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Irish 103: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Learn to talk about occupations, daily life and personal skills in this third introductory course on the Irish language.

Irish 103: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture

Develop your understanding of Irish language and culture

On this course, you will develop your written and spoken understanding of basic words and phrases about yourself, occupations, daily routines, shopping, and skills and abilities.

You will learn about the cultural system of the Celts and ancient Irish people, and experience the importance of storytelling and singing within Irish culture and language.

This course follows Irish 102: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture.

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

Bígí linn – join us!

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to the Irish language

  • Introducing and describing yourself

  • Action verbs

  • The present tense

  • Talk about your daily routine

  • Traditional occupations and their link to the language

  • Ancient Ireland and Celtic society

  • The importance & role of the arts in Celtic and contemporary society

  • Describe going shopping and how to ask for what you want

  • Counting

  • Storytelling in Irish, myths and sagas

  • Talking about skills and abilities

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Engage with the Irish language through culture
  • Discuss occupations, skills and abilities, daily routines and going shopping
  • Engage with Irish mythical stories and sagas
  • Explore the social structure of ancient Ireland under the Celts and the important role placed on the arts
  • Discuss and describe details regarding yourself
  • Identify basic grammatical concepts

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone interested in Irish language and culture.

This course follows Irish 102: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture.

Who will you learn with?

Ciarán MacMurchaidh

Ollamh le Gaeilge in DCU. Eochair do chultúr agus d'oidhreacht na tíre í an Ghaeilge, dar liom.
Professor of Irish in DCU. I believe that Irish is the key to the culture and heritage of Ireland.

Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl

I am an associate professor of Information Technology here at Dublin City University. Supporting students to speak, engage and experience Irish in its many forms is a central facet of my role.

Elaine Beirne

I am a researcher and doctoral candidate interested in how and why students learn the Irish language. I enjoy supporting students in the learning of Irish and its many cultural facets.

Caitríona Nic Giolla Mhichíl

I am a teacher of Irish and History and lecture through Irish in Dublin City University. I enjoy helping those who wish to learn how to speak Irish and discover the rich culture woven through it.

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

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