"The girl is sad."
Translation:Tá brón ar an gcailín.
I see, well, I plan on just trying to learn enough to hear spoken Irish and understand it when I listen to RnaG via the RTE/RnaG app ... because I can tell they are talking about some really interesting stuff. Example: a few days ago on Ronán Beo! They mentioned Edward MacLysacht's Irish Family Names book. Then they were talking about some local events but I can only understand maybe 1 word out of 100 words. Also I really love the music. Anyway, back to studying. Thanks for all of your help jameseen.
That's a very sensible way to learn the language. I don't know if you can get the TG4 television station where you are, but it is another great way to learn the language through listening. The children's programmes are great because they speak more clearly and slowly, and use more basic language. I have a Spongebob Squarepants DVD where the language the characters speak can be changed to Irish.
You can also try websites like www.beo.ie if you're looking to practice your language skills.