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A "must-have" for anyone learning Irish
on 7 May 2004
This is an Irish language dictionary that will grow with you, from absolute beginner to intermediate/advanced learner. The most common meanings are provided for each entry, but you're not overwhelmed with relatively obscure usages. Most entries provide sample phrases for each entry, which is very helpful if you're not quite sure of the usage.
WARNING: The print in this edition is very tiny. If you're past your twenties, or your vision isn't 20/20, consider "Focloir Scoile" instead. "Focloir Scoile" seems to be identical to "Focloir Poca", but with larger print. It won't fit in your pocket, but it is small/thin enough to be easily carried.
If you are already an advanced learner, or you do a lot of translation work, you'll probably do better with the "Focloir Gaeilge-Bearla".