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What we’re about

This group is for people who want to learn Irish or improve their Irish using a combination of lessons I create, children's books, and traditional textbooks. The lessons will be loosely based on the book Colloquial Irish: The Complete Course for Beginners, of which I am a co-author (NY: Routledge, 2008, 2015, 2022, ISBN 9781032077376). However, I'll be customizing some of the themes in the book, to make it pertain more to life in the U.S.

There are classes at all levels, from complete newcomer to advanced/líofa.

For the children's books, we will start with simple texts, such as Clóicín Dearg [Little Red Riding Hood] or the Bran storybooks (Spot The Puppy, in Irish) and eventually progress to reading Harry Potter and/or Artemis Fowl in Irish, which was one of my original goals for the group. The advanced reading groups are not formal classes as such, but guided reading with a chance to discuss the text in Irish, and, as necessary, in English.  

The book can be purchased as a paperback or e-book at and is currently on sale at 20% off (as of Sept. 18, 2023). The recordings that go with the book are available free of charge at the publisher's website.

Hoping you can join us. - Róisín