Gaelic is one of the oldest languages in Europe, dating right back to the Bronze Age when the first Celts settled in Ireland bringing their own unique dialect. Falling out of favour during English rule in the 17th century use of the language started to decline. Luckily, interest in Irish began to grow again with the founding, in 1893, of The Gaelic League whose main purpose was to revive the language. With the language now safely flourishing there has never been a better time to learn Irish.
The ‘Irish Phrase Book’ contains over 1,000 useful phrases and words in Irish with English translations and a pronunciation guide for each. Colour-coded for ease of use, this compact guide includes sections on travel and accommodation, sightseeing and shopping, recreation and sport. There is also an invaluable pronunciation guide, a basic grammar and advice on regional differences.
In short the ‘Irish Phrase Book’ will be a useful introduction for anyone who wishes to learn some of the more common words and phrases currently in use.