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Roscommon student wins a prize for translating English to Irish

May 2, 2022 08:05 By Shannonside News
Roscommon student wins a prize for translating English to Irish Roscommon student wins a prize for translating English to Irish
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A winner was selected from each of the four provinces of Ireland.

A Roscommon secondary school student has won a prize for his efforts in translating English to Irish.

The winners of the 'Aistritheoir√≠ √ďga 2022' (Young Translators) contest were announced at an award ceremony in Dublin this week.

Five secondary school students made the list - one from each of the four provinces in Ireland, who translated from English to Irish, and one who was selected for her excellent translation from French to Irish.

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The best translation (English to Irish) from Connacht was announced as Tom√°s √ď hUiginn from Col√°iste Pobail Roscom√°in, Roscommon

The competition is part of a wider effort to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of the full status of the Irish language as an official working language of the European Union.

From 1 January 2022, all legislation which is enacted in the Union must be translated into Irish (as is already the case for the other 23 official languages).

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