Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Irish. First, of course, make sure to follow my Irish language Instagram and TikTok accounts for my own updates, videos and general shares exclusively as Gaeilge.
Favourite Courses & Apps to Give Your Irish a Boost
Did you know that Duolingo has an Irish course? If you're very busy, you can use this program to learn Irish from your smartphone in your downtime.Check website | Read our review
An adult Irish language course in Ireland. This is where I gained my own conversational Irish. If you're able to travel to Ireland, you really can't miss this course.Check website
All About Irish
Mini-lessons in blog post format, and online group and individual classes from the creator of the Michel Thomas Irish courseCheck website
Irish Speaking Tools: Practice with Native Speakers
Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:
The best way to learn a language is to speak from day one. That’s why I love Preply — because it means you can find an affordable Irish tutor for on-to-one lessons, and start speaking right away.
Irish Text-Based Courses and Books
Teach Yourself Complete Irish
This course book is an easy-going intro to the Irish language. It uses great examples and slowly introduces you to only-essential grammar.Check website
Intermediate Refresher Course. This course is a good refresher for those of you who took some Irish in school and want a fun look at it used naturally.Check website
Irish Learning Websites You Must Bookmark Today
You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Irish study sessions.
Find out how any Irish word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Irish!Check website
Gaeilge Amháin Facebook group
An active Facebook group, where users share funny videos, pictures, and stories in Irish. Post only in Irish here!Check website
Irish Dictionary Online
Teanglann.ie is simply the best online Irish-English dictionary, with multiple dictionary options and tabs for grammar look-ups and more.Check website
Start Speaking Irish Now
Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:
Have your first conversation in Irish in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.Check website