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Every week we have a different expert here to give you hints and tips on how to improve your command of the Irish language.

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Antaine Mac Lochlainn explains the correct use of ‘má’ and ‘dá’ in Irish – the two different ways of saying ‘if’ in Irish.
Listen to Dr. Art Hughes Listen to Antaine

Fearghal Mag Uiginn explains all you need to know about counting things and people in Irish
Listen to Dr. Art Hughes Listen to Fearghal

Diarmuid Ó Muirithe gives an insight into sayings in English which have their roots in both Irish and English
Listen to Dr. Art Hughes Listen to Diarmuid

Ciarán Mac Murchaidh has all the information you need to use adjectives in the Irish language
Listen to Dr. Art Hughes Listen to Ciarán

Dr. Art Hughes goes through the months of the year in Irish.
Listen to Dr. Art Hughes
Listen to Art Hughes

It may sound impossible but Art Hughes explains the grammatical use of ASPIRATIONS in the Irish Language in an easy manner! By using some comical and EASY TO REMEMBER ryhmes this you'll wonder why you ever had any difficulties...
Listen to Dr. Art Hughes Listen to Art Hughes

Fidelma Ní Ghallchobhair from the terminology committee for the Irish language has advice for you on mistakes commonly made by learners and people who should know better.
Listen to  Antaine O'Donnaile Listen to Fidelma

Seán Mac Giolla Chéara
explains directions and how to say where you are in Irish.
Listen to  Antaine O'Donnaile Listen to Seán

Mícheál Ó Mainín expains the days of the week in Irish.
Listen to  Antaine O'Donnaile Listen to Mícheál

Antaine Ó Donnaile explains ‘an chopail’ or the copula.
Listen to  Antaine O'Donnaile Listen to Antaine

Dr. Antaine Ó Donnaile has advice and hints for those of you are struggling with the genitive and suspended genitive. Click HERE for the text and audio.

Dr. Antaine O'Donnaile explains why the preposition is so uniquely useful when learning Irish. Learning grammar doesn't always have to be a challenge...
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Ciarán Dawson explains what the prepositions in and to do to the nouns which follow them in Irish.
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Charlie Dillion
offers advice on how to determine the gender of some nouns by how they’re spelt or what they mean.
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Fearghal Mag Uiginn offered expert advice on grammar.
Listen to Fearghal Mag Uiginn
Listen to Fearghal Mag Uiginn

It may sound impossible but Dr. Art Hughes explains the grammatical use of ASPIRATIONS in the Irish Language in an easy manner! By using some comical and EASY TO REMEMBER ryhmes this you'll wonder why you ever had any difficulties...
Listen to Dr. Art Hughes Listen to Dr. Art Hughes

Anne Doherty has some comforting words for those of you making a stab at learning the Irish language for the first time. She advises 'never admit to not understanding' what is being said, and she offers a few reliable phrases to save you from the most embarassing situations - including the last resort 'SLÁN' if all else fails!
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SEAN MAC GIOLLA CHEARA offers advice on the use of possessive pronouns. For those of you who have forgotten what that means, don't switch off, as they're not as frightening as you might imagine! It's simly my, your, his, her, our your and their! Listen in as they are explained inside out!
Listen to Seán Mac Giolla Cheara Listen to Sean Mac Giolla Cheara.


 

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