Traffic Signs with Irish

The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport together with An Coimisinéir Teanga is conscious of the need to ensure consistency and precise use of the Irish language on road traffic signs. 

As outlined in Chapter 1 of the Traffic Signs Manual - the Authority obtaining the signage should ensure the correct criteria is followed.

  • Place Names on Information Signs must be in both English and Irish, expect in certain circumstances

  • All Irish text shall be in italic print, in lower case lettering with initial letters in capitals. Irish script shall be inclined at 15 degrees to the vertical. For details see Chapter 2. The Irish text shall be placed above the corresponding English.


To ensure correct text is placed on signage please refer to Freagra.