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Welcome to a website for Irish speakers. You'll find words and lists of terms, lessons and text for translations concerning trade and a store of Irish language text. It's also a forum for compiling questions and advice...

Foras na Gaeilge
Foras na Gaeilge is the new body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland ...

 Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, one of the newest Departments of State, was established by Government in June 2002, with some 200 staff in 6 locations, mainly in Dublin and Na Forbacha, Co Galway ...

Students of the Irish Language
Daltaí na Gaeilge is a tax exempt, not for profit corporation dedicated to promoting and teaching the Irish language. The English translation of our name is "Students of the Irish Language". Although many of our members are fluent Irish speakers and teachers, most of us are students still working hard to learn the language. We hope that our homepage will both encourage and assist you to learn the Irish language ...

Corpas Náisiúnta na Gaeilge
Corpas Náisiúnta na Gaeilge consists of approximately 15 million words of text from a variety of contemporary books, newspapers, periodicals and dialogue. Approximately two thirds of the corpus are SGML tagged. ...

More useful information for learners of Irish


Buy good dictionaries and a good grammar book. An Foclóir Póca (published by An Gúm) or the Collins Irish Dictionary are both adequate for the beginner but as you become more fluent it might be worth buying one or both of the following:

One of the best grammar books available is New Irish Grammar by the Christian Brothers (published by Fallons)

Language Courses

Buy a good language course and use it regularly. The following are recommended.

It is better to spend twenty minutes or so studying Irish three or four times a week rather than attempt to do all your studying in one session.


Get a copy of the Irish language newspaper Saol each month. It is available free of charge but postage must be paid on a yearly basis. More information from:

Music and Poetry

Buy cassettes that are accompanied by a bi-lingual book. The following poetry collections are recommended:

Cló Iar-Chonnacta is based in Conamara and has published a range of books for all ages on a variety of subjects. It is also renowned for its prolific publication of sean-nós singing and traditional singing in English, traditional music and modern music. Publications can be ordered from its website below:

Cló Iar-Chonnachta
Co. Gallimhe
Ph: 091 593 307
fax 091 593 362;
email: [email protected]
web site:

Internet resources

If you have access to the Internet, Radió na Gaeltachta is well worth listening to
web site:

There are many resources available on the Internet for learners of Irish. It is well worth having a look at Gaeilge ar an Ghréasán which has a comprehensive list of links. The links page An tEolaire - Eolas ar an líon Gaelach is also very comprehensive.

Language courses in Ireland

If you are visiting Ireland in the Summer (Irish)months, why not try one of the week long adult courses on offer by various organisations:

You will pick up other useful information about the language and resources (books, tapes, CDs etc) during your time at Daonscoil Victoria.