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Teangaleanga was launched in January 2011 while
A Grammar of Modern Irish was still being wriitten. This reference on Irish usage is an annotated guide to Graiméar Gaeilge na mBráithre Críostaí. The first edition of A Grammar of Modern Irish was published 15 March 2013. The second edition was published on 1 September, 2013, and is available in softcover for $24.95 (€29.95 in Ireland). To have it sent to you, just press the paypal button above and it will bring you to the page where you can order it. 

A Grammar of Modern Irish has many valuable features: a detailed Table of Contents; an expanded section on nouns, adjectives, and verbs; all the points of the compass in Appendix IV; a nonitalicized serif font for the Irish to make it more readable; an expanded chapter on Irish surnames; an added Irish-Béarla glossary of Irish grammatical terms: and footnotes included where Ó Dónaill’s Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla differed from Graiméar Gaeilge na mBráithre Críostaí.

This definitive reference is essential for anyone who needs to check what the rules are on how to use the Irish language. 

From the critics:

'The Contents at a Glance... will assure the reader that the book covers the basics. But the Chapter contents reveal that it goes much further, breaking down in comprehensive and clear detail the rules governing Irish...." Library Journal, June, 2013.

'It's a masterpiece, your book. Clear, concise, thorough explanations of a sometimes impossibly complex language; easy-to-follow layout; well-chosen typography, with lightface Gill Sans for the text and serif for the examples. I'm not familiar with the Christian Brothers' original, but if it's like most grammar books, it was written with a splendid disregard for the potential reader. Your version is not.' Caleb Crowell, Executive Vice-President (retired), Educational Design, Inc., March, 2014.

The author of
A Grammar of Modern Irish is Pól Ó Murchú, who obtained his MA in Irish from the National University of Ireland in 2002. From 1981 to 1997, he taught Irish in the US (na Stáit Aontaithe), and then from 1998 to 2011, taught Irish to Irish teachers in Ireland. For five years (2004–2009), he edited an expanded electronic version of Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, which has been out since 2007. 
In 1988, he started the first American half-hour radio program (on WFDU). which was totally in Irish. It aired for two years, and was broadcast throughout the New York metropolitan area.

An scéal is nuaí:

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, Columbia, Trinity, and NUI, Galway University libraries, among others,
carry A Grammar of Modern Irish.

For the complete list, go to

A Grammar of Modern Irish was launched in Ireland at Club na Múinteoirí near Parnell Square, Dublin,
Ireland, at 6 p.m, Thursday, September 12th, 2013.

You can purchase GMI at the following Irish shops:

Hodges Figgis

56-58 Sráid Dhásain,

Baile Átha Cliath 2

An Ceathrú Póilí
216 Bóthar na bhFál,
Béal Feirste,
BT12 6AH

The Library Bookshop
Coláiste na Tríonóide, Baile Átha Cliath

An Siopa Leabhar
6 Sráid Fhearchair
Baile Átha Cliath


69 Patrick Street


And these US bookstores:

Auntie's Books
Spokane, Washington

Cavanaugh's County Celtic
Butte, Montana

Hammes Bookstore
Notre Dame University, Indiana

A short tutorial, uploaded in June 2017, is on four common names that are often spelled or pronounced incorrectly:


































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