Irish Language Resources and Links

Bookstores

Great sources for finding Irish language books.

Organizations

Organizations promoting Irish language learning and development

Online Dictionaries

Great resources for Irish language learners. English to Irish. Irish to English.

Television

Irish language television

Podcasts As Gaeilge

Irish Language Podcasts from various sources suitable for advanced learners

Learning Apps

Learning apps to help get you started in Irish language. Both free and paid apps.

Radio

Various Irish Language radio stations

Newspapers

Irish language print news and magazines.

Irish Learning Podcasts 

Podcasts suitable for people learning Irish at beginner & intermediate level

Irish Language Television

 
 
TG4 Irish Language Television

A center of literature for the Irish language and its readers. The Shop provides a variety of Irish language resources including books, cards, games, clothes, household items, and An Fáinne Úr. The staff of the Shop deal with schools of all levels throughout the island, with libraries, book clubs, other Irish language organizations -   and of course with avid Irish language readers!

 
 
 

Irish Language Bookstores

An Siopa Leabhar

A center of literature for the Irish language and its readers. The Shop provides a variety of Irish language resources including books, cards, games, clothes, household items, and An Fáinne Úr. The staff of the Shop deal with schools of all levels throughout the island, with libraries, book clubs, other Irish language organizations -   and of course with avid Irish language readers!

An Siopa Gaeilge

We designed An Siopa Gaeilge, located on the Oideas Gael campus in Gleann Cholm Cille, Co. Kildare. Donegal, as a service to the learner, the teacher and all those with an interest in the Irish language and culture. We have a wide selection of books, multimedia content and language resources suitable for these groups. In addition, we have many resources for children, from books to games.

Club Leabhar 

ClubLeabhar.com aims to encourage people in Ireland and other countries around the world to read Irish language books. Individuals can join this online book club but we also aim to encourage members to meet once a month in various venues throughout Ireland and abroad for the work that will be discuss the book of the month.

Irish Language Organizations

 
Conradh Na Gaeilge

Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community. The Conradh has over 200 branches and numerous individual members registered around the world, members that work hard to promote the use of Irish in their own areas. Conradh na Gaeilge’s main aim is to promote the use of Irish as the standard language in Ireland.

Foras na Gaeilge

In the Good Friday Agreement, it was stated that a North/South Implementation body be set up to promote both the Irish language and the Ulster Scots language. Under the auspices of this body, Foras na Gaeilge will carry out all the designated responsibilities regarding the Irish language. This entails facilitating and encouraging the speaking and writing of Irish in the public and private arena in the Republic of Ireland, and in Northern Ireland 

Gaelchultúr

Gaelchultúr was established in 2004 with the aim of promoting the Irish language and culture, including music, song and dance, in Dublin and throughout the country. Gaelchultúr provides Irish language courses and learning resources of the highest standard, aimed at adults around the world who are interested in the language

 
 

Irish Language Podcasts

 
 
Bladhaire

An entertainment show presented by Áine Ní Bhreisleáin every Thursday and Friday live from our Doirí Beaga studio. Tune in for great fun, live music sessions, information about events across the country, interviews with Gaeil across the world, and some sport features too.  
 

An Saol Ó Dheas

Magazine program, presented live from Baile na nGall. This magazine program focuses on various events in the Munster Gaeltacht areas.

Splanc - Newstalk

Buaicphointí ón gclár Splanc ar Newstalk. Éist siar le cuid de na haíonna agus agallaimh is fearr ón gclár. Highlights from Splanc, the Irish language show on Newstalk. Listen back to some of our best guests and interviews from the show.

Tús Áite

A drivetime current affairs program, presented by Fachtna Ó Drisceoil live from RTÉ Radio Center in Dublin. The program will focus on national and international news stories, with weekly regular features including the Monday panel, a review of the Irish-language media, a look at the international and regional newspapers, Friday sport, the weekly review, and the weekly entertainment slot 

Raidió Rí-Rá

Is cairt-stáisiún ceoil é Raidió Rí-Rá a bhíonn ag craoladh go hiomlán trí Ghaeilge. Bíonn an ceol ar fad ó na cairteacha le cloisteáil ar an stáisiún, mar aon leis an bpopnuacht, an nuacht spóirt agus an nuacht scannánaíochta is déanaí! Tá Raidió Rí-Rá le cloisteáil 24/7 ar líne ag www.rrr.ie, ar an raidió DAB nó is féidir aip Raidió Rí-Rá a íoslódáil saor in aisce.

StaidAir

Bilingual Podcast-StaidAir supports students who are preparing for the Irish oral exam in the Leaving Cert. Full of tips, vocabulary, top 40 music and Irish language experts contributing nightly. Listen live Monday to Thursday at 8pm on RTÉ 2FM and find more resources at rte.ie/learn.

Barrscéalta

Clár iris an Tuaiscirt á chur i láthair ag Áine Ní Churráin agus á léiriú ag Colm Ó Dúlacháin. Bíonn clúdach cuimsitheach ar gach cinéal ábhar a bhaineann le pobal Dhún na nGall sa bhaile agus i gcéin ar an gclár, mar aon le scéalta as na sé chontae, an Cabhán agus Muineachán

Adhmhaidin

News and current affairs program covering national, international and regional news as well as sports update and what it says in the papers.

Bígí ag Ceol - Podcast for Kids

A music show for kids, featuring all types of music from rock to rap to pop! Listen and sing along! | Clár ceol do pháistí. Bíonn gach saghas ceoil le cloisteáil ar an gclár ó rac-cheol go rap go pop! Éistígí agus bígí ag ceol!

 

Irish Learning Podcasts

 
Bitezize Irish Gaelic Podcast

The Bitesize Irish Podcast is a free show in English for anyone interested in the Irish language, and Irish culture. New episode published every couple of weeks.

Learn Irish Podcast

An excellent podcast for learning the Irish language.  It features news stories, read at full speed, slow speed, and with English translation.  Open it in a podcast player or open the original podcast with clickable words that link to teanglann.

Cultúrlann Beginner Podcast

Are you interested in learning Irish but are unable to attend a class? This podcast course is a great introduction to Irish, and can even benefit those attending our classes who wish to focus on their speaking and listening skills. Choose the level at which you would like to learn and begin your lesson right now!

Easy Irish.com Podcast 

Antaine and Jarlath host a podcast show that aims to teach the Irish language in a relaxed and entertaining way. Each free podcast comes with show notes that you can easily follow. The EasyIrish.com website provides further resources to aid in your learning of Ireland's native language. We hope you enjoy our show, feel free to get in touch and thanks for listening!

 

Irish Learning Apps & Websites

 
Duolingo

Irish is the national language of Ireland with over 94,000 people using Irish in their day to day lives. Learn the language of your ancestors and speak with the many knowledgeable Irish speakers you’ll find dispersed across the globe. With Duolingo you’ll gain the skills necessary to keep this language alive!

Now You're Talking

A great online resource featuring Lessons, Video, and Audio from the Now You're Talking Series.  The series focuses on the Ulster dialect but also explains some terms and pronunciations from other dialects.

Rosetta Stone

Learn Irish with lessons that teach you to speak confidently. Start learning Irish with Rosetta Stone. Computer and mobile language learning app. Rosetta Stone offers additional learning resources and activities to supplement the app.

Transparent Language - Irish Word of the Day

No rigid courses here! Focus on what you care about most, whether you're just starting out with the alphabet and travel basics or you're advancing into conversational skills. Free Trial.  Subscribe to the Irish word of the day!  It's free.

 
 
 
 
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