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Dia daoibh,

This discussion is designed to be a convenient list of links that you can use to immerse yourself in Irish. There may not be many links right now, but this will continue to grow. If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments.


  • TG4: Ireland's national Irish-language channel. Shows available free on the TG4 Player. Notable shows:



Nuacht an Lae



  • One Minute Irish
  • An Saol ó Dheas
  • (More Podcasts need to be added!)


  • TG Lurgan: Music covers (as Gaeilge) and Irish video lessons. Notable videos:

Avicii vs. Lurgan: Wake Me Up

Grá Mo Chroí (Love Like This-Kodaline) Amhrán na gCupán (The Cup Song)

Sé Seachtainí

  • Clisare: Videos using casual Irish. Notable videos:

Pop Culture Phrases in Irish

Tumblr Terms in Irish

So, like I said, this list is far from extensive, but will continue to grow, so you can immerse yourself further. Enjoy!


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August 26, 2014


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    I just love how much effort you guys are putting into the course, even after beta!

    gives virtual group hug to Irish Team


    This is part of the TG4 archives. It has a lot of the best known sean-nós songs, with lyrics and video in most cases.




    • C.U. Burn - A very good comedy series in Donegal Irish, but don't let that scare you. There's a few videos all over Youtube.

    • Comhrá - Chat show in Irish. This playlist specialises in Conamara Irish.


    • For the more advanced learners, the Doegen Records are a great resource to listen to Irish folklore and some old songs. These were recorded from 1928 to 1932, so they contain a few dialects that have since died. Each recording is transcribed and translated into English.

    • The Folklore Collection was largely collected in the 1930s from schools. School children were asked to collect all sorts of information from the older generations such as old cures and folklore. While most of it is in English, there are quite a few written in the pre-caighdeán Irish spelling and script, so it might be difficult for beginners.

    Other Learning Resources

    • Líofa provides a course "Now you're talking", as it's based in Northern Ireland, there's Donegal Irish in it, so some of the pronunciations are bit different, but it's a good course with both audio and text. There are videos here. Say hello to the 90s again.


    C.U. Burn - is a brilliant comedy series.


    The comedies from the 90s are the best. C.U. Burn, Father Ted, in Britain there was Mr Bean, and Keeping up Appearances, and in America, Friends started.

    The comedy in C.U. Burn does a great stereotype of old Ireland; working and taking the dole.


    an inspiration to all the other language courses

    creme de la creme


    Any chance this thread could be stickied? I think it has some valuable links worth keeping handy at the top.

    Thanks again for the links. Now I'm watching Igam Ogam on TG4 .. really cute young kid's show and slow enough speaking I can hear the pronunciations well. No subtitles but that's ok because I don't want to keep leaning on my English.

    I would also like to extend a public go raibh mhaith agat to Patricia Fitzgerald, the Executive Librarian at Clare County Library. I contacted her by email asking for suggestions for books to read that would help me learn and she replied with a link to Irish books. Lots of good children's books to help with learning and adult books as I move along in ability.

    Irish books http://www.futafata.ie/

    I always count on librarians when I'm in need .. they seem to have the answer for everything!


    Dia daoibh!

    I have been using TG4.ie for listening and watching Irish. But now that I have (still) problems with understanding Irish that well, I need subtitles. As far as my eolas is, Rós na Rún and Saol faoi Shráid do have subtitles as Gaeilge. Does anybody know which shows do also have subtitles as Gaeilge? Go raibh maith agaibh already!


    I like Celtic Woman, even though not all of their songs are in Gaelic, some are.


    Turas Teanga 20 tv programs broadcast originally on RTE , the dialogues are acted out--this is very helpful, as three conversations are given, one each with Munster, Connacht, and Ulster accents (and dialectal usages once in a while) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihuiBY3nOgE&t=54s , https://www.rte.ie/gaeilge/2020/0217/1115831-the-nobody-zoneeist-leis-an-gcead-phodchraoladh-ilteangach-o-rte/ , https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyby6Yt24Hcli7UVt5UzwZg


    Thanks so much for this! Now I don't have to use an awful textbook to delve further into the language ^-^


    Raidió agus Podchraoltaí:




    definitely recommend CODasGaeilge.


    Also Galway City now has Raidió na dTreabh.


    Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in to sharing this with us. Sending lingots your way!!


    I listen to the Motherfoclóir podcast (https://www.headstuff.org/motherfocloir/) pretty regularly and I really enjoy it. It isn't in Irish, but it discusses topics related to the Irish language and sometimes goes into etymology or usage. While it probably wouldn't be useful for immersion purposes, I find it to be a fun way to learn more about the language.

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