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Five young people who aren't lost in translation and FODC consulting on Irish

THE WINNERS of the Aistritheoirí Óga 2021/Young Translators contest were announced at a virtual award ceremony last Friday with winners from each of the four provinces winning awards as well as one overall winner, Maitilde Warsop from Galway.  

Matilde also won the prize for Connaught while the other provincial winners were Ulster: Séamas Ó Fearáin from Scoil Iósaef (St Joesph’s Donaghmore); Leinster: Saoirse Ng, Coláiste Chilliain and Munster: Rebecca Ní Dhúil from Meánscoil Bríd Naofa.

Alanna Plunkett won the The best translation from a language other than English award for her excellent translation from Spanish to Irish.

This was the fourth edition of Aistritheoirí Óga, the annual translation contest organised jointly by the European Commission and the Irish Government. 

The contest aims to promote a high standard of Irish, to encourage multilingualism among secondary school students and to encourage their interest in linguistic professions. 

62 students from 28 schools took part in this year’s contest and students translated from English, French, German and Spanish to Irish.

:: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is currently reviewing and revising its Irish Language Policy;

Developing an Irish Language Strategy for Council and Creating a three-year Action Plan for Council.

These policies provide the strategic and operational direction for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council over the next few years.  

A 12-week period of consultation, running until 1 July 2021, is up and running by Council and facilitated by independent consultants, Insight Solutions.  

You can contribute to this consultation process via the consultation events, online survey or in writing.

This is an opportunity for everyone with an interest in the Irish Language to engage with Council and ensure that our Policy, Strategy and Action Plan reflect the needs of residents within our District.

A number of consultation events are being held for the public to get involved in this process. 

For details of these and any further information you might require, you should contact or phone 0300 303 1777 and ask for an Irish Language Officer.

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