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This course in spoken and written Irish for beginners is based on the functional objectives of the Council of Europe. It uses everyday situations for dialogues and exercises which put the emphasis on practical use of the language. A mix of cultural aspects are used as a vehicle for learning. The complete course includes a C90 audio cassette.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published January 1st 1993)
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John Campbell
May 17, 2007 John Campbell rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People named Sean O'Leary
I didn't think I could handle this one, and I find that I'm right about that. I really only wanted to know how to pronounce the names. It takes long enough to learn that Siobhán O'Laoghaire is simply "Sean O'Leary," not S O'L.
Nicholas Whyte

Not knowing much else about Irish, it's difficult for me to judge how well Ó Sé and Sheils cover the subject. I thought it was a decent and mostly engaging course of 21 lessons, and can only blame myself for the long time it took me to get through the final two, on the conditional and past habitual. (I turned to the BBC to keep my momentum going.) It is a bit irritatingly scrappy in places - answers which don't match the exercises, illustrations which ar
Saoirse Sterling
Clear and concise, the CD that comes with this is also so very, very helpful. Irish is one of the hardest languages, purely on a phonetic level and this helps a great deal with pronunciation.
Go raibh maith agat, Darmod!

I have to mark it as "read" althought I am more continuosly reading it in order to improve my knowledge of the language...
Got this for Christmas and working through it. I love investigating languages, although I've enver mastered one besides English.
Comprehensive textbook of Irish language and grammar
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