Irish translators: native and mother-tongue professionals
We recruit the best Irish translators for your specific project. Sworn, legal or technical translations in Irish. Also captioning, transcription and translation of subtitles for your corporate videos. Located Spain, our translation agency specializes in the Spanish <> English <> Irish language pairs.
In addition to translations from or into Irish, we also offer translation services in the following languages:
Who speaks Irish?
Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge nah Eireann) is a Celtic language spoken by 138,000 people as their mother tongue, and by another million people as a second language in Ireland, with 276,000 first language speakers worldwide.
Mother-tongue translators of Irish
One of the aspects to be taken into account before hiring a English-Irish translator is that this should be his or her native language. If the translation is from Irish into English, they must be native English speakers; but if you need a translation from English into Irish, translators should ideally be Irelanders.
Professional linguists with a linguistic college degree in Irish and the target language
In addition to being native speakers, all our translators have a college degree in Translation and Interpreting (in Spain or in Ireland, etc.). They are professional linguist in their field of expertise for which they have specialised as translators of Irish (Law, Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Computer Science…). They have also completed their education in languages and translation techniques.
We translate any type of documents or content between Irish and English, or any requestes language
Patents, birth, marriage or death certificates, technical data sheets, product catalogues, public and private agreements, notarial deeds, adoption procedures, annual accounts, financial statements… Below you will find additional translation and localisation services for the Irish language.
Where does Irish come from?
According to the 2016 census, 1.76 million people in Ireland claim to speak Irish; 73,803 speak it daily; 111,473 speak it weekly; 586,535 speak it less frequently, and the rest rarely speak it. The main concentrations of Irish speakers are in Gaeltacht, along the west coast of Ireland and has a total population of 96,090. On average, 66% of Gaeltacht residents speak Irish.
In 2011 the UK Census highlighted that 184,898 people in Northern Ireland (10.65% of the population) have some knowledge of Irish, and that 104,943 of them can speak the language. Irish is the mother tongue of some 4,130 people in Northern Ireland. According to other sources, about 9,000 people speak fluent Irish in Britain. It is not clear whether this includes Northern Ireland.
According to another census, about 18,815 people speak Irish in the United States, especially in the northeastern states. Irish language courses are available at a number of universities and colleges in the USA and Canada.
In 2011, 1,895 people in Australia claimed to use Irish as their mother tongue. You can also study modern and ancient Irish at the University of Sydney.
More information about the Irish language