Irish online book club wins European language award

29 Sep 2010

An online Irish-language book club has received the European Award for Languages – The European Language Label 2010 – at a ceremony in NUI Maynooth this week.

The website,, is designed to encourage Irish speakers of all levels, in Ireland and in countries such as America and Australia, where Irish speakers are actively trying to promote the language, to read more Irish-language material.

Interactive content

The website provides the user with interactive content, such as monthly book competitions, posing questions to authors and providing a platform to discuss different books each month. is an initiative of Gaelchultur Teoranta and was established in 2009. It receives financial support from Clár na Leabhar Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Arts Council.

The Language Label is a European-wide award that recognises creative and innovative ways to improve the quality of language teaching and learning.