Irish phrasebook

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Irish (Gaeilge) is one of the three Goidelic languages, the others being Scottish Gaelic and Manx. This Goidelic branch together with the Brythonic branch (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) form the Celtic language family. These are spoken in parts of Ireland, the United Kingdom and France. Irish is compulsory in schools in the Republic of Ireland, but spoken as a first language only by a minority of the Irish population. It is also taught in Catholic schools in Northern Ireland, but is in general much rarer than in the Republic. Practically all native Irish speakers are also able to speak English, so learning Irish is not necessary to communicate. That said, many place names and personal names are in Irish, so at the very least, knowledge of Irish pronunciation is useful for getting around and meeting people.
Some common features of the Celtic languages which strike learners as odd are:

Pronunciation guide

Phrase list