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Colloquial Irish 2
The Next Step in Language Learning

ISBN 9780367203016
Published December 5, 2019 by Routledge
230 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Colloquial Irish 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills from the beginner level to advanced beginner.

Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read plenty of modern, everyday Irish, Colloquial Irish 2 builds on the skills acquired in Colloquial Irish by expanding vocabulary, increasing awareness of grammar rules and building spoken fluency while dealing with many of the same communicative themes. The popular Cois Fharraige dialect from West Galway continues to be the main focus of the book.

With dialogues, vocabulary, grammatical explanations and cultural points based around communicative themes, as well as free sound files online, recorded by native speakers of the dialect, Colloquial Irish 2 provides everything the advanced beginner needs to take their language skills to the next level. Free sound files, recorded by native speakers of the dialect, are available at

Table of Contents


1. Ócáidí Sóisialta

Social Occasions

2. An Teaghlach

The Family

3. Caitheamh aimsire


4. Taisteal áitiúil

Local travel

5. Ag obair


6. An Deireadh Seachtaine

The Weekend

7. Bia, Deoch agus Comhrá

Food, Drink and Conversation

8. Sláinte


9. Ag cur síos ar dhaoine eile

Describing others

10. Siopadóireacht éadaí

Shopping for clothes

11. Taisteal Saoire

Holiday Travel

12. Treoracha


13. Ordú is iarratas

Command and request

14. Fadó Fadó

Long long ago

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Tomás Ó hÍde is Professor of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College, CUNY, USA.

Máire Ní Neachtain is Head of the Irish Department and Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Arts at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland.

Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew is Lecturer at Penn Language Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

John Gillen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences, Hostos Community College, CUNY, USA.