Irish Writing Tips Blog

How a Síneadh Fada Can Protect You From Fraudsters

How a Síneadh Fada Can Protect You From Fraudsters

A lot of people don't believe it's important to put a síneadh fada in the right place...

What is a séimhiú?

What is a séimhiú?

What is a séimhiú? The beginning of Irish words are often changed depending on where they appear in a sentence. A séimhiú or lenition is one type...
How to do the Foclach Game - 3 Tips for the Irish Wordle

How to do the Foclach Game - 3 Tips for the Irish Wordle

Here are my top 3 tips for how to do the Foclach game (the Irish Wordle).
Top 3 Irish language trends for 2022

Top 3 Irish language trends for 2022

There are some big things happening for the Irish language in 2022. These are the top 3 trends I'm seeing.

Do you make these mistakes in Irish?

Do you make these mistakes in Irish?

Lots of people make basic mistakes again and again when they’re writing in Irish.  But now there are loads of online tools and apps available that help so that we can all write in Irish with more confidence. 

Irish writing is getting addictive

Irish writing is getting addictive

I've been surprised at how often people have been using GaelGram to check their Irish writing for spelling & grammar mistakes... It's almost like Irish writing is becoming addictive the more we use online tools to write with confidence. 

Is the writing on the wall for the Irish language?

Is the writing on the wall for the Irish language?

When you hear about the writing being "on the wall" for the Irish language, it's often about doom and gloom. But in this video I talk about how m...
Anois Irish Grammar Checker: Complete Guide [Updated 2021]

Anois Irish Grammar Checker: Complete Guide [Updated 2021]

Anois is one of the most popular Irish grammar checkers for Microsoft Word for Windows. 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...

GaelGram Official Launch Event Video

GaelGram Official Launch Event Video

A few people who missed the official launch event for GaelGram the other day have asked me to release the recording of it. So here it is... This ...
Google Just Banned My Ad Because It Was in Irish - Here's What Happened...

Google Just Banned My Ad Because It Was in Irish - Here's What Happened...

I just tried to create an ad in Irish on Google Ads. It was meant to be for my new GaelGram online grammar checker. BUT my ad was rejected just because it was "as Gaeilge." Find out why...

A Billionaire Just Messaged Me About Irish... #Gaeilge

A Billionaire Just Messaged Me About Irish... #Gaeilge

It's not every day that a billionaire messages you back about the Irish language. But that's what happened when I sent a #Gaeilge tweet to Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe. Watch the video to find out why...

Focloir: The Ultimate Guide to focloir .ie [Updated 2021]

Focloir: The Ultimate Guide to focloir .ie [Updated 2021]

With nearly 30,000 searches for the "focloir" website happening every month, it's the number 1 resource for people who want an English to Irish dictionary. But many of the best "focloir" features are hidden in plain sight. Until now...