Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Engage with Irish culture and history through language

Ireland is home to a unique language and a vibrant Gaelic culture.

On this course, you’ll discover how Irish people drew inspiration from nature to create their own unique script and alphabet.

You’ll explore Ireland’s rich culture of dance, Gaelic games, music, storytelling and literature. And you’ll gain an insight into the language of Ireland and the people who speak it.

So take the first step on your journey to learn one of the oldest literary languages in Europe.

Bígí linn – join us!

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to the Irish language

  • Ogham and the first writing in Irish

  • The alphabet & pronunciation

  • Greetings, blessings and curses

  • Irish names and mythology

  • Me, my family and where I come from

  • An overview of the Gaeltachtaí and other cultural places in Ireland

  • Numbers and counting

  • The home and social life

  • Amenities, directions and Gaelic sport

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

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

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University

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.