1st Edition

Colloquial Irish 2 The Next Step in Language Learning

    230 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials.


    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


    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.