New English-Irish Dictionary To be Launched by Irish President
IRISH President Michael D. Higgins will be launching Foras na Gaeilge’s online English-Irish dictionary – www.focloir.ie in the ‘Winter Room’, National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin on Thursday 24 January 2013 at 6.30pm
This new online dictionary, which has been twelve years in the making, will contain 50,000 words and 250,000 references. It is one of the most important developments for the Irish language and one of the most significant projects currently being undertaken by Foras na Gaeilge. It is the first official English-Irish dictionary since the publication of the de Bhaldraithe’s dictionary in 1959.
It’s the first English-Irish dictionary that will provide audio samples of the words in three Irish-language dialects. And it has new words included such as cloud computing, cyber bullying, defriend, ghost estate, podcasting and retweet.
President Michael D. Higgins, Government ministers, linguists, college representatives and professors, Irish language organisations will be in attendance.
The website will go live the evening of Thursday 24 January 2013. More details will be available in the coming days as well as a link to sample pages of this dictionary