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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

A course in Irish language for students who already have at least a reasonable grounding in Scottish Gaelic. As Irish is a cognate language to Gaelic this course moves at a rapid pace and by the end of it students will have a good understanding of how Irish works.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Michelle MacLeod

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Course Description

Students will study modern Irish grammar, acquire a basic vocabulary and become comfortable with the main pronunciation differences between Scottish Gaelic and Irish. The course will be comparative in nature and students will have an accelerated learning experience because of the cognate nature of the languages.
Classes will include reading comprehension, grammar exercises and translation.

Further Information & Notes

Not available to students who have A Level Irish / or Leaving Cert. Irish.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: Level 3 only: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment takes the form of written or oral tasks set in class each week.


Feedback is written on submitted work and provided verbally in class.

Course Learning Outcomes


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