Some useful links for Irish language Beginners

April 3, 2020

 YouTube – Irish Lessons

This is a great basic introduction to the language & it’s sounds. Liam Ó Maonlaí, one of Ireland’s leading musicians from recent decades, recorded an audio CD teaching Irish some years ago. Someone else loaded it up to YouTube:



TG4 is the national Irish language broadcaster. They have a great range of documentaries and other TV programmes available for free:


This is a link to Ros na Rún, their Irish language soap opera: na Rún&genre=Drama



Online Videos (all have English subtitles)

‘Yu Ming is Ainm Dom’, a funny short about young Chinese man learning Irish:


‘Lipservice’ a funny short film about the Leaving Certificate (Grade 12) Irish language exam:


Nead an Dreoilín (The Wren’s Nest) – a series of 6 short films featuring a different Irish poet:


A feature length documentary profiles veteran Irish photographer, Colman Doyle, who has documented almost every major historical event in Ireland over a 50 year period – in English & Irish:


The Irish Language and Beauty – Ted Talk by Dónall Ó Héalaí (mostly in English)


Irish Proverbs


with translations into English, and audio recordings: