Learning Irish On-Line

There are several on-line Irish language courses. If you are interested in such a course, you might try one of the following more popular ones:

BiteSize Irish Gaelic

This site in geared toward the US market, but would suit anyone with no prior knowledge of the language. Since Irish is a very different language from English (and most other languages too), it is important that the true beginner have access to a course that really starts at the beginning. BitSize Irish Gaelic is such a course.

There is a set of lessons on-line, the first of which is free. The lessons are organised logically.

Visit the this site for further information.

Gaelchultúr (ranganna.com)

There is another site, geared more towards the Irish market, being run by Gaelchultúr, which is based in Dublin. They also have well-organised on-line courses.

Gaelchultúr have a new course, Gaeilge gan Stró! – Beginners Level, that has been developed with absolute beginners in mind, as well as another, Gramadach gan Stró!, which is directed at people who have fluent Irish but who wish to improve their grammar skills. It is now on its third edition!

Further information can be found here.

You can try it for free here.

Here is where to register for the course.

And you can buy the book here.






We have heard recently that Irish will be one of the languages offered on Duolingo. It’s not there yet, but it will be.

Nancy Stenson - University of Minnesota

Nancy Stenson is professor of linguistics at the University of Minnesota.

She has prepared an Irish grammar workbook, and it is available here: Basic Irish: A Grammar

LibreOffice - The Choice for Irish

An Foclóir Beag (Dictionary)