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Ulster Irish?

When I started learning irish gaelic, I decided I wanted to learn Ulster Irish because that is the area that my family originated from. However, I have found that there are very few resources to learn the ulster dialect. Does anyone know of some good websites to check out beside the BBC Northern Ireland?

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Hello, mystimoon, agus fáilte! Laughing

First off, I think it would be a better idea to learn the Standard irish, learn the basic understanding of the language, etc. Once you have that down, you can focus on a particular dialect like Ulster.

That being said, there are Ulster-based materials out there, as with all the dialects. Try "Learning Irish", because it features interviews by native speakers from all the Gaeltachtaí.

I also found the following link on a Google search: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ulsteririshstudy/

Hope this helps!

Le meas,

Maidhc

You can find some good resources on Ulster Irish here: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/

Hi Guys

 

I live in the north and did Irish at primary school in East Belfast but never took it any further.  Its really only very recently i took a real notion to learn it and Ulster is the dialect here.  I attended a night class which has now stopped and I am trying to learn a bit more before I go the local gaeltacht!  

 

So you have discovered the bbc irish which is really good!  Another site I use is www.bitesizeirishgaelic.com which is very good and has a free trial to begin.  I dont worry too much at the minute about dialects as listening to any irish really helps.  I find TG4player very good but I guess you cant access that?  If I can help in anyway let me know.

 

Adh mór ort

 

Joe

 

 

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