Cré na Cille: Irish film with Irish and English subtitles
One of the frustrating things I've found while learning Irish is the relative lack of video and audio with accompanying text in Irish. Well, TG4 recently gave us a rather fine Halloween gift by putting the film Cré na Cille up on its Seinnteoir (Player) for the month of November, and it has the option of subtitles in either Irish or English.
Cré na Cille is an adaptation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's novel of the same name. The book is a hilarious account of the petty squabbles among the recently dead in a rural Irish graveyard. Things like 'I hope to God I had eight candles on my coffin. So-and-so had only six and his daughter one of the nuns in America.'
The cast are all native speakers (as far as my ears can tell) and you'll recognize many of them from TG4's programmes. You'll pick up plenty of idioms if you pay attention. Not least of all, it's really entertaining.
Interesting. I am not sure how much it will help me to have the Irish words. I have been wanting to have Irish children's books with CD's for a long time but have only found one.
It will help to link the written word with the pronunciation. It doesn't matter if you don't understand all the words.
edit: becky3086, if you get hold of a book without a CD, a solution would be to ask a native speaker to read and record it for you. The person could read it to you using Skype.
Yeah, but I find movies really boring if I don't know what is being said which is why I would rather have a short book. I don't really know any native speakers.
You could try Rabhlaí Rabhlaí by Roibeard Ó Cathasaigh or Gugalaí Gug by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and John Ryan. They have children's songs and rhymes with audio. Mac Dhonnagáin also has four Fionn Mac Cumhail books with audio: Fionn Mac Cumhaill: Taoiseach na Féinne, Bran agus Sceolán, Oisín, and Gruaig Fhinn.
I can add an upvote for Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin's Fionn mac Cumhaill stories - the box set with audio CD of him reading the stories will help to expand your vocabulary beyond what is included in Duolingo, and the audio is clear and easy to follow. (You can get Audio CDs of him reading some other childrens stories on Amazon or YouTube to hear what he sounds like).
Go raibh maith agat. I really never lack for shows in Irish to watch since TG4 has so many and I have Irish language books that have CD's but I just would love to have other books with audio as well. I will check these out.