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Another Irish collaborative Project!

Another Irish collaborative Project!

In recent years there  has seen been a notable  increase in the number of collaborative projects on the internet. One of the greatest assets which the internet has is the amassing of information and distributing it for free. The best known example of this collaborative force can be seen in websites such as Wikipedia or the Irish version Vicipéid.


This trend is not limited to other languages as a great number of Irish speakers across the globe have their say and increase the visibility of the language on the net.

The translation of Facebook into Irish has been one of the better known success stories and is commonly known as Feidhmchlár in Irish.

Now The Irish dictionary on the website focloirgaeilge.ie is now available in PDF format. Entries are added to the dictionary which is a collaborative project on a daily basis.  It is written and edited by the Irish speaking public and it”s aim is to provide an online free dictionary for Irish speakers using the collaborative nature of the internet.

The website was first launched in August 2008. There has been over 2,190 entries to the dictionary since the launch and over 190 members are contributing to the project. To contribute to the project users must first register with the website. More than 900,000 dictionary searches have been made.

The site is also available in English at http://www.irishdictionary.org.

Eoin Ó Conchúir (trading as eTEanga) the founder of the website is based in Rhebogue in Limerick city and runs other successful Irish language websites such as IrishGaelicTranslator.com




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