Kildare and Wicklow ETB Newsletter Issue 9 Inclusion - Page 30

Maynooth Post Primary

ITIA Translation Competition

for Secondary Schools

Congratulations and well done to Elena Giardini and Alexander Harding, both students at Maynooth Post Primary School, who were the winners of the ITIA (Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association) translation competition in Italian and Spanish.

The competition was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the association.

Elena and Alexander received their awards at a Gala Dinner for delegates from the International Federation of Translators which took place recently at the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin.

The judges praised the exceptionally high quality of the translations of these two young linguists, who were both Third Year students at the time of submission of the translation texts in May, 2016.

Elena and Alexander are pictured below receiving their prizes from the Chairperson of the ITIA, Mary Phelan.

Alexander Harding

Elena Giardini