Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
01-07-2018, 21:45   #1
MactheKnife90
Registered User
 
MactheKnife90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 101
Help trying to Learn Ulster Irish

Hi I have been looking everywhere to try and learn Ulster Irish. At the minute I am using Duolingo and YouTube. I am just wondering can anyone offer any other advice on where tp find any materials where I can learn Ulster/Donegal Irish.

Thank you
MactheKnife90 is offline  
Advertisement
01-07-2018, 22:13   #2
David Webb
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 69
Well there is a three-volume series called Tús Maith that is Ulster-flavoured (not 100% dialectal, but Ulster-influenced). Ciarán Ó Duibhin's site at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/sf/index.html is amazing - that is a link to short stories in Ulster Irish, with audio files read by a native speaker who was born in 1920 with lots of grammar and vocabulary notes. Dr Ó Duibhín is a well-known expert on Ulster Irish, and the person behind the Tobar na Gaedhilge database.
David Webb is offline  
Thanks from:
02-07-2018, 23:47   #3
MactheKnife90
Registered User
 
MactheKnife90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Webb View Post
Well there is a three-volume series called Tús Maith that is Ulster-flavoured (not 100% dialectal, but Ulster-influenced). Ciarán Ó Duibhin's site at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/sf/index.html is amazing - that is a link to short stories in Ulster Irish, with audio files read by a native speaker who was born in 1920 with lots of grammar and vocabulary notes. Dr Ó Duibhín is a well-known expert on Ulster Irish, and the person behind the Tobar na Gaedhilge database.
Thanks very much. Do I need to be a at an advanced level for this though?
MactheKnife90 is offline  
02-07-2018, 23:50   #4
David Webb
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 69
For which? Not for Tús Maith, which has 3 levels starting from zero. As for the stories in Ulster Irish it depends if you can understand, say, story1:

Bhí fear in a chomhnuidhe ar an bhaile s'againne
a dtugadh siad Micheál Ruadh air. Bhí teach
beag cheann-tuigheadh aige ar fhód an bhealaigh
mhóir agus bhí an donas air le séideadh anuas agus
le deora anuas. Lá amháin da rabh Micheál ar an
aonach, casadh duine de a chuid daoine muinteardha
air nach bhfaca sé le tamall fada roimhe sin. "A
Mhicheáil a chroidhe," arsa a dhuine muinteardha
leis, "caidé mar tá an saoghal ag éirghe leat mar
seo?" "Ó, go díreach go leath-mheasardha," arsa
Micheál, "tá mé briste brúighte, tuirseach cráidhte,
i n-amanna plúchta agus i n-amanna báidhte."

That's from http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/sf/sceal01.html - the audio file is there and vocabulary notes.

It is in the original spelling.
David Webb is offline  
02-07-2018, 23:54   #5
David Webb
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 69
For very basic Ulster Irish, try Giota Beag on the BBC site - the audio files are by native speaker from Donegal Fearghal Mag Uiginn - http://www.bbc.co.uk/irish/articles/view/625/english/

Giota beag in Irish means "a little bit".

Last edited by David Webb; 02-07-2018 at 23:57.
David Webb is offline  
Advertisement
03-07-2018, 12:35   #6
MactheKnife90
Registered User
 
MactheKnife90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Webb View Post
For very basic Ulster Irish, try Giota Beag on the BBC site - the audio files are by native speaker from Donegal Fearghal Mag Uiginn - http://www.bbc.co.uk/irish/articles/view/625/english/

Giota beag in Irish means "a little bit".
Go raibh Maith agat. I will be in touch hopefully to let you know how I get on.
MactheKnife90 is offline  
18-07-2018, 14:37   #7
lumi71
Registered User
 
lumi71's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1
Check out Now You're Talking as well, as RTE series from the 90's that teaches Irish solely through the Ulster dialect. All the episodes have been uploaded onto youtube (I can't post the url as I'm a new member!). The coursebook is available on amazon and bricks and mortar bookshops too.
lumi71 is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet