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.

Next Feature

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
  • páiste
    a child
  • cailín
    a girl
  • bord
    a table
  • cara
    a friend
  • madra
    a dog

Reviews for Speak! Irish

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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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Very Efficient Service
Just getting in touch to say many thanks for your very efficient service. I ordered a TeachMe! Irish for my husband on Sunday, which I did not expect to get here until at least the end of the week, especially as Monday was a bank holiday over here. Amazingly it arrived this morning,(Wednesday), which is actually his birthday, so couldn't have been more perfect timing!
Published on May 4, 2009 by Alison from Somerset, England
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I have always wanted to learn my native language, but could never find the time to do so. Until I found the Teach program, it was easy to install and set up. I loved the way it was laid out, it was logical and got you going learning in very little time. The ability to also listen to the audio CD while driving helps drive home the lessons, it allowed you to hear the correct pronunciation and how the it is used in the sentence. along with the program I was also able to have a word of the day sent to me. this was great as it allowed me to understand what I was learning. I would recommend this program over Rosetta Stone, (which I also have) anytime. If you want a quick and easy way to learn a new language this tis the way to go. It is very affordable and gives you the same results as Rosetta Stone.
Published on March 18, 2013 by Dave from Winnipeg, Canada
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Wonderful!
The ease of use and content is truly magnificent. I have never used a program that I enjoyed so much. I had no prior knowledge of Irish Gaelic, and I'm able to progress much more than I ever did in High School!
Published on Jan. 8, 2009 by Samantha from New York, USA

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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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Basic words and phrases in Irish

Thank you
Go raibh maith agat
Good-bye
Slán leat
See you tomorrow
Feicfidh mé amárach thú
Good morning
Dia dhuit ar maidin
Welcome !
Fáilte !
See you again
Feicfidh mé arís thú
Thank you very much
Go raibh míle maith agat
Bye
Slán
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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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  • Price:
    $33.80
    €27.10
    £22.70
    $35.20
    CHF 31.80
    R$ 67.70
  • List Price:
    $39.80
    €31.80
    £26.70
    $41.40
    CHF 37.40
    R$ 79.60
  • You save:
    $6.00
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