Engage with the Irish language through culture
Explore the beginnings of the written language through learning about OGHAM and the origins of the Irish alphabet
Discuss greetings, blessings and curses in the Irish language
Discuss where you and your people come from
Describe your family, your home and your interests
Compare Irish names and gain an understanding of naming conventions in Irish
Explore the cultural association of the language with mythology, sport and music
Identify the Gaeltachtaí or Irish speaking areas where Irish is the main language of communication
Ireland is home to a unique language and a vibrant Gaelic culture.
On this course, you’ll discover how Irish people drew inspiration from nature to create their own unique script and alphabet.
You’ll explore Ireland’s rich culture of dance, Gaelic games, music, storytelling and literature. And you’ll gain an insight into the language of Ireland and the people who speak it.
So take the first step on your journey to learn one of the oldest literary languages in Europe.
Bígí linn – join us!
Introduction to the Irish language
Ogham and the first writing in Irish
The alphabet & pronunciation
Greetings, blessings and curses
Irish names and mythology
Me, my family and where I come from
An overview of the Gaeltachtaí and other cultural places in Ireland
Numbers and counting
The home and social life
Amenities, directions and Gaelic sport
This course is aimed at anyone interested in Irish language, history and culture.