Information for Learners
- Tips for beginners
- Easily-confused words
- Spelling rules
- Regular verbs
- Irregular verbs
- Noun declensions
- Tips on reading
- Online Grammar Guide
- Grammar terms
- This Irish Wikibook contains a lot of useful information on Irish grammar.
- (external link) Irish language by Asarlaí has some excellent resources. Be sure to check out the phrasebook.
- You can browse my personal bookmarks for more online learning links
- Dictionary Buyer's Guide
- Tips on using a dictionary
- (external link) An Foclóir Beag is an online Irish dictionary.
- Because An Foclóir is completely in Irish, beginners may find it a little intimidating. This guide to An Foclóir Beag will help you make sense of the information displayed.
Gaeilge ar do Riomhaire (Irish on your computer)
- (external link) Here's an excellent gude to typing fadas on your windows keyboard
- Fadas on Linux
- Firefox Mhozilla browser as Gaeilge
- (external link) Try this excellent (and free) Irish grammar and spelling checker
- You can browse my personal bookmarks for more Irish+computer links
Classes, Meetups, and Forums
- (external link)Your first stop should be gaeilge.ie. This site offers a wealth of information, including a database of Irish classes and conversation groups and some extremely useful free publications
- (external link) Oideas Gael offer Irish Gaelic Language Courses for adults at all learning levels, and Cultural Activity Holidays in the Donegal gaeltacht.
- (external link) An Chrannóg offer Irish Language Courses for Adults, with special emphasis on the Ulster dialect.
- (external link) Irish Gaelic Translation Forum - ask for a translation, get help with a confusing bit of grammar, or just hang out and play Fiche Ceist (20 questions) in Irish
- (external link) Ceantar includes a large list of language tools and resources, including a list of classes world-wide.
- You can browse my personal bookmarks for more class, meetup, and forum links
Magazines, Newspapers, TV and Radio
- (external link) Beo! is an online magazine. The articles include pop-up translations of the more difficult words and phrases. They also have an excellent links section.
- (external link) Foinse is an Irish-language newspaper with a section for "foghlaimeoirí" (learners).
- (external link) TG4 is an Irish-language TV station.
- (external link) Lá. is a daily Irish-language newspaper.
- (external link) Blas is provided by BBC Northern Ireland.
- You can browse my personal bookmarks for more magazine, newspapers, TV and radio links
Where to Buy & What to Buy
- Here are my suggestions of must-have books for the serious learner
- This Dictionary Buyer's Guide includes sample definitions to help you find the right dictionary for you.
- (external link) If it's in Irish or about the Irish language, you can get it at Litríocht.com. They ship worldwide.
- (external link) An Siopa Gaeilge is the shop that's on the Oideas Gael campus. They ship worldwide.
- (external link) Cúpla Focal - Siopa Leabhar (Irish book shop). They ship worldwide.
- You can browse my personal bookmarks for more shopping links