Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner of Irish, we have compiled a list of the most popular Irish language coursebooks, audio CDs and dictionaries on Amazon to help you on your journey to learning Gaeilge.
Irish Language Courses
The most popular and highly rated Irish language course books and audio CDs for learning Irish
Buntús Cainte: Part 1, 2 and 3 (6 CDs)One of the most successful Irish courses ever and in continual demand since the 1960s. The material from the original recordings has been remastered and is now available on 6 audio CDs attached to this book.
Learning Irish: Text with DVDThis book and its accompanying DVD teaches Irish as spoken natively in the Connemara Gaeltacht. The learner is assisted in mastering the pronunciation by the use of phonetic spelling and by the related audio recordings.
Progress in Irish: A Graded Course for BeginnersThis is a well-known old classic in Irish language instruction. It is a simple, uncomplicated introduction with no frills text. The answers in the text can be purchased separately or found online.
Irish for Beginners (Book+CD)This is an easy and fun way to start learning Irish. The course avoids unnecessary grammatical complications and, by emulating real-life everyday situations, encourages the student to speak Irish from the very first lesson.
Pimsleur Irish Quick & Simple Course (8 CDs)Includes eight lessons, 4 hrs of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures
Complete Irish Beginner (Book+CD)The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Irish. Most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding book sold separately.
Step-by-Step Irish: Workbook for BeginnersThis workbook not only covers grammatical concepts, but Irish vocabulary and pronunciation are introduced as well. Exercises at the end of each lesson ensure that readers comprehend what has been taught.
Gaeilge Gan Stro! - Beginners Level Irish (4 CDs)Suitable for those who know no Irish or who only know a few basic sentences. The emphasis is on developing speaking and listening skills but students are also given opportunities to read and write the language.
Speak Irish NowDesigned to get you speaking Irish quickly and effectively, even if you have little or no experience with foreign languages. With over 200 short and powerful lessons, it will teach you the building blocks of Irish.
Pimsleur Irish (CD)Units 1-10 provide an introduction to Irish with 10 thirty-minute lessons . With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level.
Living Language Irish, 3 Coursebooks, 9 CDs3 Books: 46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture notes, and a grammar summary, plus a bonus notebook. Vocabulary, dialogues, audio exercises, and more.
The most popular Irish dictionaries on the market, indispensable to your Irish language learning journey