A Grammar of Modern Irish is by far the most comprehensive book written in Béarla for native and non-native speakers alike.
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.
"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
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.
If you happen to like learning a language and discovering the background of sentence and word formation, then GMI was written for you.
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, Inis, Contae an Chláir
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
Bookmans, Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona
In the U.S., it now can be ordered for $24.95 (+ $5 postage) from
Cavanaugh's County Celtic, 131 West Park Street, Butte, Montana 59701
Heard briefly on Liveline with Joe Duffy in December 2019 (End of the show @13:00):