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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Opportunities with Irish in this Sector

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Art, Craft & Design
Art, Craft & Design

There are many small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland involved in the provision of goods or services who conduct their business solely through Irish, particularly in Gaeltacht areas.

The Irish-language community appreciates dealing in their language of choice when doing business. Companies that deal mainly in English may hire a bilingual member of staff, affording them the opportunity to offer services to Irish language speakers.

Companies tend to recruit staff with qualifications, experience and technical skills relevant to their business. In addition to the required skillset, fluency in Irish is of interest to companies targeting the Irish language community.

There is a vibrant arts community here, including visual and performing arts, which are supported by Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

Career opportunities for graduates in this sector include galleries, community arts, local authorities, event management, multimedia, the public sector and European careers. Self-employment is also an option.

What are the main occupations where Irish may be used?

Arts Administrator
Arts agent / Promoter
Digital Media Designer
Film / Video Editor
Graphic Designer

What types of courses might help?

Undergraduate Courses:

A qualification in an art or design discipline, or in art history, arts management or the performing arts, is a distinct advantage. Many who work in the heritage sector, for example, have a relevant qualification in history, archaeology, library or archive studies, folklore, art history, museum management, education or design.

Courses that might help:

Postgraduate Courses:

There are many postgraduate courses you can take as an add-on to your skills toolkit to give you just the advantage you need:

  • Diploma in Teaching through Irish (Art) – National College of Art and Design, Dublin
  • Diploma in Irish Music Studies – NUI Galway
  • MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance – University of Limerick.
  • Higher Diploma in Arts (Irish)– UCC
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Where to go for further Information

  • Ealaín Na Gaeltachta www.ealain.ie is focused on developing indigenous and contemporary arts in the Gaeltacht areas.