A Grammar of Modern Irish


An irish-usage book with no equal

A Grammar of Modern Irish is by far the most comprehensive book written in Béarla for native and non-native speakers alike.

The price is right for its contents

This book cost over €100,000 to write, making the retail price of €30 for this timeless reference a bargain.

See list below for shops that carry it.

testimonials from here and afar

"The best book on the Irish language on the market." Nicholas Williams, Professor Emeritus UCD, and translator of The Hobbit from Béarla into Irish

"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., New York

An Excellent book for checking on usage

The index has been revamped to make finding things much easier. The Table of Contents was divided into a condensed and expanded version. Just a few examples of helpful innovations are Chapter 22, which is a huge aid on how to correctly use prepositions, and Chapter 24, which gives you the building blocks to make new words in Irish.

Clarity at your fingertips

If you happen to like learning a language and discovering the background of sentence and word formation, then GMI was written for you. 

Bookshops that carry A grammar of Modern Irish

Hodges Figgis, Baile Átha Cliath

An Siopa Leabhar,  Baile Átha Cliath

Winding Stair Bookshop,  Baile Átha Cliath

Charlie Byrne's, Gaillimh

O'Mahony's, Ollscoil Luimnigh, Cathair Luimnigh, Inis (Ennis)

Liber, Sligeach (Sligo town)

Ennis Bookshop

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Doire

An Siopa Gaeilge, Gleann Cholm Cille

Four Masters Bookshop, Dún na nGall (Donegal town)

An Ceathrú Póilí, Béal Feirste

The Dingle Bookshop, Daingean Uí Chúis