Irish and English are the official languages of Ireland. Irish is also called Irish Gaelic. The three major dialects of Irish are:
• Connemara (spoken in the west of Ireland and centered
around the city of Galway),
• Munster (spoken in Counties Kerry and Cork),
• Ulster (spoken in County Donegal).
The dialects are mutually intelligible, and all three dialects are heard in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. The Pimsleur course teaches the Munster dialect.
The government of Ireland is trying to revive Irish as the primary language of the country. Irish is now taught in the schools, and there are now radio and television stations broadcasting in Irish.
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
What People Are Saying
“We have probably every learning product out there in the English language for Norwegian, and this is by far the best one to get you speaking and understanding and going, not just learning phrases but actually using the language.”