Introduction to the Irish Language

Online Class to introduce you to the Irish language, Gaeilge, giving confidence to use it in your Irish Paganism

This online course introduces students to the Irish Language, An Ghaeilge (pron. An Gwale-gah), in its modern form as a living language.

We primarily focus on the spoken language, introducing conversational Irish - while also providing foundational building blocks for students through basic grammar, tenses and vocabulary.

The course is suitable for beginners and for those already learning the Irish language. You will get an overview on everything from pronunciation and spelling, to basic everyday phrases and grammar concepts, while also providing more advanced grammar instruction for those who are looking for a refresh on their current Irish language knowledge or have questions on tenses and the more challenging grammar rules in the Irish language.

In the course you will learn about...

Irish Language Basics:

  • Spelling in Irish (explaining those Fadas, Séimhiús and Urús!)
  • Pronunciation
  • Sentence Structure in Irish
  • Regional dialect differences
  • Pronouns and Positioning
  • Counting

Conversational Irish:

  • Introducing Yourself
  • Describing the Environment Around You
  • Expressing Needs, Wants & Feelings
  • Seanfhocail (Old Words)

Irish Language Grammar:

  • Tenses: Past, Present & Future
  • Aimsir Chaite
  • Aimsir Láithreach
  • Aimsir Gnáthláithreach
  • Aimsir Fháistineach
  • Saor Briathar
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Intro to the Cases / Na Tuisil

Gaeilge for Pagan Practice:

  • The Magic of the Irish Language
  • Pagan Vocabulary (expressing your practice as Gaeilge)

The course resources include a practical guide to help you with your learning of the Irish language, and also information on extra resources and advice on how to further your learning and use of the Irish language in your daily life. You do not need to have any specific level or knowledge of the Irish language to enroll in this class.

Your Course access enrollment below includes full access to:

  • -- Class Presentation Slides
  • -- Class Video recording
  • -- Class Audio recording
  • -- Class Chat Log/Resources
  • -- Class Notes in PDF Format
  • -- Irish Language Resources List PDF

Bonus Content -

2 hr Video on the History of the Irish Language.

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Your Instructor

Amy Coe
Amy Coe

Amy is a Gaeilgeoir (Irish language Speaker) from Waterford, Ireland. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Waterford Institute of Technology in 2013 in French and Irish. She was the chairperson of the Cumman Gaelach (Irish Language Society) in WIT from 2011 to 2013. Amy has been published in Feasta, an Irish language magazine, for research done on the linguistic influence of the Norman French invasion on the Irish language. She has also spent time in the Waterford Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region) An Rinn (Ring). Other research undertaken has looked at the Irish language through the themes of identity, religion and globalisation as well as Irish poetry, literature, media and history.

Course Curriculum

  BONUS CONTENT - History of the Irish Language (& Overview)
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"I really appreciate the connection to actual Irish culture. [Even] the free classes are very well put together and have academic sources. If you are interested in Irish paganism from a spiritual standpoint, an academic standpoint, or a cultural standpoint, this is a great resource."

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