Project Description


During the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ from 2012-2022, Ireland has been marking the 100-year anniversaries of many pivotal events in Irish history, and this has reignited a greater enthusiasm for the Irish language and culture. Irish language TV channel TG4, viral videos of famous pop songs as Gaelige and the growing number of children enrolling in Gaelscoileanna has brought the Irish language into the 21st century.

This online course will teach you all the words and phrases you’ll need for general conversation, so you can keep up with this renewed wave of interest in Irish language and heritage.

Upon enrolling, you’ll soon be able to strike up a chat, comfortably meet and greet people, and have the confidence to practice at the many informal coffee and discussion groups around the country. For many, it offers their first chance of being able to help their young child with Irish homework.

With its ancient, lyrical traditions and its ability to adapt to modern life, learning Irish is an empowering way for Irish people to stay connected to home, or if you are a non-Irish resident, a chance to engage with your adopted country’s native language.

  • Duration: 26 weeks

  • Exam: eCollege Badge of Completion

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content
  • eCollege Award Badge

Course Handbook

Course Topics

Prerequisites & Requirements

No mandatory requirement, but an aptitude for learning different languages would be a bonus.
If you have a passion for Irish history, culture and preserving the Irish language through everyday use, this course is for you.
  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10) or MacOS Mojave 10.14Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You only require a web browser to view the content and access web platforms.





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Please note you can only be enrolled on one eCollege course at any one time. 

Course Code: NC 08790

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