Gaelic Irish language resources – Language Links Database

Irish – Irish Gaelic,or Gaelic (Gaeilge) –  is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European languages family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish enjoys constitutional status as the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland, and is an officially recognised minority language in Northern Ireland. 
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Native speakers: approx 130,000 native within Ireland, smaller numbers living abroad (2011),
L2: 1.77 million (native + L2) in Republic of Ireland, 64,916 in Northern Ireland, 30,000 in the United States, 7,500 in Canada, 1,895 in Australia.

Official language in: Ireland and European Union

Irish Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - How To Pronounce Irish For Beginners
  • - From Spelling to Pronunciation
  • - Over 120 Irish lessons. They cover pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, verb conjugation, and more. (mirror I and II)
  • - Irish Grammar
  • - Irish Lessons (reading, pronunciation and grammar)
  • MyLanguages - “Check courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises.”
  • Learn101 - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists.”
  • Elementary Course of Gaelic. A Junior Gaelic Grammar by Duncan Reid
  • Irish Lesson with Celtic Harpist Dennis Doyle
  • - Grammar, lessons, proverbs, games and more
  • - Lessons in Irish
  • BBC - Irish lessons
  • WikiBooks - Irish lessons
  • ILanguages - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Irish for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Omniglot - The Writing System
  • Verbix - Online Verb Conjugator
  • - Linguistic structure of Irish in English and in German (also in pdf)
  • - Irish Language Synthesizer – text-to-speech. byt Trinity COllege Dublin
  • - Huge list with native speakers and with each of the 3 major regions represented. Of course there are some words on Forvo but this is far more comprehensive. 
  • - Online Irish Grammar lookup wizard
  • - Free webpage that has a long list of Irish grammar tips.

Digitized Grammar Books

Irish Vocabulary

  • - 78 thematic vocabulary lessons with pronunciation
  • - On-Line Irish Language Vocabulary & Reading Exercises
  • - Thematic vocabulary (on the left)
  • MasterAnyLanguage - flashcards for learners of all levels
  • - Thousands of flashcards
  • - Hundreds of flashcards
  • Wiktionary - A 207-word frequency list
  • TravLang - Vocabulary for Travelers
  • DigitalDialects - Language Learning Games
  • - Tongue Twisters
  • - Thematic vocabulary (with pdf and audio)
  • Linguanaut - “This page contains a table including the following:  phrases, expressions and words, conversation and idioms, greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Irish! Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.”

Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books

Irish Reading Materials

Irish Dictionaries

Digitized Dictionaries

Irish Listening and Video Resources





Other Irish Resources

Irish In Other Languages

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