55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
Hard work and only for the serious student, but good,
By A Customer
This review is from: Learning Irish: An Introductory Self-tutor (Audio Cassette)
Unlike most teach-yourself Gaeilge books this one tackles the grammar without pretending you can just "pick it up". No you can't. If you are truly interested in learning the foundations of Irish over 2 years, if you are fairly good at languages, if you are OK about learning a specific dialect (Cois Fharrige, just west of Galway)... then this book is the one to get. If you need some colloquial Irish in the mean time, why not get one of the lighter books & go through it in parallel. Incidentally, if you are mortal you will become very confused about the copula, among other things, but keep faith - there is light at the end of the tunnel.