Irish Language

Learn Irish

Dia dhuit!
(Hello!)

The Irish language

Irish Gaelic is spoken by about 300,000 people in Ireland. Of those, roughly 75,000 have Irish Gaelic as a first language. If you want to learn the Irish language, our learn Irish software will have you speaking in a very short time.

Speaking Irish

Speak! Irish is based on a natural learning process - you practice simple grammar and vocabulary tasks in a structured manner until Speak! decides that you have learned the subject matter in sufficient depth to be promoted to the next level. In this way, you'll progress from the basics to more complex sentence structures at your own speed in just the same way a child learns a language - seeing, listening and responding over an extended period of time. The course uses standard Irish with voices from Connamara, Kerry and Cork. If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, the software can be installed via a USB stick.

Included in the course

  • 1 CD Rom with software to learn Irish

Key Features

  • Fun to use
  • Learn Irish grammar and vocabulary
  • Voice recognition to improve your Irish accent
  • Irish talking dictionary
  • The Irish language lessons can be printed
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

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Learn Irish Vocabulary

There are 20 levels of Irish Vocabulary exercises. Listen to Irish sentences in high fidelity quality. The AutoLearn feature advances you from the basics up through the levels automatically.

Learn Irish Grammar

Learn Irish Grammar

There are 20 levels of Irish Grammar exercises. The Irish dictionary can be accessed from within each lesson to find the translation of words. There is an explanation of the grammar for each lesson, that clearly explains the purpose of the lesson.

Easy to use interface

Easy to use interface

The main screen allows you to access the different sections of the software with a single click. Designed to be used without having to refer to an instruction manual.

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Learn Irish Pronunciation

First you will see the Irish word written and hear it spoken. After this, you will see the sound in graphic form on the screen and then it's your turn to speak! Your voice will then be compared using voice anaylsis technology and you'll see just how authentic your Irish accent is.

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Free Irish lesson

Irish Grammar point
The English indefinite article a does not exist in Irish. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples
  • doras
    a door
  • teach
    a house
  • cara
    a friend
  • bord
    a table
  • a day

Reviews for Speak! Irish

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Great product!
Easy to use and understand, I even teach my almost 3 year old twins some Irish, and it's working!
Published on Apr. 19, 2010 by Angel from SF Arizona, USA
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Repetition helps your learn
The frequent repetition of vocabulary and grammar is very good. Sometimes it's hard to figure out which word the image is referring to, especially in the level about time.
Published on Dec. 21, 2011 by Carmen from Munich, Germany
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A great learning tool!
I am thoroughly enjoying the TeachMe! Irish language course. I had been struggling to get pronounciations correct with only written instructions on how to form the correct sounds. This left ample room for error and confusion. With Teach Me! Irish, I can actually hear a word or phrase spoken correctly. This is a huge help as it is probably the closest I'll ever get, here in America, to hearing a native speaker of the Irish language. The vocabulary is well organized and the words are well selected. The grammar is also very useful and helpful. I purchased the entire Celtic Languages set containing Irish, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Cornish, Breton, and Manx and, while I've really only focused on Irish for now, judging from it I'm sure the others will be equally as valuable and helpful and am looking forward to delving more deeply into each of them.
Published on Jul. 4, 2009 by Susan from Kent, USA
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Really learning -> Quite surprised
I worked quite a lot with the course. I lost interest after a while so I stopped for a couple months. I then decided to give it another try and was surprised at all the stuff I remembered. I think I'll stick with it this time.
Published on March 30, 2013 by Patrick from Fort Morgan, United States

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Popular Reasons why people learn Irish

Your relatives speak Irish
If your family spoke Irish in the past you might want to learn it and possibly teach it to your children. If your children are enrolled in a Irish medium school, learning Irish will allow you to follow their curriculum.
Friends
If you have Irish speaking friends, learning Irish will help you to communicate with them. If your friends speak Irish, learning Irish will give you a better understanding of their culture and way of thinking.
Become part of the community
Learning Irish will allow you to fully participate in the rich oral, written and musical traditions of the Irish speaking areas.

Free Irish Course

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Did you know, you can get a free Irish course from LinguaShop. There are 2 ways to get your free Irish course. The first way is the simplest, the second way requires your skills as a native speaker.
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Basic words and phrases in Irish

See you again
Feicfidh mé arís thú
Good-bye
Slán leat
You're welcome
Tá fáilte romhat
Good luck
Go n-éirí leat
Bye
Slán
See you tomorrow
Feicfidh mé amárach thú
Good evening
Tráthnóna maith
Welcome !
Fáilte !
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About Irish

Irish Gaelic is spoken by about 300,000 people in Ireland. Of those, roughly 75,000 have Irish Gaelic as a first language. Irish Gaelic is a celtic language related to Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish and Breton.

Irish words and phrases

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