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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.

Irish course

How to speak Irish

The world's top Irish language learning CD-ROM for beginners, used every day by people all over the globe. It’s appropriate for tourists, business people, students and families. Anyone over 16 years of age will find the software useful for sharpening listening, comprehension and verbal language skills. The software is such that users have fun while they learn. If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, the software can be installed via a USB stick. The course uses standard Irish with voices from Connamara, Kerry and Cork.

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 Grammar exercises and 20 levels of Irish Vocabulary exercises. The Irish dictionary can be accessed from within each lesson to find the translation of words. 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

Irish grammar demystified! You'll learn how to use Irish verbs, form useful Irish expressions and master the principal Irish sentence structures.

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.

  • bord
    a table
  • teach
    a house
  • fuinneog
    a window
  • seachtain
    a week
  • a day

Reviews for Speak! Irish

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Learning with a friend...
Teach Me! Irish has a lot going for it. You get to learn vocabulary and hear it spoken which is a great help considering the intricacies of Irish spelling! You can speak Irish words and the program gives an indication of how well you pronounce them, which is very good indeed for the confidence. There are sections on grammar which aren’t too difficult.
Published on Nov 1, 2011 by Vic from Manchester, England
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Although this course is very thorough I feel that the order of the lessons should be slightly different such as learning numbers before integrating it in with everyday conversation (i.e. names of dates, how to tell time, names of months of the year, etc.) and not after. Otherwise the course is very good.
Published on Dec. 2, 2011 by Heidi from Toms River, USA
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Hooked in Less Than a Week
OK, I'm sold. I've only had TeachMe! Irish for a few days and I've already learned a ton of new words. It's not easy to get Irish instruction out in Seattle. So you get creative and try out lots of books, audio recordings, and CD-ROMs. This is the best Irish language educational tool I have come across so far. It's simple and easy to get started with. Even my young daughter is caught up in the lessons. Great stuff! Now if only you had a Mac OS X version I'd be completely ecstatic...
Published on Dec. 6, 2009 by Tim from Seattle, USA
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Well put together and easy to follow
TeachMe! is fun and presents the language in a simple and understandable manner. I'm hooked!
Published on Feb. 22, 2012 by Kevin from Bernau, Germany

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Popular Reasons why people learn Irish

Impress people
If you've just met someone who speaks Irish, you can make a good impression on him or her by learning Irish. Knowing Irish will certainly make you stand out in a crowd.
Meet new people
Many people who have learned Irish have met their husband or wife because of it. Learning Irish will increase the number of people in your community whom you can meet.
Learning Irish provides you with an insight into the way of life of Irish speaking communities. With a little Irish, you won't have to be the silly tourist with a phrasebook in hand.
College / University
Proficiency in Irish will improve your chances of being accepted to university. Being able to show to a university admissions clerk that you have studied Irish could add weight to your application.
Make a difference
Every new learner makes the outlook for Irish brighter. Set an example for others by showing how it is indeed possible to learn Irish later in life.

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Basic words and phrases in Irish

I am learning Spanish.
Táim ag foghlaim Spáinníse.
I was born in Canada.
I gCeanada a rugadh mé.
I am twenty years old.
Táim fiche bliain d'aois.
I am single.
Táim singl.
I am fine.
Táim go maith.
I come from Canada.
Is as Ceanada dom.
I am thirsty.
Tá tart orm.
I am tired.
Tá tuirse orm.
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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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