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One day, a duke was being driven in a carriage across his land. He was surprised to see a man squatting in one of his lands. He asked for the carriage to be stopped and he got out and stood in front of the squatting man. The Duke asked the man, â€œ Why are you squatting here? Don’t you know that [...]
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Irish Gaelic is spoken in Ireland, by approximately 500,000 people, as a second language for most of them (there is only a small minority of native speakers). Irish is the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland and it is an official language of the European Union.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Irish Gaelic-English and the English-Irish Gaelic lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
The last update was made with data from Hoganstand's online dictionary.
List status: © Freelang / Hoganstand
Irish Gaelic > English: 10,040 words
English > Irish Gaelic: 11,445 words
Last update: March 5, 2004
First upload: February 16, 2002
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This is a selection of a few websites to learn Irish online. The first one, from Trinity College in Dublin, offers free lessons and basic expressions. It is quite an old site and it is not updated anymore, so enjoy it while it is still online. Daltaí na Gaeilge has got a lot of resources concerning Irish, including grammar, basic words and phrases, proverbs and games. Finally, Irish Northern Aid offers 128 free lessons in Irish Gaelic. It is a political website, but you can skip the political sections if you are not interested.