A Roscommon secondary school student has won a prize for his efforts in translating English to Irish.
The winners of the 'Aistritheoirí Óga 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.
The best translation (English to Irish) from Connacht was announced as Tomás Ó hUiginn from Coláiste Pobail Roscomáin, 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).