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Gaelic - High quality translations by the Fasttranslator Translation Service

Gaelic is one of the three Goidelic, or Gaelic languages. In the eighth article of Ireland’s Constitution, the Irish language was officially declared as the "main language" of the country; it is also one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. This is reason enough to offer translations into Gaelic and vice versa. If you have documents that you would like to have translated, then you’ve come to the right place. We find the right translator for every subject area. It doesn't matter if you work in the field of medicine, technology, or law; all of our native speaking translators possess additional qualifications in various fields. In this way, your texts are translated professionally, with special attention paid to the technical vocabulary. Our experienced project managers are readily available to advise you by phone. If you would like a free and non-binding quote from us, simple send us the text you would like to have translated by email or with the request form located on the right hand side. We look forward to hearing from you!

How much does a translation into Gaelic cost?

The standard rate for translations from English into Gaelic is $ 0,22 per word and for translations from Gaelic into English the industry rate is $ 0,22. For new customers or large texts (more than 5,000 words) we may significantly reduce our rates. For urgent jobs that need several translators working simultaneously, we'll apply a surcharge.

History of the language

The origins and development of the Gaelic language remain somewhat unclear even today. However, it has been scientifically proven that Gaelic was already being spoken in fourth century Ireland. This early form of the language is referred to as Archaic Irish or Old Irish. With the arrival of the Vikings in Ireland, more languages were introduced to the country, but they spread very little. Gaelic was the recognized official language until the 18th century when it began to decrease in importance due to increasing industrialization and development. This is also due to the great famine from 1845 to 1951. To survive, many people immigrated to other English speaking countries such as Britain, the United States, Canada, and Australia. When the people returned to resettle Ireland, the English language was introduced to the country. English was considered the language of the upper class, the government, and the administration. On the other hand, Gaelic was the language of the lowest class and seen as the language of the tramps, farmers, and fishermen. If you are in need of a translation into or from Gaelic, have one of our experienced project managers advise you or you can send us your text by email. You will then receive a non binding quote from us in return as soon possible.

Gaelic and English today

Capability of the English language was necessary for the Irish who strove to climb the social ladder in the 18th century, and in order to receive information and help from the authorities. It can now be stated that the English language is very common, especially in North Ireland. In many North Irish schools, Gaelic is a course subject still offered today and is sometimes even used as the language of instruction. In Ireland, all street signs are written with the names or meanings in both languages. Other public signs such as restaurant signs or urban facilities are usually only written with the English name.

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