Monday 16 October 2017


Kim Bielenberg

Kim Bielenberg

A growing number of students are learning Irish words using iPad apps.

Cúlacaint 3, the third app in TG4's award-winning Irish words series for kids, has just been released.

The first Cúlacaint was an instant success and took the Best Learner's Award at the Celtic Media Festival in Wales earlier this year.

The second, Cúlacaint 2, has just been nominated for the Appy 2013 Awards, the scheme that celebrates creativity in app design.

The operation of the app is simple. Children press on a picture and the word comes up and is also spoken.

This latest version of Cúlacaint provides useful Irish words for topics such as by the seaside, in the city, at the farm, and in the woods.

It is available free from the iTunes App Store.

TG4 head of kids content Siobhán Ní Bhrádaigh says: "We've been really heartened by the positive reaction to our previous apps, both from parents and teachers."

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