Choose between Live Class or Self-Study Options
A fun and highly effective eight week course for learning Irish
Next course starts in January 2023
"I have learned more Irish in these eight weeks than in all my previous efforts".
Carmel O'Connor, Manchester
To learn Irish is to unlock a deeper connection with the culture, history, people and landscapes of Ireland
The Irish language has been spoken in Ireland for over 2,000 years. Many of the Irish people who were forced to leave Ireland were Irish speakers, who lost their native language in order to survive and adapt to their new country. Many of those remaining in Ireland also lost their native language due to social and economic forces.
Beginner Irish is a fun and fascinating course and is by far the best method for learning a language that I have come across".
Richard Barrett, Los Angeles
Have you already tried to learn Irish?
If you want to see real progress, and fast, then you need a carefully structured course and a great teacher!
Duolingo is a great place to start learning Irish vocabulary...but this course teaches the structure of the lanugage!
Watching videos on Youtube is fine, but the lack of a carefully laid out progressive learning plan will slow down learning.
Why spend hours grappling with text books and grammar books trying to learn Irish on your own when I can teach it to you in no time at all!
"I'm an Irish-American who has been trying to teach herself Irish on and off for a few years. Then I did Beginner Irish and that was when I really started to see progress."
Meghan Wherrity, Philadelphia
How exactly does the course work?
Beginner Irish is a 'hybrid' course with online and live components.
A new class is released into your online account each week.
Self-study Option: After week 4 and week 8 we will meet online for a LIVE review and practice session together.
Live Class Option: Reinforce your learning with a fun live class each week for 8 weeks.
Choose between either 8 or 2 LIVE sessions. (Self-study / Live Class Options)
All your questions answered as they arise each week in the class forum. Learn from the questions of others learning alongside you.
Use the weekly speaking practice exercise and listen to the recorded short conversations to really boost your Irish.
Review your progress each week with online quizzes, and worksheets.
"The way in which the language was introduced and explained was excellent. After years of trying to help my children with their Irish homework I finally can!"
Anne Burke, Gort, Co. Galway
A little bit about me...
Patricia Nic Eoin is ainm dom. I've worked with some of the big names in language learning (the Michel Thomas Method; the Olly Richards Story Learning series) and I've also deveoped my own courses for teaching Irish.
I'm a qualified solicitor and I've worked as an Irish language translator at the European Commission in Brussels. I live in Galway city, but am originally from the small village of Kinvara on the south shores of Galway Bay.
"I highly recommend Beginner Irish! I have learned more in this course than in an entire year in other online Irish language courses".
Kristin Dowell, Florida
Here's what you get:
- 8 x explanatory videos; 8 x conversation audio tracks; 8 x speaking practice audio tracks
- 2 LIVE online review and practice sessions (Self-study Option); or 8 live classes (Live Class Option)
- Downloadable course handbook with clear, concise explanations
- Downloadable booklet with texts of all conversations in English and Irish
- Downloadable worksheets
- Support - questions answered within the class forum as they arise for 6 months after date of purchase
- Content delivery in manageable chunks, reducing any overwhelm
- Access to all course content for six months from date of purchase
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED; NEXT BEGINNER COURSE WILL RUN IN JANUARY 2023
I've tried to learn Irish before; but with little success. How do I know I'll make progress this time?
What if I don't have the time to complete a class every week? Will I be left behind?
The course is based on which dialect?
For how long will I have access to the material?
When does the course start and finish?
When do the live sessions take place?
What exactly is included?
Two LIVE sessions
Meet others in Ireland and all over the world learning Irish together at our two live sessions!
Your questions answered as they arise during the course itself, and until 6 months from date of purchase.
Explanatory videos, recorded audio conversations and a comprehensive course booklet and worksheets are all included.
Access the materials on your computer or on your phone via a free app.
Slow down the conversation speed and learn at your own pace.