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Irish 104: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Dublin City University via FutureLearn


Improve your basic conversational Irish whilst delving into Irish culture

Ireland is home to one of the oldest living languages in Europe. This follows the course Irish 103: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture.

On this course, you’ll improve your understanding of basic spoken words, phrases and dialogues in Irish. You’ll learn how to make arrangements to meet other people, talk about going on holiday and give commands. You’ll also explore the myths and legends of Ireland and the role of women within these stories.

Join now to discover the links between Irish language and contemporary Irish culture and society.

Bígí linn – join us!

This course is for anyone, anywhere, who wants to learn Irish. It would also be of use to indigenous learners who wish to recap their language skills.


  • Taisteal/Travel
    • Fáilte/Welcome
    • Mise/Myself
    • An Aimsir Chaite/The Past Tense
    • Laethanta Saoire/Holidays
    • An Ghaeltacht - Spotsolas/Spotlight
    • Ról na mBan/The Role of Women
    • Súil siar ar an tSeachtain/Review of the Week
  • Ainmhithe & Peataí/Animals & Pets
    • Fáilte/Welcome
    • Lámh chúnta/A helping hand
    • Ainmhithe na hÉireann/Animals of Ireland
    • Mo Pheataí/My Pets
    • Ainmhithe agus Cultúr/Animals and Culture
    • Súil siar ar an tSeachtain/Review of the Week
  • Treoracha/Instructions
    • Fáilte/Welcome
    • Treoracha/Orders
    • Bímis ag bácáil!/Let's bake!
    • Comharthaí/Signs
    • An Ghaeltacht - Spotsolas/Spotlight
    • An Rúraíocht/The Ulster Cycle
    • Súil siar ar an tSeachtain/Review of the Week
  • Socruithe/Arrangements
    • Fáilte/Welcome to Week 4
    • Ag déanamh socruithe/Making arrangements
    • Ag tabhairt cuiridh/Inviting someone
    • An Ghaeltacht - Spotsolas/Spotlight
    • Miotaseolaíocht & Scéalaíocht/Mythology & Stories
    • Deireadh na Seachtaine/End of the Week

Taught by

Ciarán MacMurchaidh


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