Discover Irish Gaelic

Course Dates: 15/07/24 - 18/07/24
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Online
This lively online taster introduces you to Irish Gaelic language and culture.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Discover Irish Gaelic
  • Course Code: LBRG1
  • Dates: 15/07/24 - 18/07/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:30
  • Taught: Mon+Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 2 sessions
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: William Brady

Course Code: LBRG1

Mon+Thu, eve, 15 Jul - 18 Jul '24

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

Across two online sessions, this extended taster will introduce you to the Irish Gaelic language and aspects of its contemporary culture. You'll learn some basic words and phrases and quickly get speaking in a friendly, supportive and fun online environment.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Greetings, personal information, order food and drinks, cultural matters.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Greet people

Say your name and ask others for their name

Order food and drink

Gain an insight into the Irish Gaelic language and its culture.

Understand a few grammatical characterisitcs of the Irish language.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an extended taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Irish Gaelic is necessary. For further details of the specific language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of online resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The course is based on the tutor’s own resources.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Irish Gaelic beginners, module 1 in September (online and in-person courses available).

William Brady

William Brady is a lecturer at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and is from Dublin. In 2019 he received his PhD in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin and has presented his research in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Croatia. He writes and lectures on contemporary literature, war writing, and psychogeography. A passionate Gaeilgeoir, he is on the committee of Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain, which promotes and organises events relating to Irish language and culture in London. He is also a contributor to the Nuacht Mhall podcast, which delivers news and current affairs at a gentle pace for learners of the Irish language.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.