Irish Language Software Blog/Blag Cruinneog

How to Fix a Weird Bug in Microsoft Word

How to Fix a Weird Bug in Microsoft Word
I've been getting a lot of emails recently about a weird bug in Microsoft Word that happens when people are typing Irish. This video shows how to ...

NEW English-Irish dictionary launched... Foclóir nua Béarla-Gaeilge seolta...

NEW English-Irish dictionary launched... Foclóir nua Béarla-Gaeilge seolta...

There's a brand new printed English-Irish dictionary available... Tá foclóir nua Béarla-Gaeilge ar fáil anois... In this video I give a quick overview of it and explain why there's nothing concise about this new Concise English-Irish Dictionary from Foras na Gaeilge.

REVEALED: The Most Controversial Irish Language Writing Tool

REVEALED: The Most Controversial Irish Language Writing Tool

There's one controversial online tool people don't like to talk about when it comes to writing in Irish. In this video, I reveal what it is and why you should use it...   

Terrified of writing in Irish? Here are tips that will help

Terrified of writing in Irish? Here are tips that will help

Lots of people are literally scared of writing in Irish - especially if they haven't done it for a long time. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this video I share some tips that make getting back to writing in Irish much easier...

Top Irish Dictionary and Online Resources

Top Irish Dictionary and Online Resources
There are lots of Irish dictionary and online resources available these days. Watch this video to find out about the top ones - including the amazing website I use everyday when I'm writing Irish that no one mentioned in my recent survey...

Anois Irish Grammar Checker: Complete Guide [Updated 2020]

Anois Irish Grammar Checker: Complete Guide [Updated 2020]

Anois is most popular Irish grammar checker for Microsoft Word. In this guide I share tips for using Anois to help correct Irish grammar and Irish spelling - including how to install Anois fully and the Irish thesaurus feature for power users...

How to stop Word changing "i" to "I" in Irish

How to stop Word changing "i" to "I" in Irish
One of the most frustrating things about typing in Irish in Microsoft Word is that it keeps changing a lower case "i" to an uppercase "I" automatic...

Fundraising for charity cycling and other blog posts

Diarmaid Mac Mathuna blog screen shot
Some of you will know that I do a few other things when I'm not working on projects like the Irish spelling checker GaelSpell or our Irish grammar ...

Why we chose Shopify for our website

Why we chose Shopify for our website
Switching our website over to the Shopify platform (from GoDaddy's old website builder) has hopefully made finding out about our Irish language software easier for our website's visitors. It certainly has made it easier for us to manage how we showcase our products and create special offers for both GaelSpell and Anois.

Irish Names: Focus on the Top 10 Irish Boy Names

Irish Names: Focus on the Top 10 Irish Boy Names
I've just published my latest video which is the first of our series looking at Irish names. This one gives a quick summary of the official Top 10...

GaelSpell for Mac now available

GaelSpell for Mac now available

We've recently launched GaelSpell for Apple Mac. It's the long awaited version of our Irish spelling checker that works with Microsoft Word on Apple Mac / OS X computers.

[UPDATED] How do you spell Focloiropedia? Is it Foclóiropedia? Or even Foclóiripedia?

Foclóiropedia book cover
The beautifully illustrated Irish language book "Foclóiropedia" is bound to end up in lots of children's Christmas stockings this year. But I was s...