of Wales. (Not my best friends...)


5 and two pressure groups devoted to the Welsh language and in particular in the case of the former the threats it faces with regard to the "unfair" housing market leading to internal colonisation by non-Welsh speakers in the Welsh heartland. Has spawned many other websites in both languages. (I am their unofficial French Language Officer).  is mostly in Welsh but English can be found if the searcher looks hard enough.


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Official websites of the National Assembly for Wales.




Messaging group for tutors and students of Welsh at all levels. All messages posted must be as a minimum bilingual. (I am a contributor sometimes).




A community of Welsh language bloggers.




Listings for ex-pats from all over the world but also has links to useful things in "the           home country."




Cross section of materials about Wales: family trees of the princes, recipes, crosswords at different levels. (Language section appallingly inadequate).




Welsh learners and Welsh natives meeting  club for discussion and so forth.




Latest glossy magazine about Wales. (English language only).


13 etc. Different sites from Teach Yourself book if requested on politics, history, sport, culture, language etc. etc.




(Royal) National Eisteddfod of Wales home page. SRW is a Linguist by examination of the Gorsedd of Bards of this organisation.


15 Various sites of a Celtic nature including (North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers of whom SRW is a Member). Site in English. and (a sort of Cymuned from Kernow) and a whole set of links from at site devoted to Brittany:

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Autor: Eugeniusz Cyran
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 24.02.2016, godz. 12:48 - Aleksander Bednarski