The Irish Language

The Irish language is a Celtic language and is related to English only through their common Indo-European roots, which is quite far back. So, it is actually very different from English, more so than almost all other European languages.

If you know nothing of Irish, and would like to have a technical overview of how it works, you should take a look at the following link (a PDF file), which is hosted on the RTÉ (national radio and television service of Ireland) website It was prepared by Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair.

The Irish language - How it works (RTÉ)

Other Resources

Some websites, documents and applications that exclusively concern the Irish language are mentioned and examined in the links to the left.

>> Want to learn Irish?

If you want to learn Irish on-line, there are several sites that might be of interest to you. There is further information about courses at the following link: Irish On-line Courses.

LibreOffice - The Choice for Irish

An Foclóir Beag (Dictionary)